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.
Asylum and integration policies
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).
Centre for Peace Studies is providing legal aid for asylum seekers, persons with international protection and foreigners in the matters of asylum and status.
Together with a number of NGOs such as Human Rights Watch, Are You Syrious / Centre for Peace Studies, and Amnesty International, the Border Violence Monitoring Network has been working to document illegal pushbacks and police violence along the EU’s external borders in the Western Balkans since the formal closure of the route in 2017. While the existence of systematic illegal pushbacks along the Croatian and Hungarian borders with Serbia and Bosnia is evidenced extensively, this report focuses on the increasing violence that is applied to refugees and migrants under the framework of the Croatian case.
This publication has been jointly produced by Centre for Peace Studies, Border Violence Monitoring Network, Are You Syrious, Asylum Protection Centre and No Name Kitchen, who provide support to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and have collected substantial evidence of abuses perpetrated by the Croatian authorities against people trying to enter the European Union, including their unlawful and violent return to non-EU countries Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
We are bringing you news from our activities on Boosting Entrepreneurial Skills as Tool of integration of migrants to labour market. The past few months have been busy for us, and we are preparing many exciting activities for the beginning of 2020!