Continuing its interest in the self-mobilization of exiles and protests in their camps, Migreurop is participating in international observations of the Moria trial in which 35 people are being prosecuted as a result of their protesting against the inhuman conditions of their detention. With its experience of observing legal processes, the Migreurop network, which favours the closure of all camps for foreigners, is present at this trial, which symbolizes the unjust migration policies adopted (...)
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14 stages for the MBB Exhibition in Europe and beyond!
MBB is an educational, interactive and multimedia tool. Designed by the collective of artists Étrange Miroir and inaugurated in Brussels in 2015, it aims to share the knowledge accumulated by the Migreurop network over the last 10 years on obstacles, injustices and migrants’ rights violations in transit countries, at the borders of European Union and in Europe itself.
Created from the analyses and campaigns carried out by Migreurop (Open Access Now, Close the camps and Frontexit), the (...)
London launch of the report Migrant Detention in the European Union: A Thriving Business Outsourcing and privatization of migrant detention
6pm, Tuesday 28th March at Praxis, Pott Street, London E2 0EF
In the UK, corporations like G4S, Serco, Mitie and Capita make millions locking up migrants in privately run detention centres. Many other less known companies also jostle for contracts in the detention industry, for example providing healthcare, cleaning or construction services. Britain is a pioneer in detention outsourcing, hurtling towards the model of the massive US private prison industry.
But detention outsourcing is also taking off across Europe. This meeting will present a new (...)
Open letter to the President of the French Republic on the reception of refugees and migrants in France and in Europe
Paris, 10 September 2015
Dear Mr President,
Last Monday, you gave a press conference in which you made a number of statements in relation to migration and asylum, setting out the position to be adopted by France at the forthcoming meeting of EU ministers of the Interior on 14 September in Brussels.
We note that both the tone and the substance of your speech contrast sharply with the position advocated by France last summer. The tragic events which have occurred since seem to have finally (...)
Moving Beyond Borders: launch of the exhibition
From June 13th to June 19th, 2015, at the Centre Culturel Jacques Franck (St Gilles, Brussels)
Travelling to discover the world, in search of a better way of life, to join one’s relatives, or seeking freedom… just some of the reasons that drive men, women and children to migrate. These unbelievable journeys across borders, or to join resistance movements in an effort to avoid further detention, are some of the daily realities that face many migrants.
Just as the Frontrex Agency, symbol of the implementation of a security-based migration policy, celebrates its 10th anniversary, the (...)