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
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 fundamental human rights, and we strive to promote their understanding and application. As a generic human rights NGO, we work constantly to adopt a broad perspective for human rights in Malta, identifying themes such as non-discrimination and access to effective remedies. We also work towards highlighting the regional and international implications of human rights. Our main activities include the identification of priority areas, formulating advocacy strategies and working towards improvement in legal and administrative standards. We focus primarily on the Government of Malta, but also address the EU institutions, the UN, the Council of Europe and other relevant agencies. We remain in constant communication and cooperation with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental entities to maintain a comprehensive approach to our activities.Aditus Foundation 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
Asylos Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Asylos is a global network of volunteers providing free of-charge Country of Origin Information (COI) research for lawyers helping people seeking international protection with their claim. Asylos works to ensure that people seeking asylum or undergoing similar legal procedures have access to crucial sources and data to substantiate their claim. We also train lawyers in COI research methods and review COI produced by governments and intergovernmental organisations. More information can be found on Asylos' website.Asylos Charitable Incorporated Organisation website
Asylum Aid has been representing refugees through the UK asylum process for thirty years as well as advocating on behalf of asylum seekers for a better, fairer process in the UK. We are now part of the Helen Bamber group, a charity that specialises in providing care and support for torture survivors.
Asylum Aid has had a specialist focus on Statelessness for the past fifteen years and campaigned alongside ENS for the UK Statelessness process to be created. We have continued to represent statelessness applicants through this process and hope to campaign for legal aid funding in the future.Asylum Aid website
Bhutanese Welfare Association in UK (BWA)
The Bhutanese Welfare Association (BWA) is a non-profit organisation established on 27th July 2011. It was established by a group of Bhutanese people within the UK to bring all Bhutanese together to nurture, facilitate, empower and promote Bhutan’s culture, and to aid the population in the development of the skills that are essential for establishing a new life in the United Kingdom. The mission of BWA is to ensure the development of support services that will enable the Bhutanese people to improve their standard of living and increase their self-worth, independence, and autonomy.
BWA’s methods for facilitating the growth of Bhutanese culture, social integration and personal development of individuals includes various activities, programs and guidance. It is an invaluable resource for all Bhutanese to discover their strength and potential to thrive at the start of a new life in a new country, by successfully adjusting to English culture while also retaining their own traditions.
Civil Rights Project Sisak - CRP Sisak
The Civil Rights Project Sisak (CRP Sisak) is a non-governmental, apolitical, non-profit, humantitarian organisation that works in Croatia. The goal of the organisation is providing humanitarian aid to refugees, returnees, IDPs, socially vulnerable persons, as well as the promotion and protection of human rights and values of all citizens regarding the development and strengthening of democracy and humanism, protection and affirmation of human, civil and political rights.Civil Rights Project Sisak - CRP Sisak website
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
Conselho Português para os Refugiados
Conselho Português para os Refugiados (CPR) is a non-governmental organisation created in 1991. It works to uphold the rights of seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in Portugal and to promote the quality of the national asylum system. Within its mandate, CPR provides direct, free and independent legal, social and integration assistance to applicants and beneficiaries of international protection in the country. CPR also develops extensive advocacy, policy, awareness-raising and training activities, and is recognised by the Portuguese Asylum Act as an integral part of the national asylum system. Through its work, CPR also aims to promote knowledge on statelessness and adequate protection of stateless persons in Portugal.Conselho Português para os Refugiados website
Erika Kalantzi past and current roles include Attorney-at-Law at the High Court of Greece 1990-1996: legal counselor at the Greek Council for Refugees 1998-3/2001: participation – representing UNHCR’s office in Athens - to second instance committee for the regularization of illegal migrants in Greece. 2000-2008: participation to second instance committees for the examination of submissions filed by rejected asylum seekers. 1998 till 2015: editing of the Yearbook of Refugee and Aliens Law (issued by the Publisher Ant. N. Sakkoulas in Greece).