As part of our international Faces of Migration campaign, our Slovenian partners, the SLOGA Platform and Povod Institute, have authored 3 outstanding documents on migration flows in Europe focusing on the situation in Slovenia. Details, summaries and links to the three reports can be found below:
1) A Policy Brief: FORCED MIGRATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND REFUGEE ADMISSIONS IN EUROPE
The report full implementation of the 2030 Agenda principle of “leaving no one behind” and of the target 10.7 to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies, the EU and its Member States should strengthen their commitment for resettlement of refugees. By increasing the refugee admissions through the resettlement the programme, the EU and its Member States would reiterate its commitment to and leadership in promoting universal human rights and achieving sustainable development for all.
2) A Case Study – “WHAT IF IT WERE US?” TACKLING FORCED DISPLACEMENT TRENDS: SLOVENIA AND REFUGEE ADMISSIONS
Here an extract from the report: In response to the increased number of refugees and migrants coming to Europe between 2015 and 2016 (the so-called refugee crisis), Slovenia has committed to relocating 218 persons from Italy and 349 persons from Greece, and to resettle 20 persons from third countries under the EU scheme for relocation and resettlement of international protection applicants and refugees.
“Slovenia has taken initial steps in responding to the growing trends in forced displacement. Slovenian Government committed in the Migration Strategy to promote legal and safe pathways of persons in need of protection, including through resettlement. In line with forced displacement trends, it should expand the refugee admissions (and thus strive to prevent the death toll resulting from people undertaking perilous journeys to escape unworthy living conditions), to ensure full implementation of the 2030 Agenda principle of “leaving no one behind” and of the target 10.7 to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. By increasing the refugee admissions through the resettlement programme, Slovenia would reiterate its commitment to promoting universal human rights and achieving sustainable development for all. Because: “What if it were us?”
3) BACKGROUND PAPER: FORCED MIGRATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND REFUGEE ADMISSIONS IN EUROPE
A short extract from the report:
Slovenia and the 2030 Agenda: According to the SDG Index, 14 Slovenia ranks on the 12th position among 162 countries (compared to the 8th place among 157 countries in 2018), with the best performance in eradicating extreme poverty and access to clean energy resources., and challenges in the field of measures aimed at eliminating hunger, ensuring sustainable production and consumption, as well as measures to combat the effects of climate change and conserving the sea and marine resources.
The report also addresses key strategic questions such as forced migration flows and durable solutions.
The above reports were drafted within the project “Faces of Migration, SDGs and Migration – Multipliers and Journalists Addressing Decision Makers and Citizens”. The project aims at raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals, migration and their interconnectedness.
The project is funded by the European Commission’ Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme. The content reflects solely the views of the authors and not the official views of the funder.