Monaco Gives €50,000 To European Qualifications Passport For Refugees


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Monaco has made a voluntary contribution of €50,000 to the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR), which issued 454 passports by the end of 2019.

The program assists refugees to rebuild their lives in their host countries by giving them the opportunity to have their qualifications assessed even when they cannot provide proof of documentation.

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As part of a one-year agreement signed with the Council of Europe, Monaco has pledged €240,000 to support a number of initiatives, including the EQPR, combating violence against women and children in Morocco and Tunisia and the “Start to Talk” campaign.

The agreement was signed on 28 February by Ambassador Rémi Mortier, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the Council of Europe, and by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The two highlighted the magnitude in finding practical solutions for social cohesion.