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Serbia: a tale of reunification
Belgrade, 18 July 2017 – In this new ‘Voices’ piece, JRS social worker Violeta Markovic shares her testimony about helping a Syrian mother in Serbia reunite with her husband in Germany.
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Croatia: At the forefront of a common challenge
PEB PROJECT Zagreb, 11 July 2017 - It was a social worker in Jesuit Refugee Service in Serbia who first heard Bahram's story. Bahram is a young migrant from Afghanistan who made a long journey in search of a safe little corner in Europe. He and his friend thought that they had found it by entering Croatia, but unfortunately, their feeling of relief and peace did not last for a long time.
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JRS Europe Annual Report 2016
Brussels, 06 July 2017 – JRS Europe is pleased to present the Annual Report 2016. The report details work by the Regional Office in Brussels as well as 18 national JRS offices across Europe, over the course of 2016.
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Tvrtko Barun and the European Citizen's Prize
Zagreb, 30 June 2017 - The head of the Jesuit Refugee Service in South-East Europe, Tvrtko Barun SJ, is one of the winners of this year’s European Citizen's Prize.
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11th Detention Visitors Support Group in Brussels
Brussels, 26 June 2017 - For the 11th year running, JRS Europe hosted a three-day workshop for detention centre visitors. This year, the training programme focused on developing emotional resilience to prevent the burnout of visitors.
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VIDEO campaign: spotlight on refugee integration
PRESS RELEASE 19 June 2017, Brussels – As part of the ‘I Get You’ campaign, JRS Europe mapped 315 grassroots refugee initiatives across 9 EU countries. Now, for Refugee Day, we proudly launch 9 campaign videos that put some of these projects into focus.
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A marriage torn by borders
PEB PROJECT: Bucharest, 15 June 2017 - It never occurred to Sayid that one day his president would order him to fight a war against his own people. He taught English literature at Damascus University. His ambitions were like any other – work hard, earn a living, raise a family.
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Recent stories
JRS Europe welcomes new policy and advocacy officer
Brussels, 8 June 2017 – JRS Europe is pleased to welcome Claudia Bonamini as our new Policy and Advocacy Officer.
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I Get You combats racism and xenophobia
PRESS RELEASE 31 May 2017, Brussels – JRS Europe, today, releases key data analysis of 315 community building initiatives mapped as part of I Get You. The European Mapping Report shows that grassroots projects working on integration with refugees have a big impact combatting racism and xenophobia in the nine countries taking part.
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From Iran to Greece: impossible choices
PEB PROJECT: Athens, 16 May 2017 - For Zeinab, growing up in Sanandaj, Iran, a mid- sized city known as a centre of Kurdish culture, should have been an experience as normal as any other.
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JRS France: opening doors, horizons and minds
Paris, 05 May 2017 – As France gears up to choose its next president in elections on Sunday, the director of JRS France, Antoine Paumard SJ, looks back on a year full new challenges, but also new hope for greater collaboration and hospitality for refugees from civil society.
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Malta: a battle between ants and an elephant
Malta, 28 April 2017 - “A battle between ants and an elephant” is how Huong, one of nine Vietnamese survivors of human trafficking and labour exploitation whom I met in Malta while working with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) as part of my Tertianship program, describes their ongoing struggle for justice.
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Germany: local welcome vs. government roll-back
Berlin, 25 April 2017 – In this preview from our upcoming annual report, JRS Germany communications officer, Dorothee Hasskamp, looks back over the last year of work and briefs us on the situation for refugees in Germany.
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JRS Europe coordination meeting in Croatia
Zagreb, 5 April 2017 – For two and a half days last week, directors from 16 JRS national offices in Europe came together with the JRS Europe team for a regional coordination meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. This bi-annual meeting is a key occasion for JRS in Europe to build our common projects and work to accompany, serve and advocate for refugees in the region.
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From Syria to Belgium: Searching for the treasure
Brussels, 13 March 2017 - Twin sisters Nagham and Shadan taught life-skills to displaced children at a JRS centre in Syria until the war forced them out of their country. Now they're set to replicate the program with JRS Belgium.
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International Women’s Day 2017
Brussels, 08 March 2017 – To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we asked women who work with JRS around Europe about what it means for them and for the women refugees they accompany.
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Working Paper 6: death of asylum by a thousand cuts?
Brussels, 30 January 2017 – The reform proposals for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) collectively amount to the death of asylum in Europe by a thousand cuts our working paper, published today finds.
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New Regional Director at JRS Europe
Brussels, 20 January 2017 – JRS Europe is pleased to present Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ, as the new Regional Director. He takes up the reins from Jean-Marie Carriere, SJ.
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Italy: Young refugees represent hope for a peaceful future
Rome, 16 January 2017 - On the occasion of the 2017 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, many refugees, volunteers and friends of JRS Italy - Centro Astalli met Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
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New job offer at JRS Europe
Brussels, January 2017 – The JRS Europe office in Brussels is currently recruiting for a Policy and Advocacy Officer. Do you have what it takes to fulfil this dynamic role? Complete and submit the application pack by 17:30 CET, January 15th, 2017. 
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