Working together with stateless people
Nobody understands the impact of living without a nationality better than stateless people themselves. Yet the experiences of stateless people are rarely acknowledged by decision makers in the debates and decisions that affect their lives.
Ending statelessness is possible, but we cannot do it without the people affected by it
We want stateless people to be empowered and have opportunities to deliver their own messages on what needs to change, both to decision makers and the wider public.
The absence of stateless people in the debates and decision-making processes that affect them is not due to a lack of willingness to speak out and be involved.
We work closely with people and communities affected by statelessness across our work, and our membership is increasingly growing to include community organisations and individuals affected by statelessness. We take steps to make sure that we are accountable in the decisions we take and the work that we do, to the views and priorities of stateless people and communities in Europe.
Find out more about some of the work our stateless individual and community-led members are doing to address the issue.
Alongside our ongoing projects, on a monthly basis, we support a diverse group of activists with different experiences of living without a nationality to meet online for mutual support and solidarity, capacity building, and to identify opportunities to work together.
If you are affected by statelessness, and would like to get involved in our work, or join ENS as a member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need legal advice, please visit our dedicated webpage.
You can also visit statefree.world, the first ever digital platform for stateless people, created by our member Christiana Bukalo with support from ENS.