The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) is glad to invite to its next “CESI@noon” on
‘Public sector workers in Europe facing the new challenges of migration’
Monday 19th of October 2015, 1.30-3.30 p.m., CESI premises
English/German interpretation will be provided
Cocktail lunch from 12.30 a.m.
In the context of ongoing migrants’ arrivals at the borders of Europe, CESI wants to highlight the fundamental importance of public authorities and organizations that provide assistance throughout the EU in dealing with this unprecedented situation.
CESI, which itself represents public administration workers at EU level, is convening experts to look closer at the difficulties encountered by public authorities and supporting organizations in terms of new tasks, resources and needs, as well as to propose concrete solutions to deal with this dramatic situation.
CESI has repeatedly underlined the importance of the role played by public authorities in receiving and integrating migrants. Once regularized, the integration of migrants (above all related to housing, employment, social protection, education and health) depends decisively from the efficiency of public authorities and their capacities. Yet, in particular as a result of budgetary cuts and personnel reductions, the efficiency of public authorities has been decisively undermined in the past decades.
Organizations that provide support are also facing reductions in resources and are equally challenged by differing legal interpretations of rights to social protection and other assistance. Ultimately, public authorities and not for profit organizations need to better work together if migrants are to be effectively supported and integrated.
An event moderated by
Director of Migration and Mobility Policies and Head of the program
“European Migration and Diversity” of the EPC
With the participation of
President of the German union of municipal workers (dbb/Komba)
Head of Unit ‘Legal Migration and Integration’ of the European Commission’s DG Home
Labour Migration and Human Development Specialist – International Organisation for Migration
Secretary General of Eurodiaconia
Secretary General of Solidar
Guest speaker: The Presidency’s policy on the refugee crisis
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Minister of Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg,
Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Secretary General of CESI