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Our member organisations

In addition to the associate member organisations listed below ENS also has 11 organisations which comprise its Advisory Committee responsible for providing strategic advice to the Network, and who are listed here.

  • Aditus Foundation

    Aditus Foundation was established with a view to monitor, act and report on access to fundamental human rights by individuals and groups. Aditus Foundation was founded on the principles of the universality, interdependence and indivisibility of all...
  • AIRE Centre

    The AIRE Centre is an NGO whose mission is to promote awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights.  We have two main activities: litigating cases before the...
  • Fundatia ARCHWAY

    Fundatia ARCHWAY, Romania has been working with the abandoned and homeless children of Bucharest for the past 13 years. Without identity papers these children and adolescents are not entitled to medical care, education, jobs, any state benefits or...
  • Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione

    Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (ASGI), founded in 1990, has four main aims. Firstly, to promote information, research and training on legal issues concerning immigration, statelessness, asylum, citizenship and discrimination...
  • Sdružení pro integraci a migraci

    Sdružení pro integraci a migraci (the Association for Integration and Migration (AIM)) is a non-profit, non-government organization based in Prague, the Czech Republic. For the past 20 years it has provided legal and social counselling to third...
  • Asylkoordination

    Asylkoordination, Austria was founded in 1991 as a coordinating body bringing together 40 organisations working with refugees, migrants and human rights across Austria. It engages with the national authorities, UNHCR and other actors in a bid to...
  • Belgisch Comité voor Hulp aan Vluchtelingen – Commission Belge d’Aide aux Réfugiés

    Belgisch Comité voor Hulp aan Vluchtelingen – Commission Belge d’Aide aux Réfugiés (CBAR-BCHV) is a non-profit refugee-assisting organisation protecting the rights of asylum seekers and refugees by intervening in individual cases of asylum requests...
  • Bail for Immigration Detainees

    Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is an independent, national charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We provide legal advice, information and representation on bail to people held in immigration detention and we aim to...
  • British Red Cross

    The British Red Cross provides practical and emotional support to vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK.  Our services include supporting refugees to adapt to life in a new country through our orientation service as well as peer...
  • Caritas-Vienna

    Caritas-Vienna provides legal advice und representation before the authorities and the courts for asylum seekers and migrants in irregular situations.
  • Civic Assistance Committee for Refugees - CAC

    The Civic Assistance Committee for Refugees (CAC) was established in 1990 and provides legal and humanitarian assistance to persons seeking asylum or other kinds of protection status in Russia. CAC provides reception assistance, including as a...
  • Civil Rights Program Kosovo

    Civil Rights Program Kosovo – CRP/K is a Kosovo-based, independent organization, established in 2004, that provides free legal assistance and counseling to persons at risk of statelessness, returnees, refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs and persons who...
  • Conselho Português para os Refugiados

    Conselho Português para os Refugiados (CPR), founded in 1991, is the leading Development NGO in Portugal working on asylum and refugee issues. CPR’s core activities include to play a consultative role in refugee status determination procedures and...
  • Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati

    Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati (CIR), founded in 1990, is an independent, humanitarian and non profit-making organisation, under the patronage of UNHCR. CIR works with the aim of empowering actions in defense of refugees and asylum seekers'...
  • Danish Refugee Council

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected...
  • Detention Action

    Detention Action is a registered charity which challenges the dehumanising effect of immigration detention policy on migrants and asylum seekers in the UK.  We defend the rights and improve the welfare of people in detention by combining...
  • EUDO Citizenship

    EUDO Citizenship is an observatory within the European Union Observatory on Democracy web platform hosted at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. EUDO Citizenship involves five partner...
  • Greek Council for Refugees

    The Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) is an NGO founded in 1989 to support refugees, stateless persons and asylum seekers in Greece. Through various psychosocial and legal services, it helps them to find protection and integrate in ...
  • Faith, Hope, and Love

    Inter-Regional Public Charitable Organization “Faith, Hope, and Love”, established in 1997,  is a public organization whose mission is to render assistance  to forced migrants, refugees and other socially vulnerable...
  • Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR)

    Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR) is an NGO aiming to establish a solid ground for access to rights in practice in Bulgaria. FAR’s mission is to increase the institutional and public awareness, sensitivity and commitment to the need to address...
  • Future Worlds Center

    FWC is a non-profit NGO implementing projects that aim to bring about positive social change in Cypriot society. FWC’s operations are pioneering a number of humanitarian, intercultural, and peace related projects which are implemented by its four...
  • Refugee Rights Turkey

    Refugee Rights Turkey is an independent human rights organization based in Istanbul, which provides legal information and assistance services to asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants, organizes trainings and generates reference materials...
  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

    The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is the oldest and the largest human rights organization in Poland, acting already for over 20 years. HFHR's objective is the promotion of human rights in Poland and countries of the post-Soviet region. The...
  • Information Legal Centre

    Information Legal Centre (IPC), Croatia, was registered on June 12 2002 and has been operating since as an independent non-governmental organization in the regions of Western Slavonia (Croatia) and Bosanska Posavina (Bosnia-Herzegovina), providing...
  • Innovations and Reform Centre

    The Innovations and Reform Centre (IRC) is a non-entrepreneurial legal entity, established in 2010. The mission of the center is to support the implementation of innovative approaches and reforms and act as a strong civil society advocate of...
  • Jesuit Refugee Service Romania

    Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Romania advocates before the national authorities for setting up a domestic statelessness determination procedure and the lifting of the reservations made by Romania to the 1954 Convention, while in the field of...
  • Kerk in Actie

    Kerk in Actie (Church in Action) supports the work of hundreds of Christian churches and organisations both in the Netherlands and world-wide, to help people realise their potential and provide them with new perspectives for the future. This co-...
  • Law Center of Advocates

    Law Center of Advocates (LCA) is a public association founded in 1997. LCA’s mission is to implement projects and programs aimed at promoting the Rule of Law, judicial independence and respect for human rights in Moldova. It provides specialist...
  • Legal Center Montenegro

    Legal Center Montenegro is a non-governmental organization, established in 2007 with a mandate to provide counselling, legal assistance on behalf of displaced persons from Kosovo and refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - particularly...
  • Legal Information Centre for Human Rights

    The Legal Information Centre for Human Rights (LICHR) was founded in  May 1994. In its activities the LICHR has mapped four high priority strategic spheres. Firstly, conflict prevention: identifying the causes of potential conflicts through...
  • Legal Clinic for Refugees and Immigrants

    Legal Clinic for Refugees and Immigrants (LCRI) was founded in 1999 as a section of the Legal Clinic at the Law Faculty of the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. In 2003 it was registered as an independent NGO for public benefit. It combines education...
  • Lithuanian Red Cross

    Lithuanian Red Cross (LRC) is a humanitarian organization that provides different kinds of assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and migrant in Lithuania. It provides legal, social, psychological, humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers. It...
  • Liverpool University Law Clinic

    The Liverpool University Law Clinic is part of the School of Social Justice, University of Liverpool, the Clinic provides a pro bono legal service. Third year law students work on immigration and asylum cases, including the cases of stateless...
  • Macedonian Young Lawyers Association

    The Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) is an association of lawyers established in 2004 to serve the needs of the local community for qualified and easily accessible pro bono legal service related to the protection of human rights and...
  • Migrants' Rights Network

    Migrants' Rights Network is a young, dynamic national NGO working and campaigning in support of migrants in the UK. Our work brings together migrant activists and support organizations, think tanks, academics, faith groups and public sector...
  • The Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)

    The Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) is an independent membership organisation working to protect the rights of asylum seekers in Norway. Its main activities are to give information and legal assistance to asylum seekers, as well as...
  • Norwegian Refugee Council

    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and contributes to durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC...
  • Peace Institute

    The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies – is a non-profit research institution developing interdisciplinary research activities in various fields of the social and human sciences (sociology, anthropology,...
  • The People for Change Foundation

    The People for Change Foundation is a Malta based, human rights organization focusing on research, lobbying an capacity building. Our key areas of work include: migration, asylum, trafficking, racism, children’s rights and youth participation. We...
  • Public Law Project

    The Public Law Project (PLP) is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage. Within this broad remit PLP has adopted three...
  • Refugee Action

    Refugee Action is an independent national charity working with refugees to build new lives in the UK. We provide practical advice and assistance for newly arrived asylum seekers and long‐term commitment to their settlement through community...
  • Refugees International

    Refugees International is an independent humanitarian organisation that advocates for better support for displaced people (including refugees and internally displaced people) and stateless people.
  • Vasa Prava

    Vasa Prava, Bosnia and Herzegovina has since 2004 been protecting the rights of returnees, displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, ethnic minority groups, especially the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) communities, and other socially...
  • Vitality

    Vitality, Moldova is an association which primarily works with young people in the Transnistia Republic, located between Moldova and the Ukraine. Our priority areas of interest include studies of ethnicity, migration, nationalism, studies of borders...
  • Tirana Legal Aid Society

    The Tirana Legal Aid Society (TLAS) is one of the foremost NGOs in Albania dealing with the issue of statelessness. TLAS offers free legal aid services for thousands of stateless children and adults and has continued to work for the improvement of...

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