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Immigrant Citizenship Campaigns

Creating the conditions for full citizenship with a campaign in up to 10 European countries

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Equality Data Initiative

Pushing for reliable data to ensure equality and actively fight discrimination of specific minority groups in the EU

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DELI project launched

MPG and the Council of Europe launch a project to support immigrant entrepreneurs and increase diversity in procurement

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EU structural funds and Roma

How are EU equality and non-discrimination standards implemented in the structural funds, with respect to Roma?

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Reasonable accommodation beyond disability in Europe?

Can reasonable accommodation be extended to other grounds of discrimination beyond disability in the EU?

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MPG Deputy Director on the implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives

What is the role of civil society in monitoring the implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives?

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Equality Law: What Kind of Equality?

Audio recordings from the Legal Seminar 2013 - housing, positive action, disability and updates on CJEU case-law

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MPG's 2013 year at a glance

Review MPG's 2013 year with our fully interactive timeline

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MPG’s joint ACIT project presented at 20th birthday party of Hungary’s citizenship law

The Hungarian researchers involved in the Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration (ACIT) project and roundtable hold a Birthday Party to celebrate the 20th Birthday of Hungary ‘s Citizenship Law.

The event included 120 participants from the academic and practitioner world. The results of the MPG joint ACIT project were widely distributed through the project’ s Handbook for Hungary, available in English and in Hungarian.

In the last 20 years, more than 200,000 immigrants have been

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Our Work in Context

Discrimination is “alive and well” in France

On 10 April the French national statistics institute INSEE published a compilation of 11 different studies measuring the influence of gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and health status on inequalities in different areas of society. The interesting conclusions that can be drawn from this research include the existence of

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Immigrant Citizenship Campaigns (summary)

CITI-sThis is an 8 month pilot project founded by the Open Society Institute for Europe (OSIFE). It will lay the foundation for citizenship campaigns to be implemented in up to 10 European countries in order to promote naturalization and political mobilization of migrants as citizens.

Unlike in traditional countries of immigration such as Canada and the US, most immigrants in Europe do not naturalize and consequently cannot participate in elections. Whereas voter registration and turnout can be an issue, it is striking how little attention has been paid to the fact that most immigrants in Europe are absent in the political landscape simply because they are not citizens. Being barred from voting on the national, regional and European level therefore leaves a considerable part of the European population disenfranchised and hence with little opportunities to influence political decision-making. Furthermore, policy makers do not have to consider them as an important interest group that needs to be consulted and taken seriously.

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Equality Data Initiative (summary)

graphs_for-sliderReliable data is needed to ensure equality and actively fight discrimination. Data does this by measuring inequalities and allowing the development of positive solutions to inequality such as targeted social policies. Data also allows us monitor whether these measures work.

The Equality Data Initiative (EDI), initiated by the Open Society European Policy Institute, and implemented in collaboration with the Migration Policy Group and the European Network Against Racism, aims to develop research on, and increase awareness of, the need for data regarding specific minority groups in the European Union (EU). Its ultimate goal is to enhance the measurability of (in)equality for groups at risk of discrimination. The EDI has six components including consultation with established experts, comparative policy-oriented research resulting in a report (see below), identification of, and consultation with, national stakeholders, national and EU targeted advocacy, and strategic litigation.

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