Council of Europe – New publications in the field of migration and refugees

June 23, 2017 3:08 pm

Here are the most recent publications released in May-June 2017 by the Council of Europe that focus on the themes of migration and refugees in Europe.

Realising the right to family reunification of refugees in Europe
https://www.coe.int/es/web/commissioner/-/european-countries-must-lift-obstacles-to-reunification-of-refugee-families

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights sets out a number of recommendations to member states intended to assist national authorities in re-examining their laws, policies and practices in order to give full effect to the right to family reunification, for the benefit of both refugees and their host communities.

Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe (2017-2019)
http://www.coe.int/en/web/children/-/council-of-europe-action-plan-on-protecting-refugee-and-migrant-children-adopted

The Action Plan is based on a clear principle: in the context of migration, children should be treated first and foremost as children.

Media coverage of the “refugee crisis”: A cross-European perspective
https://edoc.coe.int/en/refugees/7367-media-coverage-of-the-refugee-crisis-a-cross-european-perspective.html

This report examines the narratives developed by print media in eight European countries and how they contributed to the public perception of the “crisis”, shifting from careful tolerance over the summer, to an outpouring of solidarity and humanitarianism in September 2015, and to a securitisation of the debate and a narrative of fear in November 2015.

Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction – Practices for Inclusion
https://edoc.coe.int/en/environment/7383-migrants-in-disaster-risk-reduction-practices-for-inclusion.html

This publication presents experiences from researchers and practitioners from a variety of geographical contexts on how internal and international migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been included and have participated in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.