The Citizens Are United (TCAU): Recommendations for Addressing Stigmatisation of Migrants

Through a series of meetings, training, cultural activities and policy conferences, partner organisations of The Citizens Are United project collectively put together a series of policy recommendations addressed to EU legislative and executive institutions along the following thematics:

  • Improve skills of people working with vulnerable groups
  • Empower migrants to be independent and active members of society
  • Provide opportunities for bonding, understanding and mutual respect among locals and third country nationals (TCNs)
  • Support diversity in education, training, projects, policies and legislation
  • Promote positive communication about TCNs by emphasising tolerance, inclusiveness, non-discrimination and respect
  • Facilitate access of TCNs to education and training to minimise the risk of unemployment
  • Enforce labour rights of TCNs and facilitate their equal participation in the labour market
  • Create official mechanisms and tools to prevent and respond to violations of TCNs human rights
  • Support diversity in education, training, projects and programmes, policies and legislation

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The Citizens Are United is a civil society project aimed to engage EU citizens on the stigmatisation of migrants with a view to encourage civic participation, promote tolerance and understanding. TCAU aspired to address the gap within the EU’s integration policy; more specifically the rise in stigmatisation of TCNs that has only increased along the years; and the promotion of opportunities for inter-cultural engagement/volunteering at Union level.

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