European Council on Refugees and Exiles

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European Council on Refugees and Exiles
ECRE logo.JPG
Founded 1974
Type Non-profit
Location
Services policy initiatives, research, advocacy, capacity building
Fields Promote protection and integration of refugees
Members
95 member organisations
Key people
Catherine Woollard (Secretary General)
Website http://www.ecre.org

Established in 1974, ECRE is a European network of 95 NGOs in 40 European countries. It protects and advances the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons. Its diverse membership ranges from large international NGOs with global scope to small organisations of dedicated activists; members work on humanitarian relief, social service provision, legal assistance, litigation, monitoring policy and law, advocacy, and campaigning.

ECRE’s work covers four main activities:

Legal support and strategic litigation

ECRE is a reference for asylum law professionals across Europe, and coordinates the ELENA legal network together with national coordinators in 38 European countries. Our legal support activities are closely connected to the ELENA work and focus on developing various tools for legal professionals in order to assist their litigation and legal counselling work, notably the European Database of Asylum Law, the LEAP Project and Fostering Access to Rights for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Turkey. Our strategic litigation work aims to achieve legal changes ensuring rights of those seeking international protection or benefiting from it at European and national level through proactive, coordinated and needs-based litigation.

Legal and Policy Research

ECRE conducts comparative research and analysis of asylum law and practice in Europe. One of its core research activities is the Asylum Information Database (AIDA), a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention in 23 European countries. AIDA contains detailed country reports, comparative reports, fact-finding visits investigating important protection gaps, and legal briefings providing focused analysis of key issues of asylum law and policy.

Advocacy

ECRE seeks to influence EU policy and practice on refugee issues. It prepares papers including its recommendations, provides written analysis, and represents the refugee protection sector in policy processes and policy debates. It works on the Common European Asylum System and EU external policies, including the Accession process, development assistance, foreign policy, and the external impact of internal EU asylum policy (e.g. agreements with countries of origin). In addition ECRE has developed extensive expertise in the situation of refugee children (including the unaccompanied). ECRE’s work on the rights of refugee children webpage serves as a hub providing a central online reference point for collection of project information & deliverables related to children from across the membership and information on EU policy.

Communication

ECRE is an established source for journalists. It is regularly quoted in major media outlets and has a large following on social media. In 2014, ECRE conducted its first pan-European media campaign asking for safe and legal access for Syrian refugees.

Member Organisations[edit]

List of ECRE member organisations and associate members organisations in alphabetical order.[1]

ACCEM Spain http://www.accem.es/
aditus Malta http://aditus.org.mt/
Aitima Greece http://aitima.gr/
Amnesty International - EU Office International Network http://www.amnesty.eu/
Amnesty International Sweden Sweden http://www.amnesty.se/
Arbeiterwohlfahrt Germany http://www.awo.org/
ASGI Italy http://www.asgi.it/
Asilo in Europa italy http://www.asiloineuropa.it/
Asylkoordination Österreich Austria http://www.asyl.at/
Asylum Protection Center Serbia http://www.apc-cza.org/
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights Serbia http://www.bgcentar.org.rs/
British Red Cross United Kingdom http://www.redcross.org.uk/
British Refugee Council United Kingdom https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Bulgaria http://www.bghelsinki.org/
Bulgarian Red Cross Bulgaria http://www.redcross.bg
Caritas Europa International Network http://www.caritas.eu/
Caritas Luxembourg Luxembourg http://www.caritas.lu/
Caritas Sweden Sweden http://www.caritas.se/
CCME-CEC International Network http://www.ccme.be/
CEAR Spain http://www.cear.es/
Centre for Peace Studies Croatia http://www.cms.hr/
Civil Rights Program Kosovo Kosovo http://www.crpkosovo.org/
Croatian Law Centre Croatia http://www.hpc.hr/
Danish Refugee Council Denmark https://drc.dk/
Diaconia Germany Germany http://www.diakonie.de/
Diakonie Refugee Service Austria http://www.diakonie.at
Dutch Council for Refugees The Netherlands http://www.vluchtelingenwerk.nl/
Estonian Refugee Council Estonia http://www.pagulasabi.ee/
Finnish Red Cross Finland https://www.redcross.fi/
Finnish Refugee Advice Centre Finland http://www.pakolaisneuvonta.fi/
Flemish Refugee Action Belgium http://www.cbar-bchv.be/
Forum Réfugiés-Cosi France http://www.forumrefugies.org/
France Terre d'Asile France http://www.france-terre-asile.org/
Future Worlds Center Cyprus http://www.futureworldscenter.org/
German Red Cross Germany https://www.drk.de/
Greek Council for Refugees Greece http://www.gcr.gr/
Grupa 484 Serbia http://grupa484.org.rs/
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Ukraine http://www.hias.org/
Hungarian Helsinki Committee Hungary http://www.helsinki.hu/
ICMC International Network http://www.icmc.net/
ICORN Norway http://www.icorn.org/
ILPA United Kingdom http://www.ilpa.org.uk/
International Eurasia Press Fund Azerbaijan http://www.iepf-ngo.org/
IRCT International Network http://www.irct.org/
Irish Refugee Council Ireland http://www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/
Italian Council for Refugees Italy http://www.cir-onlus.org/
Jesuit Refugee Service - Europe International Network http://www.jrseurope.org/
Jesuit Refugee Service Malta Malta http://www.jrsmalta.org/
Lithuanian Red Cross Lithuania http://www.redcross.lt/
Macedonian Young Lawyers’ Association The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia http://www.myla.org.mk/
Menedék Hungary http://menedek.hu/
Migrants Resource Centre United Kingdom http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/
NOAS Norway http://www.noas.org/
Norwegian Refugee Council Norway http://www.nrc.no/
OPU Czech Republic http://www.opu.cz/
Oxfam Italia Intercultura Italy http://www.oxfamitalia.org/
Pharos The Netherlands http://www.pharos.nl/
PIC - Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs Slovenia http://pic.si/
Portuguese Refugee Council Portugal http://www.cpr.pt/
Pro Asyl Germany https://www.proasyl.de/
Red Cross EU international Network https://redcross.eu/
Red Cross Iceland Iceland https://www.raudikrossinn.is/
Refugee Action United Kingdom http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/
Refugee Rights Turkey Turkey http://mhd.org.tr/
Rescate Spain http://www.ongrescate.org/
Romanian National Council for Refugees Romania http://cnrr.ro/
Scottish Refugee Council United Kingdom http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/
Serbian Red Cross Serbia http://www.redcross.org.rs/
Solidarity Now Greece http://www.solidaritynow.org/en/
SOS Children's Villages International Network http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
Spanish Red Cross Spain http://www.cruzroja.es/
STAR (Student Action for Refugees) United Kingdom http://www.star-network.org.uk/
Swedish Red Cross Sweden http://www.redcross.se/
Swedish Refugee Advice Centre Sweden http://sweref.org/
The Centre for Refugee Support Belarus http://refugee.by/index.php/en/
UAF The Netherlands http://www.uaf.nl/
United Nations Association of Georgia Georgia http://www.una.ge/
Vaša prava BiH Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.vasaprava.org/
Verein Projekt Integrationshaus Austria http://www.integrationshaus.at/
CEPAIM Spain www.cepaim.org
Caritas Germany Germany http://www.caritas-germany.org/
Asam Turkey http://en.sgdd.info/
Der Partitätische Gesamtverband Germany http://www.der-paritaetische.de/
International Rescue Committee International Network http://www.rescue.org/
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Poland http://www.hfhr.pl/
Island Panorama Centre Iceland http://www.islandpanorama.com/
Memorial Human Rights Centre Russian Federation http://www.memo.ru/
MOSAICO – Action for Refugees Italy http://www.mosaicorefugees.org/
Mülteci-Der Turkey http://www.multeci.org.tr/
Slovak Humanitarian Council Slovakia http://www.shr.sk/
Solentra Belgium http://www.solentra.be/
Swiss Refugee Council Switzerland https://www.refugeecouncil.ch/
Passerell Luxembourg https://www.passerell.lu
Refugee Rights Association Cyprus https://www.mhdkibris.org
The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups Sweden https://www.farr.se

ECRE organisational platforms and outlets:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Membership Agency Contact List". ECRE. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 

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