This year, the NGO Issues Without Borders (IWB) will launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) with their project IWB for Refugees, in which they want to put policy items on the agenda of the European Commission by submitting a fixed number of signatures.
More specifically, it concerns a request to the Commission to give priority to the reform of asylum legislation and to promote a positive image of refugees by declaring 2022 “The EU Year of Asylum”.
The vision of IWB is an EU in which refugees and migrants are treated with respect and solidarity. They aim to achieve this by fighting misinformation and advocating for policy change. However, they cannot achieve this goal alone and need the support of organisations that agree with their vision and case.
For more information on how such an ECI works, click here.
For more information on IWB for Refugees and updates on the ECI this year, click here.