Center for Peace Studies, together with the other partners from the European Union project "STIRE:SUPPORTING THE INTEGRATION OF THE RESETTLED", published the Community guide for volunteering, where old and new members of the society can read more about volunteering in Croatia.
Asylum and integration policies
The Centre for Peace Studies (CMS) has launched a campaign called #ovdježivimo (#welivehere) within Refugee Weeks in Croatia to share the stories of refugees who have found their new home in Croatia about their integration in the new environment.
Impact Hub Zagreb and the Centre for Peace Studies - Centar za mirovne studije, for the Refugees' weeks, on Friday 19 June from 10 to 12 are organizing an online "BEST Roundtable - Creative Collaborative Opportunities" on the topic of encouraging entrepreneurial skills as a tool for integrating migrants into the labour market and with the aim of creating synergies with external partners and stakeholders.
Today, Centre for Peace Studies filed a criminal complaint to the State Attorney's Office in Zagreb against the unknown perpetrators police officers based on a reasonable doubt of degrading treatment and torture of 33 people and their violent, illegal expulsion from the territory of the Republic of Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
This morning, the Centre for Peace Studies and the Welcome! Initiative presented to the Government the “Report on violent and illegal expulsions of children and unaccompanied children” where the activists collected testimonies of children who sought protection from Croatia, but Croatia answered with violence.
CPS and Welcome Initiative: "We ask for humanity, not torture! We ask for investigations, not denial!"
This morning, Centre for Peace Studies and the Welcome! Initiative organized a street action in front of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) building. Activists requested to the responsible institution to initiate effective investigations, instead of denying violence against refugees.
Five people, five life stories, one goal.
As in many other countries, Croatia has implemented measures to reduce the impact of the Corona virus (covid-19) epidemic. At the STIRE webpage you can find some useful links which offer advice on how to protect yourself and which regulations are taken in Croatia. Moreover, you can find contacts services and support that you could need as a foreigner in Croatia: medical help, psychosocial support, legal information.
We call for humane, sustainable solutions and clear distribution of responsibilities within the EU member states
Ahead of the informal meeting of European Foreign Affairs Ministers, Centre for Peace Studies, Are You Syrious, Welcome Initiative and Forum 2020 warned that the EU has to urgently adopt sustainable and humane solutions for the humanitarian crisis at the Greece-Turkey land border, as well as on Greek islands and other external borders of the EU. A banner with the message “For Open Europe” was displayed at the press conference.
Open letter to Prime Minister Plenković from the Centre for Peace Studies and Are You Syrious on behalf of Forum 2020
The NGOs Centre for Peace Studies and Are You Syrious, sent an open letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, on behalf of Forum2020, asking him to push for a reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).