ACPP delegation in Brussels: protecting migrants’ socio-economic rights in Morocco, Tunisia and Catalunya

ACPP delegation in Brussels: protecting migrants’ socio-economic rights in Morocco, Tunisia and Catalunya

This week, SOLIDAR welcomed its member Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz (ACPP) and its partners, the Tunisian General Labour Union (Tunisia), Association Asticude (Morocco), Burkinabe Association of Barcelona and the Catalan Association of Senegalese residents (Catalunya) in Brussels. This delegation, consisting of representatives of trade unions, NGOs and migrants’ community, came with the objective to present the results of their joint work that started in February this year.

With the aim to guarantee the protection of migrants’ socio-economic rights in Morocco, Tunisia and Catalunya, the delegation met with various EU representatives. During the different meetings, the EU was recommended to:

  • Adopt a rights-based approach to migration and ensure that every individual access health and care services, education, social protection and housing on equal grounds.
  • Re-shift development funding towards its primary objectives, namely fighting poverty and reducing inequalities. Projects meant for enhancing social development and reducing social disparities will be more effective in bringing security and stability.
  • Create space for migrants to be informed about their rights. At the same time, there should be room for them to speak out and be engaged in decision-making processes in order to find adequate solutions in line with their needs.

Please find out more here on the delegation’s key demands to enhance migrants’ socio-economic rights.

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