Democracy and participation, Migration

Migration in Europe


Who is behind this?

Matt Davis

Contra Nocendi International


Who is joining forces?

Berlin Forum on Global Politics


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The project will deliver dynamic tools for understanding the key factors behind the recent migrant influx in Europe and to facilitate discussion in Europe, aided by these tools, with the aim of a more informed perspective and in-depth understanding to facilitate constructive dialogue and networking for concerted action.

Where will your idea take place?

Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

The urgent need for accessible and objective information about the causes of the migrant influx into Europe as well as the equally urgent need to broaden its discussion with a clear understanding of the relevant policies and laws. This will help address misrepresentations and misconceptions about why there is such an influx, what are migrants’ motivations, what makes a person a refugee - an issue that is often not fully understood- and what rights are available to migrants and refugees.

What is your impact?

To provide the public, civil society and decision-makers with objective and easily accessible information about what causes migrants to leave their countries of origin as well as about the rights that migration and refugee policies should taken into account. This project will facilitate the broadening of a more informed perspective on the issue of migration and support the freedom of information and the free flow of information which are key aspects of the fundamental principles of the EU.

How do you get there?

First, by providing objective and easily accessible information from a variety of sources, by producing topical and original research, by providing a summary of already published materials and active fora to allow interested parties to explore and act upon the topic further. Second, by holding events in Berlin and Paris that aim at facilitating discussion and providing networks for concerted European actions.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

We do this for civil society and for decision-makers within Europe, as well as for members of the public that are interested in the migration influx into Europe, and those who have attempted or contemplating seeking asylum with Europe.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Our contribution is unique because it: 1) explores and explains the human rights situations in the migrants’ countries of origin, clarifying why they decide to leave their countries and come to Europe; also, because it: 2) provides understanding about the global politics of the refugee crisis as well as the obligations of EU Member States under EU law, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Refugee convention and other applicable sources of international human rights law.

€ 45000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 45000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Funding will help to cover website design and hosting expenses, conference venue costs, staffing and research expenses, promotional materials, online-streaming of events, and participation support for event panelists.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We very much encourage comments and feedback etc. Additionally we would like to use this space to recognise the rights holder of the photo used, Bengin Ahmed. Photo is used for non-profit purposes.



Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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