European Commission consultation: Promoting Social Inclusion and Shared Values Through Learning

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The European Commission has launched a May 2017 consultation on social inclusion and shared values for young people. And in particular, how education and non-formal learning can help create more socially cohesive societies.

Submissions must be made by 11 August 2017.

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FRA opinions and report: Fundamental Rights Report 2017

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 (pdf) reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and areas of concern.

The report notes:

‘Across the EU, the fundamental rights system is increasingly under attack – dismissed as political correctness gone awry, as benefiting only select individuals, or as hampering swift responses to urgent challenges. While civil society organisations and individuals have shown remarkable dedication in helping to protect fundamental rights and have played a very positive role, they make for easy scapegoats in such a hostile political environment.’

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Public consultation and white paper: the UK’s Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions post-Brexit

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury, and Department for International Trade have launched an April 2017 consultation on the legal framework for imposing sanctions, post-Brexit. Submissions should be made by  23 June 2017. Continue reading “Public consultation and white paper: the UK’s Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions post-Brexit”

ENAR shadow report: Racism and Discrimination in the Context of Migration in Europe

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Over one million people sought refuge in the EU in 2015, a fivefold increase from 2014. Rising migrant numbers have been accompanied by increased anti-migrant feelings and a significant anti-EU sentiment.

Launched in May 2017, ENAR’s shadow report (pdf) focuses on racism and discrimination against migrants in Europe in 2015-2016. Continue reading “ENAR shadow report: Racism and Discrimination in the Context of Migration in Europe”

Women and Equalities Committee report: Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK

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In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all) were agreed by world leaders at the United Nations.  The UK strongly advocated for the inclusion of SDG 5; a commitment to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by 2030. Continue reading “Women and Equalities Committee report: Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK”