SolidarityNow’s work in support of vulnerable and marginalized populations is driven by the goal of strengthening social cohesion. The protection of rights on all levels, and for all people, is core in this effort. As is the promotion of active citizenship. At SolidarityNow we believe that the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections are crucial for […]
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While the Criminalization of Solidarity Continues, at SolidarityNow we are asking for a Welcoming Europe At the #WelcomingEurope Campaign every Signature Counts! Learn more and sign the petition here. by Melina Dunham, intern at SolidarityNow’s Advocacy Unit As people continue to arrive in Europe’s shores, volunteers, locals, and NGOs have stepped in to help where […]
Berlin, 12 December 2018. Last week brought us news worthy of much celebration at SolidarityNow. On Wednesday 5 December, and after spending 107 days in pre-trial detention, Sara Mardini and Seán Binder were finally released on bail. Sara became internationally known when she and her sister Yusra pulled a boat to safety and saved a […]
The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches, 20 human rights and other organizations said today. Despite the Greek government’s recent efforts to transfer asylum seekers from […]
The first SIRIUS policy dialogue workshop Integration of Migrants and Refugees: a contested issue in domestic and EU politics and how to address it was held in Athens on Friday 9 November. The SIRIUS consortium, in collaboration with its partners SolidarityNow and DIKTIO, convened different stakeholders to explore how Europe can approach migration and asylum […]
November 25th is when we demand the elimination of violence against women and girls. Since its inception in 1991, the international campaign galvanizes concrete actions to ultimately bring the number of women and girls who experience any and all forms of violence down to zero. It was the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women of 1993 that first amplified the issue as a […]
In view of the ongoing reforms of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and related national-level developments, SolidarityNow, along with 18 civil society organisations across Europe, calls on the European Commission to seize this historic opportunity to promote an orderly and efficient asylum system which strengthens the EU’s and Member States’ ability to meet obligations […]