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Mahmood being interview by Yle, Finnish news.

Housing-project Work Against the Clock as Reception Centers Close

Six weeks from now Nihtisilla refugee reception centre in Espoo, Finland will close down. Several refugee reception centres in Finland have already ceased to exist due to decreasing numbers of asylum seekers.   The decision has created distress among the asylum seekers, many of whom have lived at Nihtisilla for five years. A significant number …

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“To Do What I Do Better!”

Today the second cohort of the growing AWON Practitioners Network held its first meeting. This time the group is made up by 10 practitioners working in Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden, UK, Ireland, and Germany. Their field of expertise and engagement stretches from providing legal aid, psychological empowerment, support for young and employment opportunities to new refugees …

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Is Europe Closing the Borders?

The recent changes in migration policy being considered by the European Union and how the grassroots foster the political will needed to cope with these changes in a constructive way was discussed in A World of Neighbours December zoomcast. Professor Peo Hansen has studied the European collaboration around asylum since the beginning of the 1990’s. …

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Rich Conversation at Kaiciid Forum on Social Inclusion in Europe

When Kaiciid’s 2nd European Policy Dialogue Forum on Refugees and Migrants started on November 3 it was with a heavy heart. The night before a terrorist had shot and killed four persons in down-town Vienna. Together we joined Austria in a minute of silence, mourning with those who lost loved ones in the attack.  To me, and I am sure many …

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