Meeting of the Board of Directors in Lisbon

on Monday, 06 June 2016 13:49.

The Board of Directors of the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) met in Lisbon on 3 June, 2016 with all its members attending. In line with the IPCM's raison d'etre, the meeting focused its interest on the analysis of the current position on EU asylum and migration policies and those of its member countries. A statement has been drafted and approved on this topic read here


The International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) release

on Monday, 06 June 2016 12:03.

The International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM), at a meeting in Lisbon, wishes to state the following:

  1. The World Humanitarian Summit, held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016, represents a major step in recognising the current grave situation in the international community. The commitment of the UN and its Secretary General are a call to action by all (individuals, governments, social organisations etc.) and were welcomed by the IPCM.

  2. The IPCM stresses the need to reaffirm the EU's ethical and political values, the defence of human rights, human dignity, individual freedom and social welfare.

  3. The IPCM believes that the EU is an exceptional process that has been enormously beneficial to its member states, their populations and the rest of the world. Therefore, the current refugee crisis must not serve to question the role of the EU or its existence, but - on the contrary - to strengthen solidarity among all and achieve a common position between all countries.

Lisbon 3 June, 2016



on Monday, 09 May 2016 07:43.

grtAmaThe International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) has collaborated as an institution within the international working group, "Vocational training. Assessment of the levels of young people's integration into the labour market What results have been achieved for the young unemployed?" held in Amarante (Portugal) from 6 to 8 May, 2016. 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).



on Monday, 18 April 2016 07:29.

TiranaFrom 15 to 17 of April delegates from fifteen countries took part in the EU funded international seminar in Tirana, organised by EZA and MCL, along with the Albanian trade union, SAUATT, as host. This meeting was organised within the framework of the IPCM and was the first of its kind to be held in Albania.

The Albanian Minister for Social Affairs, Bendi Klosi, expressed his thanks for the international presence, underlining the reforms carried out by Albania as a candidate country, and the need to learn about best practices to avoid mistakes. He also defended new legal measures to improve conditions for Albanian migrants in Italy, Greece and other countries.


IPCM release about many thousands of refugees or immigrants wishing to enter the European Union

on Monday, 14 March 2016 10:30.

The International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) is following events with close attention and concern, with many thousands of refugees or immigrants wishing to enter the European Union.

On this point, the IPCM wishes to state the following:

  1. The IPCM welcomes the fact that the international bodies such as the EU and NATO are taking action to save the lives of people fleeing from armed conflicts; to ensure the freedom and safety of people living in the EU itself; and to achieve peace and prosperity in all the neighbouring countries. The direct involvement of governments is essential.

  2. The IPCM considers it essential to act at the source of the problems. This migratory flow will inevitably go on as long as these conflicts and wars continue, coupled with religious and ethnic persecution and situations of oppression and extreme poverty.

  3. Europe and the international community must therefore implement a comprehensive plan for peace and development, aimed at Africa and the Middle East, following the style of the Marshall Plan. The welfare and human rights of millions of people deserve this.

  4. The IPCM urges its partner organisations to work decisively in attending to immigrants and refugees, individuals and families who find themselves in such serious and difficult situations. The IPCM requests that, together, we maintain a climate of trust and coexistence in our respective countries, and contribute to preventing extremist and populist posturing.

  5. The IPCM ratifies its position as stated in its previous communications on this subject.

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