Europe project surveys opinion on EU migration and asylum policy

Author: Bella Kosmala


A group of European NGOs and researcher organisations is running a project aimed at finding out more about the way European citizens view the current challenges, strategic priorities & key actions for the development of a common EU Policy in the areas of asylum and migration.

A second objective is achieve a better understanding of perceptions and attitudes of citizens towards migrants, immigrants and refugees and towards various migration policy options, and to understand the awareness and knowledge about the phenomenon and the “new multicultural scenario”. 

The project “Migrations, Integration and Co-Development in Europe” encourages an intercultural dialogue between civil society organizations and citizens from different countries and living communities in Europe to express their views about EU policies related to migration and asylum and more broadly, about the key priorities and strategic actions needed to face common and current challenges. Through a bottom up approach the project involves citizens and members from civil society organisations, local authorities, educational, cultural or research institutions, town-twinning committees and networks that are active in the migration and asylum field.

As part of this work the project has launched an online survey in order to gather individual opinions on migration and asylum policy from a large number of citizens in all participating countries. The purpose of this survey is to gauge public opinion of European Citizens on current challenges, strategic priorities & key actions for the development of a common EU Policy in the areas of asylum and migration. Another aim is to understand perceptions and attitudes of citizens towards migrants, immigrants and refugees and towards various migration policy options, and to understand the awareness and knowledge about the phenomenon and the “new multicultural scenario”. The results will provide the basis for the development of recommendations for a European Citizen Initiative on a common EU policy on Migration and Asylum. The survey is conducted in the frame of the project "Migrations, Integration and Co-Development in Europe" co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union.

For more information about the project and the survey visit the website or the Facebook page

 

 


Bella Kosmala

About the Author

Bella Kosmala

Bella joined the New Europeans team as the Development officer, with the aim of developing our work with local migrant communities in London.

Bella has a degree in Politics and Anthropology from University of Glasgow and an LLM in International Law from University of Sussex. She began working with migrants through Student Action for Refugees while at university and has since worked with a number of organisations such as Positive Action in Housing, Hackney Migrant Centre, MigrationWork and Migrants' Rights Network. This has given her extensive experience and knowledge of working with migrants on a local community level, as well as broader national level. 

She set up Greenwich Migrant Hub, a weekly drop-in centre for vulnerable migrants and is developing an Integration Awards scheme for local migrant community groups and statutory services. 

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Bella Kosmala

About the Author

Bella Kosmala

Bella joined the New Europeans team as the Development officer, with the aim of developing our work with local migrant communities in London.

Bella has a degree in Politics and Anthropology from University of Glasgow and an LLM in International Law from University of Sussex. She began working with migrants through Student Action for Refugees while at university and has since worked with a number of organisations such as Positive Action in Housing, Hackney Migrant Centre, MigrationWork and Migrants' Rights Network. This has given her extensive experience and knowledge of working with migrants on a local community level, as well as broader national level. 

She set up Greenwich Migrant Hub, a weekly drop-in centre for vulnerable migrants and is developing an Integration Awards scheme for local migrant community groups and statutory services. 

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