Call for a Coalition of Willing EU Countries to Relocate Refugees Now
On the occasion of the European Council meeting on 24-25 June

asylkoordination österreich als Unterzeichnerin
The undersigned organisations thank Portugal for its commitment to refugee protection and its engagement in responsibility-sharing mechanisms in Europe over the past years. While the New Pact on Migration and Asylum is being negotiated, human rights continue to be violated at European borders and lives put on hold. In light of your Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the upcoming Council meeting on 24-25 June, we call on you to bring together a coalition of willing Member States to initiate a concerted effort around relocation, starting with 5,000 vulnerable people from Greece. Amid the continued negotiations and disagreements on the proposals in the New Pact, Member States must and can take concrete action now for the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in frontline countries and show what a functioning solidarity-based European Asylum and Migration policy looks like in practice.

WEBDESIGN Christof Schlegel / PROGRAMMIERUNG a+o / FOTOS Mafalda Rakoš