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  1. Guarding the fortress

    • Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto
    26 November 2019
    Report

    This report is set in a wider context in which more than 70.8 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced, according to the 2018 figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (UNHCR, 2019). Some of these have reached the borders of the European Union (EU), seeking protection and asylum, but instead have encountered policy responses that mostly aim to halt and intercept migration flows, against the background of securitisation policies in which the governments of EU Member States see migration as a threat. One of the responses to address migration flows is the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (hereafter Frontex), established in 2004 as the EU body in charge of guarding what many have called ‘Fortress Europe’, and whose practices have helped to consolidate the criminalisation of migrants and the securitisation of their movements.

  2. Le business de l'édification de murs

    • Mark Akkerman
    05 November 2019
    Report

    Trente ans après la chute du mur de Berlin, l’Europe est de nouveau célèbre pour les murs qu’elle érige à ses frontières. Cette fois, ce n’est pas tant l’idéologie qui la divise,  mais la peur des réfugiés et des migrants, qui font pourtant partie des personnes les plus vulnérables au monde.

  3. The Business of Building Walls

    • Mark Akkerman
    05 November 2019
    Report

    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is once again known for its border walls. This time Europe is divided not so much by ideology as by perceived fear of refugees and migrants, some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

  4. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Germany

    • Heino Stöver, Ingo Ilja Michels, Bernd Werse, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel
    29 March 2019
    Report

    While medical cannabis is well accepted in Germany and small-scale possession is officially decriminalized, many cities are struggling with high levels of street dealing. A number of cities are pushing for different kinds of public "experiments" in legal distribution that would allow them to better control cannabis in their jurisdictions. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of German cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  5. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Belgium

    • Tom Decorte
    27 March 2019
    Report

    An official policy of giving a low law enforcement priority to small-scale possession or production of cannabis for personal use led to the emergence of Cannabis Social Clubs around Belgium. However, the attitude to cannabis can vary widely at the local level, and the future of these organised user groups is unclear. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Belgian cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  6. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Spain

    • Xabier Arana
    27 March 2019
    Report

    Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Spanish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  7. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Switzerland

    • Frank Zobel
    27 March 2019
    Report

    In the 1990s Switzerland was one of the leaders of a movement towards harm reduction for heroin users. Today, the country is also re-thinking its cannabis policy, with municipalities pushing for experiments in more progressive models of regulation, and citizens pushing for legislative reform. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Swiss cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  8. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Netherlands

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 March 2019
    Report

    The Netherlands has long been considered a leader of progressive drug policy, but it is increasingly being left behind by policy innovations outside Europe. Nonetheless Dutch cities are leading the way towards more progressive and locally adapted cannabis policies. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Dutch cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  9. Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Denmark

    • Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Vibeke Asmussen Frank
    27 March 2019
    Report

    After decades of tolerance, cannabis policy in Denmark has seen increasing crackdowns, driven by fears about violence and illegal drug markets. However, some activists and politicians argue that another way is possible. Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Danish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

  10. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre Bélgica

    • Tom Decorte
    27 March 2019
    Report

    La política oficial por la que las autoridades policiales otorgan una baja prioridad a la posesión o producción de cannabis en pequeña escala para uso personal llevó al surgimiento de clubes sociales de cannabis en toda Bélgica. Sin embargo, la actitud con respecto al cannabis varía mucho según los municipios del país, y el futuro de estos grupos organizados de usuarios no está claro. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en Bélgica.

  11. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre Dinamarca

    • Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Vibeke Asmussen Frank
    27 March 2019
    Report
    Tras décadas de tolerancia, la política en materia de cannabis en Dinamarca ha experimentado un giro hacia el aumento de la represión, en parte debido a los temores sobre la violencia y los mercados de drogas ilegales. Sin embargo, algunas personas del mundo del activismo y la política sostienen que otra estrategia es posible. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en Dinamarca.
  12. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre España

    • Xabier Arana
    27 March 2019
    Report

    En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en los Países Bajos.

  13. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre Suiza

    • Frank Zobel
    27 March 2019
    Report

    En la década de 1990, Suiza fue uno de los países que encabezó un movimiento a favor de la reducción de daños entre los usuarios de heroína. Hoy día, el país también se está replanteando su política en materia de cannabis. En este contexto, varios municipios están presionando para experimentar con modelos de regulación más progresistas y la sociedad civil está abogando por una reforma de la ley. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en Suiza.

  14. La regulación del cannabis en Europa: informe sobre los Países Bajos

    • Dirk J. Korf
    27 March 2019
    Report

    Los Países Bajos se suelen considerar un modelo de política progresista en lo que se refiere a las drogas, aunque cada vez se están quedando más rezagados con respecto a las innovaciones normativas que se están desplegando fuera de Europa. A pesar de ello, las ciudades holandesas están tomando medidas para adoptar políticas de cannabis más progresistas y adaptadas al contexto local. En este informe de país, elaborado en el marco del proyecto Nuevos Enfoques en Políticas y Prácticas de Reducción de Daños, se examina el pasado, el presente y el futuro de la política de cannabis en los Países Bajos.

  15. Cannabis in the City: Developments in local cannabis regulation in Europe

    • Tom Blickman, Katie Sandwell, Dania Putri, Xabier Arana, Tom Decorte, Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Dirk J. Korf, Ingo Ilja Michels, Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel, Heino Stöver, Bernd Werse, Frank Zobel
    20 March 2019
    Report

    In order to better understand the situation around, and possibilities for, local and regional cannabis regulation, a series of six country reports were developed. The country reports provide detailed information about the state of cannabis policy, and the possibilities for change, within each country. This Report summarises some of the key findings from the research and explores opportunities, obstacles, and strategies for cannabis regulation at the municipal and regional level.

  16. Levantando muros

    • Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Pere Brunet
    09 November 2018
    Report

    Este informe revela que los estados miembros de la Unión Europea y el Espacio Schengen han alzado cerca de 1.000 km de muros, lo equivalente a más de seis Muros de Berlín, desde los años 90, con el objetivo de frenar la migración de personas desplazadas por la fuerza a Europa. Estos muros físicos van acompañados de los aún más largos “muros marítimos”, operaciones navales patrullando el mar Mediterráneo, así como los “muros virtuales”, sistemas de control fronterizo que buscan parar a las personas que intentan entrar en Europa, incluso aquellas que están viajando por el continente, y controlar el movimiento general de la población.

  17. Building walls

    • Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Pere Brunet
    09 November 2018
    Report

    Member states of the European Union and Schengen Area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, the equivalent of more than six times the total length of the Berlin Walls, since the nineties to prevent displaced people migrating into Europe. These physical walls are accompanied by even longer ‘maritime walls’, naval operations patrolling the Mediterranean, as well as ‘virtual walls’, border control systems that seek to stop people entering or even traveling within Europe, and control movement of population.

  18. The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees

    • Yasha Maccanico, Ben Hayes, Samuel Kenny, Frank Barat
    06 November 2018
    Report

    Europe’s “refugee crisis” triggered a wave of solidarity actions by both civil society organisations and ordinary citizens. Their efforts were part of a wave of compassion, as people organised convoys to refugee reception centers, warmly greeted arrivals at train stations and lined highways to provide food and water to those making the journey from Syria and elsewhere. Just a few years later those same activists are treated as criminals and humanitarian search and rescue missions are criminalised.

  19. La solidarietà verso i migranti e i rifugiati occupa uno spazio sempre più ristretto

    • Yasha Maccanico, Ben Hayes, Samuel Kenny
    10 October 2018
    Report

    La “crisi dei rifugiati” europea (come viene definita da molti osservatori, tralasciando il fatto che si tratta in realtà di una Crisi dell’Europa come progetto politico), simbolizzata dall’immagine di Alan Kurdi, il bambino siriano di tre annitrascinato dal mare sulle spiagge turche, ha innescato un’ondata di solidarietà e azioni di disobbedienza civile sia da parte delle organizzazioni della società civile che da parte dei normali cittadini. Tutti questi sforzi facevano parte di un’ondata di compassione che ha visto l’organizzazione di convogli per recarsi nei centri di accoglienza per rifugiati, calorosi benvenuti presso stazioni ferroviarie tedesche e file in strada per offrire cibo e acqua a chi percorreva l’arduo cammino partendo da zone devastate dalla guerra in Siria e in altre parti del mondo.

  20. CETA: Feiten en fabels

    • Bas van Beek, Sophia Beunder, Roeline Knottnerus, Jilles Mast, Roos van Os, Bart-Jaap Verbeek, Hilde van der Pas
    21 June 2018
    Report

    Zijn handelsverdragen als CETA werkelijk goed voor de economie en de werkgelegenheid?

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