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24. Juni 2008, von Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin
Im November 2006 publizierte die Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung die Studie «Vom Rand zur Mitte». In dieser Repräsentativbefragung wurde mit einem Fragebogen das Ausmaß rechtsextremer Einstellungen in Deutschland erhoben. Erneut unter der wissenschaftlichen Leitung der Leipziger Wissenschaftler Dr. Oliver Decker und Prof. Dr. Elmar Brähler ist nun eine Nachfolgestudie im Auftrag der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung entstanden, die die Frage nach den Ursachen für rechtsextreme Einstellungen vertieft behandelt.
17 June 2008, by European University Institute
The Database on Return Migrants to the Maghreb (DReMM) is now available online. The DReMM constitutes a rich source of information regarding the processes of reintegration of around one thousand return migrants and their post-return conditions in their countries of origin. It includes an array of variables allowing the analysis of return migrants’
5 June 2008, by Aftenposten
The Norwegian police are to an increasing degree controlling the airline companies’ passenger lists. Especially passengers coming from other Schengen countries are controlled, because they are (through the Schengen agreement) exempted from regular passport checks. Estimates show that between 250 and 450 passengers travelling with Norwegian companies are checked every day. The police check the passengers up against their own registries, as well as the Schengen Information System
21 May 2008, by Helas Horst,
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Israel, the editors present the results of a conference about modern antisemitism in Germany. Some of the aspects treated are the role of civil society, public policies or education in the fight against antisemitism and racism. The first chapters give a complete histrocial overview.
21 May 2008, by Bunzl John ,
The introduction of A. Senft shows how modern antisemitism and the phenomena of islamophobia interact in todays Europe. The example of Esther Shapira (the author of the film «The Day they murdered Theo van Gogh») indicates that the critique of islamisation in the name of human rights may recover prejudices, as well as the critique of terrorism. The book is a sociological and socio-psychological approach.
21 May 2008, by SVT
Fear of terrorism has boosted the level of security measures in Sweden. Harbors and power plants have already undergone major changes, in order to prevent potential terrorist attacks. The time has now come to the municipality buildings, where the public is being physically closed off from its local decision makers.
20 May 2008, by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
To celebrate our world’s cultural diversity, 21 May is marked by the United Nations as World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
19 May 2008, by Coats David
High levels of immigration over the past ten years have been good for the UK economy. Both inflation and interest rates have been lower as a result, skills and labour shortages have been avoided and the economy has been kept on a stable growth path — without strong evidence of greater unemployment (including youth unemployment) or falling wages emerging. This report sets out the positive economic case for immigration and argues further managed migration is essential to sustaining economic performance.
19 May 2008, by Institute -for -Public -Policy -Research (IPPR)
To mark the fourth anniversary of the enlargement of the European Union in 2004, IPPR has undertaken a major study that aims to provide as definitive a picture of post-enlargement migration flows to and from the UK as possible. This report presents fresh evidence on the scale and nature of migration from the eight new Central and Eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 and, to a lesser extent, from Romania and Bulgaria, which joined in 2007.
19 May 2008, by European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
This report focuses on discrimination against migrants and minorities in housing in 15 Member States of the European Union. It finds that in different Member States there are similar mechanisms of exclusion, discrimination in housing of migrants and minorities. According to the report integration in this field can become politicised, and it is not enough justified that involuntary special mixing would be appropriate for integration.