Atlas of the Stateless Blog

Europe: Not yet a model for the world

The Old Continent – and the European Union in particular – likes to see itself as a model of democracy and human rights. But it is home to a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
On stateless activism and true engagement Blog

On stateless activism and true engagement

What opportunities are there for true engagement with those directly affected by statelessness in advocacy and research? Embracing stateless…
/ Haqqi Bahram, PHD Candidate at Linköping University, Sweden
United stateless Blog

A Stateless Person’s Take on ‘Stateless’

The Netflix series 'Stateless' caught my attention as well as that of my friends and colleagues months prior to its official release. How could it…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
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It is not just paperwork; it is human work. Recognising and supporting the role of grassroots organisations in the fight to end statelessness

Stateless Roma, or Roma at risk of statelessness, face a number of particular challenges in daily life. These include barriers in accessing the legal…
/ Michelle Mila van Burik Bihari, MA. Advocacy Coordinator Roma Utrecht & Roma Advocacy Network Netherlands
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The only way to overcome COVID-19 is to work together: Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response

A few weeks ago, a group of 20 stateless activists and community representatives from different countries in Europe came together with ENS’ support,…
/ Remzi Medik, President, Bairska Svetlina – Centre for Development of Roma Community, North Macedonia
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I am not alone: the United Stateless of America

For the past twenty years — my entire life — my parents and I have struggled to prove my nationality. It felt to me as if they had trouble proving…
/ Daiana Lilo, United Stateless Member
Working with stateless people in the Netherlands Blog

Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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A State of Less

When you are stateless, you live your whole life in limbo, from the day you were born until the day you die.
/ Lynn Khatib, Social activist
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#HearItFromUs – Working with people affected by statelessness to inform and deliver our mission

The specific rights and experiences of stateless people and those affected by nationality problems are rarely acknowledged in the media and policy…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelssness
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The Faces of Statelessness in Europe – the answers to the ‘wheres’, ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ on statelessness

Do you ever wonder where stateless people live, what their day-to-day lives look like or how they try to solve their predicament?
/ Valeriia Cherednichenko, Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Bureau for Europe
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Understanding statelessness: what are the different contexts of statelessness in Europe

Over the years, ENS has collected numerous testimonies of stateless people from all over Europe. Their stories are very personal, but often point to…
/ Caia Vlieks, PhD Researcher at Tilburg University
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Stateless Voices

There are around 600.000 stateless people in Europe and the US. Without protection from a government, they are often denied basic rights. The…
/ Urs Spindler, Arne Schulz, Moises Mendoza and Shaminder Dulai