“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Mission statement

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is a network of non-governmental organisations, academic initiatives, and individual experts committed to address statelessness in Europe. We believe that all human beings have a right to a nationality and that those who lack nationality altogether – stateless persons – are entitled to full protection of their human rights. We are dedicated to strengthening the often unheard voice of stateless persons in Europe, and to advocate for full respect of their human rights. We aim to reach our goals by conducting and supporting legal and policy development, awareness-raising and capacity building activities.

  • “The problem of

    statelessness in Europe must be given priority. Many victims have little possibility themselves to be heard and are in many cases silenced by their fear of further discrimination.”

    Thomas Hammarberg, 2010