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10
Jul

Barcelona: IPCM commemorates its tenth anniversary with a seminar on the role of social organizations and global problems

on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:04.

bcn2On July 8 and 9, 2019, the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU of Barcelona hosted the international seminar "Global problems, five centuries after the first round to the world" (see program) It was organized by the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration and UOA-CEU, with the support of EZA and the European Union.

The seminar contributed to the debate on the role of workers' organizations and social organizations in present-day Europe, the analysis of European policies on immigration, the rights of migrants as well as the new challenges for socio-labor integration. All this from within a framework of study based on a global scope of problems, five centuries after the first round to the world.

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21
Feb

TEN YEARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR COOPERATION AND MIGRATION- IPCM

on Thursday, 21 February 2019 08:26.

JuntaDirectivaPICM ParsLetter from the President of the IPCM

Paris, February 21, 2019

On the occasion of the meeting of the Board of Directors of IPCM, we thank FIDESTRA for organizing the seminar that brought us together.

The IPCM turns ten years old. In 2009, a group of social entities from several countries, meeting in Madrid, decided to give legal form to the platform that had been functioning informally. The PICM/IPCM was born as a registered association according to Spanish legislation. Our thanks to its first president, the Italian Piergiorgio Sciacqua, for the impulse given.

I want to emphasize that in these ten years:

  1. The IPCM has held 50 meetings of its governing bodies, in six European countries: Spain (Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Guadalajara), Italy (Milano, Naples), Portugal (Lisbon, Amarante, Évora, Guimaraes, Sintra) , Belgium (Brussels), Malta (Valletta) and, today, in France (Paris).

  2. The organizations of the IPCM have held a hundred seminars. Experts from various countries, NGOs, trade unions, political parties, religious organizations and academic institutions have participated in them. They have been possible thanks to the financing of EZA and the European Commission, and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  3. The IPCM has positioned itself publicly before the main international issues, through declarations that are on our website, in several languages.

  4. The IPCM has been a forum for exchange, dialogue, analysis and deliberation, sharing the core values that inspire us.

  5. The members of IPCM have known closely the reality of complex situations. Recall the visit to the city of Melilla (on the Spanish border of the European Union with Morocco) and visits to refugee centers or immigrants in several European cities.

For the future, we propose:

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11
Dec

IPCM IN THE FACE OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION

on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:00.

inglesThe International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) is highly interested in multi-lateral policy on migration and thus:

  1. Warmly welcomes the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted last December 11, 2018, during the intergovernmental conference that took place in Marrakech, Morocco.

  2. Values positively the 23 established objectives and the associated political actions within the framework of cooperation, for a safe, orderly and regular migration throughout the migratory cycle.

  3. Considers it as a great step forward, since the majority of UN member states, including the Holy See, signed this Pact, which deals with one of the most relevant and sensitive issues of our current human reality.

  4. Feels disappointed due to the fact that the EU has not reached a common agreement in this conference because of disparity among national governments criteria.

  5. Reminds that IPCM has always advocated for the need of a European migration and refuge policy, which brings coherence and security to everybody, as evidenced by several statements by IPCM.

  6. Underlines that migration issue is directly linked to development of nations and people, and thus, it is also linked to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international sphere.

  7. Greatly appreciates that the Global Compact deals with labour issues and opportunities for a decent job. It also appreciates the call to all parties to avoid racism and xenophobia due to ethnic, religious or other reasons.

  8. Values this Global Compact within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th anniversary framework, an essential text that is still absolutely valid, when so many people still see their human rights are being violated or threatened.

  9. Holds its commitment to keep acting, along with its member organizations, in its meetings and seminars, and in its immigrant centers, in order to analyze issues as a whole and, as a consequence, to offer valid solutions, which come from our values, based on Christian humanism, europeism, democracy, liberty and human rights.
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30
Nov

Warsaw: Incorporating migrants and refugees to the European labour reality

on Friday, 30 November 2018 11:04.

MR VarsoviaEuropean Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation had a pleasant opportunity to organize a seminar ’Integrating of migrants and refugees in the labour market - the role of workers' organisations’ which took place in Warsaw between 18th and 19th October within the activities of The European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA). The participants of the seminar, including representatives of the Presidium and the Council of EZA who honoured us with their presence, discussed the topic of incorporating migrants and refugees to the European labour reality. Apart from that, we also considered the role of workers’ organisations in facilitating this process for migrants.

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17
Sep

The IPCM renews its Executive Board Members

on Monday, 17 September 2018 17:43.

Last Friday, 14 th september 2018, the Ordinary General Assembly of the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration - IPCM met in Madrid. During the meeting, the annual financial statements and activities of the 2016 and 2017 exercises were approved, as well as the presentation and approval of the 2018 annual budget.

junta2Later, the Extraordinary General Assembly meeting elected the new Executive Board members.

The new elected members are:

President: Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga - H+D

Vice President: Piergiorgio Sciacqua - EZA - MCL

Vice President: María Reina Martín - FIDESTRA

Vice President: Aneta Szczykutowicz - EDS- FNS

Treasurer: Josep Calvó - FIDESTRA

Secretary: José Ignacio Argote - CEAT

Vice Secretary: Maribel Alañón - H+D 

Ordinary Members: Vittorino Rodaro - UNAIE and Álvaro Domingos - CIFOTIE

At Saturday morning, the first meeting of the new Executive Board members planned the new 2018 activities of the Platform. 

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