“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

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

18 November 2015
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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.

Tuesday 1 December 2015 (1-3pm)
Room ASP 5E1, European Parliament, Brussels (Full agenda)

Speakers include

  • Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP (EPP) - Co-chair of the intergroup on Children’s rights
  • Soraya Post MEP (S&D) - Member LIBE Committee (TBC)
  • Cecilia Wickstrom MEP (ALDE) - Chair of the Petitions Committee
  • Timothy Kirkhope MEP - Vice chair of the Intergroup on Children's Rights
  • Sophie Magennis - Head of Unit (UNHCR Bureau for Europe)
  • Margaret Tuite - European Commission
  • Chris Nash - European Network on Statelessness
  • Laura van Waas - Institute on Statelessness and inclusion
  • Jana Hainsworth - Eurochild
  • Marc Dullaert - Chair of European Network of Ombudspersons for Children

No child chooses to be stateless

Every child belongs – to this world, to a place and to a community – and this should be recognised through the enjoyment of a nationality. Regretfully, children are still being born in Europe without a nationality. ENS is running a region-wide campaign #StatelessKids to raise awareness and promote measures to ensure that all children born in Europe or to European parents outside the region can in practice realise their right to a nationality.

This meeting will include presentations on the role of key stakeholders in addressing childhood statelessness and responses from key European Parliamentarians.

Please RSVP to Rachel Sheppard at jean.lambert@europarl.europa.eu by 24 November. If you need an access badge to enter the parliament, please include your full name, date of birth, nationality, ID number and type of document (passport/ID card)

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