From Turkey, to Greece to the Western Balkans – the South-East of Europe plays a crucial role, when it comes to migration to and within Europe. This part of Europe serves as an entry point or a corridor but more and more also as a host region, in which people are de facto stuck. Increasingly the recent years have brought challenges throughout the region for both, people on the move as well as host communities. Many of these challenges are common within this part of Europe despite all other differences: growing pressure against and shrinking space for migrants and those showing solidarity with them and the absence of a functioning and effective human rights oriented EU migration policy. We believe that capacities and resilience to face these challenges can be enhanced through networking, mutual learning and synergies across borders. Therefore, we try to connect and thereby strengthen refugees, migrants and host communities as well as civil society throughout the region. At the same time, we support their voices and perspectives being heard and taken into consideration by EU decision makers.

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Shipwrecked. Rethinking migration and asylum in Europe

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