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30
May

MADRID: FORMAL MEETING OF THE IPCM BOARD

on Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:47.

On Friday 29 May the meeting of the Board of the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) was held in Madrid. Among the topics discussed were the progress and current advances in the various projects already implemented and the plans for the future. It was agreed to lay the groundwork for an in-depth reflection upon the tragedy of immigration in the Mediterranean. The meeting was attended by Rafael Rodriguez-Ponga, President; Maria Reina Martín, Vice President; Jesús Casado, Secretary; Josep Calvo, Treasurer; Francisco Dominguez, Vice Treasurer; and Maribel Alañón and Chindasvinto Moreno from the Technical Secretariat of the IPCM.

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12
May

AMARANTE: THE IPCM AT THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "VOCATIONAL TRAINING: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE LABOUR MARKET IN THE SPHERE OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL DIALOGUE"

on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:40.

amaranteThe International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) was the collaborating body running the International Seminar "Vocational training: a contribution to the labour market in the field of European social dialogue", held in Amarante (Portugal) from 8th to 10th May, 2015. The seminar was organised by the Associação para a Formação, Investigação e Desenvolvimento Social dos Trabalhadores (FIDESTRA) with funding from the European Union and the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA).

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05
May

EZA’s networks and platforms: International Platform of Co-operation and Migration (IPCM)

on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:14.

The IPCM is an offshoot of the EZA. In fact the EZA realised that sever- al of its members were involved in issues related to the mobility of workers and their families and were giving special attention to migration phenomena. At the same time, other members were working on international co-operation projects for development. So a group of EZA mem- bers decided in 2004 to start up this plat- form. In 2009 it was constituted as a legal entity in the form of an association. We have had training seminars and meet- ings in Brussels, Naples, Palermo, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Toledo, Valladolid, Lisbon, Amarante, Guimarães, Évora and Malta. The topics have included: "The labour market and migration in the EU: How to put an end to the social exclusion of migrants? The role of trade unions and migrants' organisations in the processes of integration" in 2014; "The economic and social crisis, its impact on the labour market in the EU: an analysis of the cur- rent situation, forecasts for development, political and legal requirements for a framework conducive to creating jobs for migrants and local people" in 2013; and the "Participation of immigrants in the social dialogue and in the labour market" in 2012.(EZA News)

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