Participations in networks (Memberships)

Forced Migration Unit – University of Nottingham

The significance of research on forced migration continues to increase and so does the need to identify policy approaches that have international protection at their core. Led by Dr Daria Davitti, the Forced Migration Unit benefits from the collaboration with national and international NGOs, experts and practitioners in international, regional and domestic human rights law, development


Since the beginning of 2015, with Greece’s unprecedented number of migrant and refugee arrivals fleeing conflict, the City of Athens has increasingly adopted a proactive approach towards developing strategies to address the needs of these vulnerable populations. In this context, the City of Athens undertook the initiative to establish the Athens Coordination Center for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR). The initiative aims at the efficient coordination between the municipal authorities and stakeholders operating within the city, such as national and international NGOs, international organizations, and migrant and refugee community groups. Its goal is to shape the necessary conditions for the smooth integration of migrants and refugees currently living in the city of Athens, but also for dealing with emergency situations linked with future migration flows.

HumanRights360 is a member of the Representative Council for Research and Documentation (ASET), which was set up by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity   to respond to today’s challenges in the area of migration. Specialized on rights-based advocacy, ASET intends first to highlight the problems and secondly through study, research and documentation to intervene accordingly towards the best possible solution. The council is made up of representatives of immigrant communities operating in Greece with years of experience and engagement in socio-political activities. Other members also include researchers and experts with experience and expertise on migration as well as in the area of advocacy and rights protection.

Golden Dawn Watch is an initiative to monitor the trial against Golden Dawn, organised by the Hellenic League for Human Rights, the Greek Observatory against Fascism and Racist Speech in the Media, which works as part of the Educational Foundation of ESIEA (Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers), the Antifascist League of Athens and Piraeus, and the City of Athens Migrants’ Integration Council. The main aspect of this initiative is the website, which will be managed by an editorial group. The initiative is already supported in various ways by antiracist and antifascist organisations, foundations, NGOs, citizens’ groups and migrant organisations.

European Implementation Network includes member organizations and individual members. As of February 2020, EIN counts 34 members and 7 partners from 25 European countries. You can find further details on each member/partner in the EIN membership booklet

PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a network of organisations working to ensure social justice and human rights for undocumented migrants.
Vision, PICUM seeks a world where human mobility is recognised as a normal reality, and where all people are guaranteed their human rights regardless of migration or residence status.
Mission, Grounded in principles and values of social justice, anti-racism and equality, PICUM is committed to ensuring that undocumented migrants have a dignified standard of living and rights.
Working principles, Bringing together a broad range of experience and expertise, PICUM generates and coordinates a humane and informed response to undocumented migrants’ realities and provides a platform to engage policy makers and the general public in the full realisation of their rights.

Racist Violence Recording Network

The initiative for the establishment of the Racist Violence Recording Network was taken in mid-2011 by the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece (UNHCR) on the basis of two major findings: a) the identified absence of an official and effective data collection system on racist violence and b) the need to coordinate organisations which recorded, on their own initiative, incidents of racist violence against people who sought their services. Ever since October 2011, when the RVRN began effective operation, its scope of activity has been constantly growing.

The RVRN is comprised of actors offering medical, social and legal services or/and coming in direct contact with victims of racist violence or victims of other hate- or bias-motivated violent attacks as well as organizations established by the groups which are usually targeted by racist violence themselves. To join the RVRN a necessary precondition is respect for human rights, diversity, multiculturalism, and freedom of religion as well as action in tackling discrimination and intolerance. Apart from the coordinators, the UNHCR and the GNCHR, the RVRN is comprised of 42 Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society actors, as well as the Greek Ombudsman and the Migrants’ Integration Council of the Municipality of Athens, as observers.

International Detention Coalition (IDC)

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global network of over 400 civil society organisations and individuals in almost 90 countries, that advocate for, research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention.

Network for the Rights of Children on the Move

The “Network for the Rights of Children on the Move” is an informal network operating under the initiation and coordination of the Greek Deputy Ombudsman for Children Rights. Its operation started in January 2017 and its main objectives are a) to support the monitoring of the situation of children on the move across Greece, and b) to promote evidence – based advocacy actions on issues of shared concern related to children.

Cross-European civil society partnership launches amid increased reports of pushbacks

10 organisations, including HumanRights360,  in 11 European countries have launched a partnership with the aim of denouncing and countering the unlawful use of pushbacks and other rights violations at borders across Europe. The partnership is demanding accountability: calling on the European Commission to play a more decisive role in holding member states to account, and to ensure the inclusion of stronger solidarity mechanisms in the New Pact on Migration.
In the current period of increasingly narrow space for civil society and wide-spread disillusionment surrounding the notion of human rights and the criminalization of solidarity we believe that we are stronger when working together.

Members of the Partnership

The Network was founded in 2010 by twenty social and nonprofit organizations that contribute to the fight against housing shortages in Greece, support socially excluded groups and the homeless and advocate for the right to quality housing for all citizens.

The Network, by “homeless”, identifies all people living in the country who do not have access to adequate privately owned, rented or allotted housing, which has the basic services of water supply, electricity and heating. There are several categories of homeless people, including those who are homeless on the street and those who are temporarily and in need of accommodation in institutions and hostels, as well as those who live in a precarious or unsuitable home. (See Greek translation of ETHOS)

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