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GlobalStat – The new Database on Developments in a Globalised World

LogoGlobalStat78x78From 13 to 15 October 2015 GlobalStat will be represented in the ‘Spotlight Sessions’ and the Exhibition Hall of the 5th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Guadalajara/Mexico. During the event, GlobalStat’s team will present the database’s unique approach and draw attention to the need for publicly available statistical information tools, well-designed measures and targeted policies for well-being as well as progress.

Meet the Team at GlobalStat's Stand in the 5th OECD World Forum's Exhibition Area

MPC Study for the European Parliament on labour migration to the EU

MPC-Logo-VerticalThe Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE Committee) has just published a Study elaborated by the Migration Policy Centre on Exploring New Avenues for Legislation for Labour Migration to the European UnionThe Study is a contribution to the discussion over the European Agenda on Migration and has been commissioned in the context of the ongoing LIBE Committee work on the Strategic own-initiative report on the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration. It reviews the social and economic context of EU international labour migration policy, including labour needs in Europe, the status of relevant EU legislation and the available policy options from a comprehensive labour market perspective. 

"Reflecting on..."

Asylum policy is too important to be left to interior ministers


GrabbeHeather90x110Every epistemic community has its own way of framing issues, and policy-makers are no exception. Interior ministers are particularly susceptible to security frames, as their job is to look out for threats to their home population. The responsibility for policing, prisons, law and order tends to attract politicians who want to make their careers on the right of their party, on themes of control and toughness. How unfortunate it is for the vulnerable people who seek asylum that the politicians usually in charge of protecting them have a tendency to portray them as a threat rather than a moral responsibility under international law. 

The pictures of the refugees in the press this summer ... [read more]

  Heather Grabbe
Jean Monnet Fellow

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