Motion for a Resolution by
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs I [LIBE I]
Building bridges, not walls: with rising cultural tensions and increasing polarisation across the continent, how can the EU aid Member States in ensuring cultural integration of people with a migratory background?Submitted by: Stella Naudts (NL, Chairperson)
The European Youth Parliament,
- Alarmed by the immense and steadily increasing number of migrants1 and refugees2 entering the European Union (EU),
- Concerned by the frequent racism and discrimination migrants face in the housing and labour market as well as social activities,
- Noting with regret the unequal distribution of migrants between Member States,
- Aware of the differences in the Member States’ legislation regarding migration,
- Emphasising the importance of integration into the labour market for the cultural assimilation of migrants,
- Realising the fact that migrants’ skills are often underestimated, causing migrants to have jobs that are not to their full potential,
- Bearing in mind that many migrants do not have sufficient education or language proficiency in Member States;
- A migrant is someone who has either moved to a Member State and is expected to live there for at least 12 months after leaving a different country, or has lived in a Member State and has not lived there for at least 12 months.
- A refugee is someone with a third country nationality, who comes to a Member State due to having a well-founded fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership with a certain social group and is unable or unwilling to return.