Since 1991, Accem has worked to improve the living conditions of people in vulnerable situations, defending their human rights and ensuring equal opportunities regardless of race, creed, religion, gender or opinions. Accem works in 12 regions in Spain and provides specialized integral assistance and counselling to refugees, stateless persons, migrants and other groups at risk of social exclusion in Spain, towards the achievement of their full social integration. Accem develops programs around the field of reception, direct assistance, legal counselling, training and labour insertion.Accem website
Aleksandra Semeriak Gavrilenok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political and Administration Sciences and a Master’s degree in Migration Studies from the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. A former non-citizen herself, she became actively involved in raising awareness of statelessness and minority rights, becoming an individual member of the ENS in 2015. Aleksandra is currently working in the field of refugee, asylum seeker and stateless people reception in Spain.Aleksandra Semeriak website
Arsenio Cores is a Spanish lawyer and expert on Human Rights, the Law of Asylum (Spanish and European), Gender based Persecution (including LGBTTI people and victims of trafficking for exploitation), Statelessness, and Unaccompanied Alien Minors. He specializes in strategic litigation before higher courts and has more than thirty positive resolutions in the last ten years before different courts (European Court of Human Rights, [Spanish] Supreme Court and [Spanish] National Court, etc.), regarding non-refoulement in cases of risk to life or integrity, recognition of the status of asylum, admissibility in the procedure of international protection, recognition of the status of stateless Saharawi citizens and revocations of deportation, among others. He has also presented at various national and international conferences.
Aurelia Alvarez Rodriguez
Aurelia has a Doctorate in law from the Universidad of León (awarded in 1986). She is a Senior lecturer, accredited as a Professor of Private International Law Area, attached to the Department of Private Law and Business Law of the University of León. She teaches at the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Labour Sciences, and Faculty of Sports Sciences.
Comissio Catalana d' Ajuda al Refugiat (CCAR)
Comissio Catalana d' Ajuda al Refugiat (CCAR) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2014. It is an independent organisation associated to the Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR). CCAR was born with the purpose of approaching and ensuring international mandates in Catalonia to protect those who seek asylum and other forms of protection, among them stateless persons. Moreover, it was founded to veil for the correct application of the 1951 Geneva Convention and other national and international norms addressed to asylum seekers. Our foundation goals are the protection of the right to asylum and refugees' rights, as well as the protection of immigrants' rights. At the same time, we work in order to foster the social cohesion of refugees.Comissio Catalana d' Ajuda al Refugiat (CCAR) website
Fundación CEPAIM - Acción Integral con Migrantes
Fundación Cepaim's main mission is the provision of comprehensive support to migrants, asylum seekers, stateless persons, as well as nationals, in order to promote social cohesion and fight poverty and social exclusion. Through cooperation with public institutions, private actors and stakeholders, its goal is to achieve an inclusive, diverse and multicultural society, and to enhance communications and relationships between individuals with different social and cultural backgrounds. It is inspired by the principles of equality and non discrimination, cultural diversity, social justice, solidarity, and social transformation. There are different fields where Fundación Cepaim implements its activities focusing on the enhancement of an inclusive society: reception and international protection, employment, youth and family support, community-based development, equality and non discrimination, international cooperation, housing, interculturality and rural development. Its advocacy work aims to promote research, training, and to raise awareness and achieve social advancements in the fields of migration, social and residential exclusion, social vulnerability and cooperation with developing countries.Fundación CEPAIM - Acción Integral con Migrantes website
Saharawi Collective Youth Association LEFRIG
Our association (Asociación Juvenil Colectivo Saharaui LEFRIG) works to eradicate statelessness in general, and in particular we work with Sahrawis who arrive in Spain from the Sahrawi Refugee Camps in Tindouf (Algeria), to request Statelessness Status. It is a situation that we know very well because many of the members of the association have the recognition of the State of State by the Spanish State.
Our association was born to disseminate the situation of the Sahrawi people, but currently most of the work we do is accompanying and advising applicants for the Stateless Status.Saharawi Collective Youth Association LEFRIG website
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes España (SJME)
The SJM is a network of Jesuit organizations focused on providing support, service and protection for migrants and migrant organizations. To this end it implements intervention projects (related to reception of migrants, training, associative accompaniment, human rights advocacy, etc.) and carries out public awareness, advocacy campaigns and research initiatives. The JMS is made up of different organizations committed to the objective of promoting an inclusive, cohesive and intercultural society: the University Institute of Migration Studies (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid),the Migra Studium Foundation (Barcelona), the CeiMigra Foundation (Valencia), the San Juan del Castillo Foundation (Madrid), the Ignacio Ellacuría social Foundation (Bilbao) and the Claver Volunteer Association (Sevilla). It works in coordination with the JMS Latin America-Caribbean and joins efforts with the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe to take part in Northern Africa where they work with migrant populations.Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes España (SJME) website