What are refugees’ biggest concerns? The RISE network launched a campaign to talk about it

  • 13 Marzo 2017

Credits: UNHCR/Yorgos Kyvernitis

Written by the Greek Forum of Refugees, member of the Asylum Corner Network.

The “One Europe – Different policies – Unequal rights for refugees” campaign aims at revealing the differences between refugees’ rights across Europe.

RISE (Refugees Ideas and Solution for Europe) is a refugee network operating across 14 countries in Europe. It represents the authentic voice of refugees all over Europe and wants to contribute to a peaceful and creative coexistence in Europe, playing a leading role in developing ideas for joint solutions. RISE designed “One Europe – Different Policies – Unequal rights for refugees” campaign based on consultations the network held with refugee communities in 14 different European countries over a period of six months. All topics presented here were raised by the consultation groups and outline the biggest concerns refugees face and the need to be addressed with priority. That is why we claim for better living conditions – to change the actual “One Europe – Different policies – Unequal rights for refugees”.

Through a series of informative posters, the RISE network wants to draw attention to the worrisome situations refugees face but also to solutions and best practices that exist. It is worth mentioning that the content of each poster is related to States’ legal framework and the individual experience and perception of refugees, which can differ from one another.

The final event of this campaign will take place in Brussels on 20th of March to call for a fair and common asylum application in Europe as well as decent and common standards for all refugees.

You can see below the first informative poster of the campaign, which is dedicated to work and labour integration of asylum seekers in Europe.

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