EWSI News: January 2021


European Website on Integration


28 January 2021 / 142

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We continue to update EWSI with the latest information on responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and their effect on migrant communities across Europe - from new policy measures and outreach activities to funding opportunities. Find the latest updates here.


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Denmark: Government's integration action plan

The Danish government has just launched the Integration Action Plan 2020 , describing the most important initiatives of last year and some future plans for this year. The publication is not an evaluation but rather an update. Introduction Emphasis in the introduction to the publication is on an...

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Portugal: More than 356 000 immigrants provisionally legalised during COVID-19 pandemic

More than 356 000 immigrants with ongoing regularisation processes at the Foreigners and Borders Office (SEF) in Portugal were provisionally legalised in 2020, under two decrees published following the outbreak of COVID-19. The first decree - published on 27 March 2020 - allowed approximately...

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Czech Republic: Integration and adaptation course now mandatory for migrants

Every foreign national who - as of 1 January 2021 - is issued a long-term residence permit for the Czech Republic, and also every foreign national who is issued a permanent residence permit after this date without the precondition of previous authorised stay in the territory, is obliged to take...

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Romania: Increase in asylum requests generates amazing community response

Between January and November 2020 the Romanian authorities received 5082 asylum applications . Most of the individuals concerned have been accommodated at the Reception Centers in Bucharest (in the south of the country) and Timisoara (located at the border with Serbia, in the west). According to...

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France: Demandeurs d'asile et réfugiés - quelle politique d'accueil en 2021-2023?

Si une réduction des demandes d'asile a été enregistrée en 2020 en raison de la crise sanitaire, la France était en 2019 la deuxième destination en Europe avec près de 178 000 demandeurs. Dans ce contexte, le ministère de l'intérieur...

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