ERIC Number: ED106429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Foreigners in Our Community: A New European Problem to be Solved.
van Houte, Hans, Ed.; Melgert, Willy, Ed.
In 1969, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 1971 International Year for Action to combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. A congress was organized to focus on racial discrimination in employment opportunities. The congress, held in Amsterdam in August 1971, looked at the situation in three countries (the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom), where rapidly developing societies now include many cultural and ethnic minorities, which increasingly often are the victims of discrimination. The congress concentrated on the problems of the foreigner in those communities, defining the foreigner as one whose different color or social pattern makes him different from the society he lives in. The first chapter of the book gives the economic background to the phenomena of migrant labor. The second chapter surveys aspects of discrimination in the three countries concerned. The consequences of British membership of the European Economic Community for the free movement of workers in the community is discussed in the third chapter. The fourth chapter surveys the conditions affecting the foreigner in his social life and work, vocational training, education and community development, and his political rights. Chapter 5 contains the "Resolutions of the Congress." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Educational Problems, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Nationals, Intergroup Relations, Migrant Employment, Migrant Problems, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Social Problems
Keesing Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands ($10.75, paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United Kingdom; West Germany