“Everyone has the right to a nationality”


  • ENS organises first ever Youth Congress on Statelessness

    8 July 2016

    Few people wonder what life would be like without any nationality, or even know that it is possible to be stateless. This presents a challenge when trying to address this problem.

  • ENS Statement to Slovakia’s Presidency of the European Union on Addressing Statelessness in Europe

    30 June 2016

    The European Network on Statelessness (ENS), a civil society alliance with over 55 member organisations in 39 countries, calls on the incoming Slovakia Presidency of the European Union (EU) to build on current momentum with regard to addressing statelessness in Europe.

  • Interview with Melanie Khanna - Chief of UNHCR's Statelessness Section

    16 June 2016

    ENS caught up with Melanie Khanna, Chief of UNHCR’s Statelessness Section based in Geneva. In her role she coordinates UNHCR’s work to address statelessness globally, including through the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness and the #ibelong campaign. She leads a global team to promote the identification and protection of stateless persons.

  • Sign our new #StatelessKids petition and help us end childhood statelessness in Europe

    8 June 2016

    There’s lots of different reasons why children still end up stateless, but it’s never their fault.
    Thousands of children in Europe are growing up without a nationality, without a country to belong to. They are often not allowed into schools, or even to see a doctor if they are sick. No chance to grow up like other kids. Statelessness brings hardship and anguish to children and their parents alike.

  • ENS Annual Report Cover

    Our Annual report – “Networking for Change”

    27 May 2016

    We are pleased to share with you our first annual report since we transitioned from being a project of our founding members to become an independent charity with a growing reach and profile (download the report).

  • Programme

    DETENTION OR PROTECTION? - Vulnerable and stateless people in detention

    6 April 2016

    Amnesty International, Doctors of the World, Stichting LOS – Meldpunt Vreemdelingendetentie and the European Network on Statelessness are co-organising a symposium to discuss detention of vulnerable and stateless individuals, as well as to talk about ideas how to change this, both in legislation, policy and in daily practiceThe event will include the launch of the report Detention or Protection?

  • Join the ENS Secretariat - Policy and Communications Internship

    28 January 2016

    The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is looking for an intern to help us undertake cutting edge policy research and communications work on statelessness in Europe. This is a 6 month volunteer position from beginning of March to end of August. ENS will reimburse the successful candidate for reasonable travel and lunch expenses.  

  • UK Parliament

    All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group panel event on Statelessness

    23 November 2015

    To mark the one year anniversary of the London launch of UNHCR’s worldwide #IBelong campaign to end statelessness by 2024, the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG), in conjunction with Minority Rights Group International, is hosting a panel event on Statelessness, focusing on the plight of Dominicans of Haitian descent.

    Wednesday, 25 November, 10 a.m.
    Committee Room 18, House of Commons

    With speakers:

  • #StatelessKids campaign logo

    Brussels launch of ENS report "No child should be stateless"

    18 November 2015

    Join us for to the Brussels launch of the European Network on Statelessness report “No Child Should be Stateless”. This event is hosted by Jean Lambert MEP and organised by the European Network on Statelessness with the European Parliament’s Inter Group on Children’s Rights.

  • Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary detention - Toolkit cover

    Tackling statelessness in Europe: actions, reflections & new ENS materials

    5 November 2015

    Join un for the launch of new ENS toolkit on Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention accompanied by exhibition of Greg Constantine's groundbreaking photo work in London on 30 November.

    St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
    Monday, 30 November (6.30 - 8.30pm)

    Register online


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