News & Updates

Dealbreaker: EU migration policy causes more harm and chaos one year after EU-Turkey deal

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, PICUM's Director, Michele LeVoy, reflects on the negative impact and human cost of current EU migration policies.

Posted on 22 March 2017


Since the EU-Turkey deal was agreed, over 60,000 people have been left in deplorable conditions in Greece and thousands remain stranded in other EU member states. Record numbers of migrants are still dying at sea. More than 520 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2017.

Posted on 17 March 2017

Over 170 organisations call on EU leaders to manage migration with solidarity, respect for humanity, dignity, and responsibility

A group of more than 170 civil society organisations including PICUM has appealed to EU heads of state and government in a joint letter to adhere to European values and to manage migration showing solidarity, respect for humanity and dignity, and responsibility.

Posted on 8 March 2017

International Women’s Day: Calling for Action to Ensure the Right of All Women to Safety, Protection and Justice, Irrespective of Migration Status

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, PICUM joins other members of the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls in calling on EU member states to ratify and fully implement the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).

Posted on 8 March 2017