Hilkka Becker, Senior Solicitor at the Immigrant Council of Ireland examines the issues pertaining to family reunification in the latest edition of the Parchment Parchment Spring 2013
The final version of the Family Reunification Transnational Report has been published and is now available to view here. The report examines the family reunification policies and legislation in each of the states involved in the project, and evaluates the impact this has on the ability of foreign nationals to integrate into each of these states. [...]
A Family Reunification seminar will take place on the 1st of March in Lisbon. Information on the seminar can be viewed here
A briefing on the transnational report ‘Family Reunification: a barrier or facilitator of integration?’ took place in the European Parliament in Brussels on February 20th. The briefing was used to present on, and discuss, the report which compares the family reunification procedures across six EU Member States: Austria, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, and United Kingdom and explores the links [...]
Denise Charlton, CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, spoke to RTE news last Thursday, February 14th, about how immigrant families are being kept apart by red tape and a lack of clear rules. You can watch the news piece in full here.
Thursday, February 14th, saw the Royal Irish Academy play host to the launch of the Transnational Report on Family Reunification. The day boasted an impressive line up of prominent speakers, whose presentations can all be found here including: A video message from Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs at the European Commission. Presentations from: Tineke Strik and Betty deHart, from Centre for Migration [...]
The final versions of the British, Dutch and Irish Family Reunification Country Reports have been published and are now available to view. The reports examine the family reunification policies and legislation in each of the states involved in the project, and evaluate the impact this has on the ability of foreign nationals to integrate into each of [...]
Issue 2 of the Family Reunification Project ezine is now available to view here. If you would like to receive a copy of the ezine in future, you can subscribe to our mailing list on on the bottom right of the home page.
NGOs call on EU to Clarify Definition of the Family Members/ Dependent Relatives Entitled to Family Reunification
20 NGOs have joined together to call on the European Commission and the EU Member States to “clarify the definition of the family members and of the dependent relatives entitled to family reunification, based on proportionality and non-discrimination. Currently, only married couples and their minor unmarried children are entitled to family reunification under the Directive. [...]
In November 2011, the European Commission published a Green Paper on the EU Family Reunion Directive 2003/86/EC. This Directive recognises that facilitating family reunion facilitates immigrant integration and societal cohesion. All interested parties were invited to send responses to the consultation on the European Commission’s Green Paper by 1st March 2012. The Immigrant Council of [...]