Criminalisation of migration and solidarity

Campaigns and support for those affected

We work across Europe with people affected (e.g. #Samos2, Iuventa Crew) and support them in networking with relevant actors, during their trial, fundraising and campaign work.

The focus of our work is on supporting people from third countries, often refugees themselves, who usually have no or very limited financial resources and support structures in Europe and receive little public attention. This is done in close cooperation with local NGOs such as Porco Rosso in Sicily, the Human Rights Legal Project (Samos), the Legal Centre Lesvos and Equal Rights Beyond Borders in Greece.

Since November 2019, our work is supported by a solidarity fund established for this purpose especially, which was created thanks to the donation of the book proceeds of "Action not Hope" by Sea-Watch captain Carola Rackete & Anne Weiss. After we have already supported numerous cases, the money is unfortunately already coming to an end. You can donate to our anti-criminalisation work on our project on betterplace "United against the criminalisation of flight and migration!".

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Research & documentation

We do research and document both political events and developments, as well as cases of criminalisation and prepare them in the form of reports, analyses and info materials.

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Outreach and awareness campaigns

Through public events, actions and campaigns, we inform and sensitize a broad public about the increasing criminalization, the associated practices and their effects and organize resistance.

 

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Current projects

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Migrants in Sicily - the monitoring project of Borderline Sicilia Onlus and borderline-europe


Since 2011, monitoring and observation of the situation, but also advocacy has been one of the core tasks of our sister association Borderline Sicilia Onlus. Arrivals, the situation of the centres, access to the asylum procedure are just some of the areas on which reports are published in three languages.

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Situation of refugees and migrants in Italy

Here you can find our bi-weekly Update on the situation in Italy "Scirocco - News in Brief" and further information on the situation of refugees and migrants in Italy.

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Criminalization of Migration & Solidarity in Italy

In the course of the collective attempt to shut down its borders, the EU uses numerous means of deterrence to prevent people from seeking safety in Europe. The criminalisation of people on the move and those who are in solidarity with them has been a widespread strategy for years. In Italy, too, people are prosecuted under the charge of "aiding and abetting unauthorised entry".

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Central Mediterranean Info 2.0

borderline-europe started in March 2019 to put together information about the situation in the Central Mediterranean Sea for internal research reasons. In 2021 we decided to publish parts of the data via Social Media and on our website.

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Criminalisation of migration and solidarity

Migration and solidarity with people on the move is being increasingly criminalised. Resisting this criminalisation is a central part of our work. We research and document socio-political developments and cases of criminalisation. In doing so, we provide concrete support for those affected and inform and sensitize a broad public in the form of information materials, public events and campaigns.

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EU-Pact on Migration

Since March 2021, borderline-europe has been coordinating a project on the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum within the framework of the "Europe for Citizens" program. A total of six partner organizations are addressing the Pact regarding various focal topics.

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