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Position paper on migration

An opportunity for the EU

This paper outlines Social Platform’s position on migration; it includes the human rights concerns of regular and irregular migrants, asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection. While recognising that different laws and policies apply depending on one’s migration status, human rights apply to all. This paper provides a set of recommendations to the EU and member states reflecting the concerns of Social Platform members followed by focused proposals based on Social Platform’s areas of work: Social Inclusion, Employment, Services of General Interest and Civil Dialogue.

We have also developed separate recommendations on the situation of intra-EU mobility for EU citizens, who may be at risk of/or ending up in destitution. EU-citizens exercising their right to free movement can experience similar problems as third country nationals, despite the different legal framework and protection system applicable to them.