Intolerance and xenophobia on the rise in Europe


 

Managing migration while respecting human rights stay a major challenge in European States!

Xenophobic populism and hate speech continue to be on the rise, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.

The populist rhetoric has blended into a hatred of non-nationals or minorities; migration and multiculturalism have continued to be presented as a threat to social cohesion and security.

Anti-Muslim rhetoric has persisted in many states in 2017. The negative stereotyping of Islam has led to an increase in violence and hate speech. The situation of Jewish people in Europe has not substantially improved, and antisemitic hatred was still widespread.

With regard to homo- and transphobia, the 2017 report describes a varied picture, with progress in some countries offering greater protection for LGBT persons and problems in others where they still experience unacceptably high levels of stigma, intolerance, hatred and discrimination

Montée implacable du populisme xénophobe, du ressentiment et du discours de haine en Europe

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2018 Uluslararası Göç Görünümü


 

2018 International Migration Outlook and World Refugee Day.

Migration flows to OECD countries have dropped slightly for the first time since 2011, with around 5 million new permanent migrants in 2017, down from 5.3 million in 2016.

Öncül veriler, OECD ülkelerinin 2017’de 5 milyondan biraz fazla yeni ve kalıcı yasal göçmen aldığını gösteriyor. Bu da 2011’den bu yana bölgeye yönelik göçteki ilk azalışı (2016 ile karşılaştırıldığında yaklaşık %5 gerilemeyi) ifade ediyor.

OECD member countries currently host around 6.4 million refugees, more than half of whom are in Turkey. The top three countries from which asylum seekers have come are Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Countries should focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improve coordinated actions to tackle illegal immigration.

 

Ortalama olarak OECD ülkeleri genelinde göçmenlerin istihdam oranı, 2017’de yüzde 1 puan artarak 67.1’e çıkmıştır. Ortalama işsizlik oranları yüzde 1 puan azalarak %9.5’e düştü. Yabancı işçilerin yasa‑dışı istihdamının nispeten genç yaştaki erkekleri etkiliyor. En çok kaygı duyan sektörler tarım, inşaat, imalat ve yurtiçi hizmetleri.

Perspectives des migrations internationales

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Effective Teacher Policies: What do to assign high-quality teachers?


 

Teacher policies have a critical role to play in delivering a future

Teachers are the most important school resource. In every country, teachers’ salaries and training represent the greatest share of expenditure on education; and this investment in teachers can have significant returns. Research shows that being taught by the best teachers can make a real difference in the learning and life outcomes of otherwise similar students. But not all students are equal when it comes to access to high-quality teaching. In fact, PISA data show that there are inequities in access to experienced and qualified teachers in many countries, and that they are related to the gap in learning outcomes between advantaged and disadvantaged students.

In 2015, a majority of countries and economies that participated in PISA compensated disadvantaged schools with smaller classes and/or lower student-teacher ratios. However, in more than a third of countries and economies, teachers in the most disadvantaged schools were less qualified or less experienced than those in the most advantaged schools.

Gaps in student performance related to socio-economic status were wider in countries where socio-economically disadvantaged schools employed fewer qualified and experienced teachers than advantaged schools.

Greater school autonomy for managing teachers is associated with more equitable sorting of teachers across schools.

 

Une plus grande latitude en matière de recrutement peut permettre de réduire les pénuries d’enseignants dans les régions défavorisées

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AVRUPA UYUŞTURUCU RAPORU 2018


 

Uyuşturucu Pazarında Yeniden Canlanan Kokain!

⚠ What are the latest drug market trends and what are the factors driving them? What drugs are causing the most concern today? What are the most recent developments in drug prevention, treatment and policy?

⚠ 30 Country Drug Reports present summaries of national drug phenomena. Developed jointly with the Reitox national focal points, these graphic-rich reports cover drug use and public health problems, drug policy and responses, and drug supply.

⚠ The Trends and Developments report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses 

European Drug Report 2018

Rapport européen sur les drogues 2018

Europees drugs rapport 2018

Europäische Drogenbericht 2018

Eğilimler ve Gelişmeler

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Global Rights Index 2018 : Worst Countries for Working People


 

Turkey: Arrest of union leaders – Discrimination and dismissals

In the aftermath of the attempted coup in July 2016, civil liberties have been severely downtrodden in Turkey and trade unions and their members have been systematically targeted under the guise of the state of emergency. In April 2017 alone, more than 2,125 persons were detained and 3,974 workers were dismissed from public services. During the year, the government banned numerous strikes organised in the glass and the metal sectors because it deemed them “prejudicial to national security”.

In April 2017, 14 TUMTIS officials, including Ankara branch president Nurettin Kılıçdoğan, received heavy prison sentences ranging from 1.5 years to 6.5 years for recruiting new members and obstructing the freedom of conducting business, while Zeynep Çelik, a nurse and former DISK Executive Committee member, was arrested in May 2017.

In August 2017, 682 teachers in the southeastern provinces, all members of Eğitim-Sen (Union of Education Workers), were subject to compulsory reassignment in other provinces for “participating in marches contrary to the Turkish Republic’s fight against terrorism”.

In February 2018, Elif Cuhadar, a KESK Executive Committee member, was arrested for statements she had made during a panel discussion in 2014.

Three other public service trade union members, Cagdas Yazici, Recep Temel and Idil Ugurlu, were detained without due process in March 2018.

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G7 summit, 08-09/06/2018 : Agenda…


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EU: FAC…


 

Authoritarian Regime Leaders and Una Signora!

The Foreign Affairs Council will start with a review of pressing issues on the international agenda. The High Representative and ministers may refer to the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia on 17 May, recent developments related to North Korea and the situation in Yemen.

The Council will discuss Iran, in particular the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA, following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA as announced on 8 May.

Over lunch, foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Gaza following recent developments, including with regard to Jerusalem.

Foreign ministers will exchange views on Venezuela, following the presidential and regional elections on 20 May and the re-election of Nicolás Maduro for a second six-year term. The Council will adopt conclusions on Venezuela.

The Council will discuss the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Council will discuss the progress and the challenges in the electoral process which is expected to lead to the general election scheduled for 23 December 2018.

Foreign ministers will discuss the future partnership framework with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, as the current agreement framing the partnership, the Cotonou agreement, is due to expire on 29 February 2020.

The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on enhanced EU security cooperation in and with Asia.

The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on strengthening civilian CSDP, in follow-up to the process launched by the Council in November of last year.

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