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.

Other upcoming events

19 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017

The International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK (#RJWeek) will take place all over Europe and beyond in the week between 19-26 November 2017.

28 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017

The guiding theme for the 14th edition of the CEPOL Research and Science Conference in 2017 is “Innovation”.

5 Dec 2017

The Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony is organizing the panel discussion "Effective Prevention Programmes in Europe – How to  Improve Their Widespread Use?" for the launch of the new European Prevention Programme Registry.