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UNited for a different European migration policy

For years now, migration is on top of the political agenda - but there is still no movement towards a coherent and comprehensive European solution. We are now in a situation that every time migrants are ...
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Depoliticising migration

A broad agreement between the 28 EU Member States on the implementation of migration policies is out of reach to be updated according to the June EU summit. The subject is notably controversial; the issue has ...
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Human mobility: Neoliberal globalisation and forced migration

What is the link between globalisation, inequality and migration? To answer this question, Raúl Delgado Wise analyses the capitalist context in which migration is taking place.   Neither the nature of contemporary migration nor attempts to ...
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A Shared Strategy

In its inability to find a shared strategy to confront the problem of immigration, Europe is experiencing an extremely worrisome crisis. The reaction of fear and insecurity brings the continent’s inhabitants is putting our national and ...
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Migration management in Sweden and its impact

"No other country in Europe has accepted as many refugees in relation to its population as Sweden,” Swedish Prime Minister Löfven used to say. Like Germany, Sweden welcomed several hundred thousand foreigners over the past four ...
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Urban solutions for European challenges

The EU has been rocked in recent years by a state of confusion generated by populism and Euroscepticism, and, more visibly, the influx of thousands of new arrivals. These are challenges that have come together in ...
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Karlsruhe’s festival: ‘Upheaval – Awakening. Equal rights for all’

Art and culture can create an atmosphere of cosmopolitanism and can encourage people to resist racism and xenophobia. Suzanne Asche presents us with the most important structures and events through which art and culture and the ...
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Fit out the local Neighbourhoods !

Interview by Alain Bloëdt editor-in-chief of the Progressive Post with the Mayor of Brussels Philippe Close   The Progressive Post: How do you explain the increase in public trust in local politics vis a vis national ...
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Developing mixed open cities of the future

Race and migration are the most volatile issues in European politics today. Social Democracy is paying a heavy price for its neo-liberal mistakes. Cities are showing the way towards an intercultural future as they offer a ...
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For a European “social cities” policy!

Calls for a (more) social Europe are part of European social democracy's DNA, and will certainly be top of the agenda in the 2019 European election campaign. The call for a "social progress protocol", building on ...
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Why must the EU avoid ignoring the cities and regions?

Europe faces great challenges and the cities and regions are often on the front line. Take the migrant crisis for example: on the ground, it is the cities and regions that must organize the initial response. ...
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‘Collaborative Future Making’ explained

A key challenge today is that we have lost both our individual and collective capacity for imagination. The ability to imagine radically different versions of what could constitute a future sustainable city and to involve and ...