ADVOCACY

Joint Statement: The Pact on Migration and Asylum: to provide a fresh start and avoid past mistakes, risky elements need to be addressed and positive aspects need to be expanded

The commitment to a more human approach to protection and the emphasis on the fact that migration is needed and positive for Europe with which the European Commission launched the Pact on Migration and Asylum is welcome. However, this rhetoric is reflected only sparsely in the related proposals. Instead of breaking with the fallacies of […]

FEANTSA Homeless in Europe

The Autumn 2020 issue of @FEANTSA’s Homeless in Europe Magazine is now available! This issue is full of interesting articles about the impact of #covid19 on #homeless #migrants, #LGBTQ youth and more, including a piece by our own Advocacy Officer, Dominika Spyratou, about how Covid-19 has highlighted the anti-migration agenda in Greece. Read it here

Legal, but without a residence permit

The measures taken by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum in order to extend the validity of residence permits have already created a huge problem for the entire migrant population in Greece. Although the Ministry of Migration and Asylum has issued an extension of the residence permits (from March until December 31, 2020), the complaints […]

Protect dignity and human rights: call for solidarity gathering in support of PIKPA on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

The Greek government is about to close a historic shelter for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, with no care for the future of its residents. The Secretary General of Social Solidarity and Poverty Alleviation of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs asked the Police to evacuate the PIKPA Shelter in Neapoli Mytilene until 15-10-2020. […]

Greece: Investigate Pushbacks, Violence at Borders

Groups Press Parliament to Open Inquiry Members of Greece’s parliament should urgently establish an inquiry into all allegations of unlawful returns of migrants to Turkey by law enforcement officers and others, 29 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today. These returns are carried out mainly through pushbacks and collective […]