During 8th Solidarity march, Antifascist Network of Zagreb and "Welcome!" Initiative - together with 700 citizens - have asked EU governments and institutions to show humanity and solidarity with migrants.
Asylum and integration policies
Migrations caused by war, poverty, violence and other injustices have become part of our everyday lives. For years now, the European Union’s response to this migration phenomena has been to shut down its borders in order to reestablish Fortress Europe.
Position for the la Valletta Summit: A dialogue between African and EU countries or a monologue of the EU?
This Shadow Position was prepared by experts on asylum issues, human rights and peace-building policies of the „Welcome“ Initiative, coordinated by the Centre for Peace Studies. The Position refers to the upcoming „Conference on Migrations“, which is to be held on November 11 and 12 in Malta.
Croatian Initiative „Welcome!“ that brings together over 60 associations, together with Slovenian and Hungarian activists, submitted a letter to the Government of Republic of Croatia and the Government of Republic of Slovenia on the eve of the emergency meeting of the leaders of European states to take place on Sunday, October 25th.Civil society organisations in the region consider this meeting critical for the prevention of human tragedies that are escalating due to political frictions and lack of coordination among neighbouring countries on the so-called Balkan route.
The "Welcome" Initiative for refugees support, one month after the humanitarian crisis in Croatia started and almost 200.000 refugees entered the country, is organizing a discussion with activists and volunteers from Serbia and Slovenia "One Month of Humanitarian Crisis in Croatia" on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Zelena akcija premises (Frankopanska 1, Zagreb).
“Welcome” Initiative strongly condemns the shutting down of Hungarian border for refugees. The shutting down of the border and the putting up of additional obstacles in front of people who are forced to leave their homes only contributes to the escalation of the humanitarian crisis.
Initiative "Welcome" sent an Open Letter to the President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović.
This National shadow observation has been prepared by experts for asylum policies, human rights and peace-building policies, gathered in the Initiative “Welcome”, which is coordinated by the Centre for Peace Studies and it’s related to upcoming Conference about East Mediterranean and Balkan routes which will be held on 8th of October in Luxembourg.
It has been 10 days since the refugees started arriving in large numbers to Croatia and a large number of volunteers of the “Welcome” Initiative participates in supporting refugees on the ground, earlier in Zagreb, Bregana and Harmica, and then in Slavonia – in Strošinci, Tovarnik, Bapska and Opatovac.