Civil society support for refugees and migrants: decriminalising solidarity and providing humanitarian admission

17 May 2017

The event will focus on the response of European civil society to the insecure situation of migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe. The focus will be on two issues: preventing the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance and introducing humanitarian admission programmes. As regards the first, panellists will present cases and testimonies of people and organisations punished for offering help to irregular migrants in need. The second panel will look at current practice and initiatives to promote access to Europe on humanitarian grounds or via resettlement. Participants will share their views on the European legislation in place at present and suggest how both public and private actors can give migrants and refugees in need a helping hand.

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