ENAR’s achievements in June-July 2017
– 8 out of 21 amendments proposed by ENAR on the Blue Card Directive (EU employment scheme for highly skilled migrant workers) review were taken on board in the report adopted by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee.
– ENAR’s advocacy work on combating Afrophobia led to the scheduling of a discussion at an upcoming European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee meeting in the fall, and to a human rights comment by the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner calling States to take proactive measures to address Afrophobia and to confront the legacy or colonialism and the slave trade.
– ENAR launched a leaflet debunking myths on Muslim women, feminism, women’s rights and Islamophobia in Europe, which have been widely shared on social media including by EU policy makers and prominent civil society and feminist activists.
– A new Citizens UK report has highlighted the role played by QED Foundation in the United Kingdom in helping Muslims to succeed in the workplace. A QED Foundation campaign to encourage south Asian ‘high flyers’ to apply for Civil Service careers has been chosen as an example of best practice in promoting diversity.
– Zavod KROG/Institute Circle in Slovenia has launched the ‘RealityCheck’ video campaign on refugees in collaboration with the Legal Center for the Protection of Human Rights and the Organization Comittato 3 Ottobre from Rome. This innovative approach looks at the real experiences and dreams of refugees to bring a positive message about refugees and encourage tolerance.