European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
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The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) is an alliance of 107 NGOs across 40 European countries. ECRE’s mission is to protect and advance the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and other forcibly displaced persons in Europe and in Europe’s external policies. Its diverse membership ranges from large INGOs with global presence to small organisations of dedicated activists. Members’ work covers the full circle of displacement from zones of conflict, to the dangerous routes and arrival in Europe, to long-term inclusion in European societies, with their activities including humanitarian relief, social service provision, legal assistance, litigation, monitoring policy and law, advocacy and campaigning. ECRE’s secretariat in Brussels works in three areas:

  1. Legal support and litigation at national, European and international level;
  2. Advocacy on the Common European Asylum Policy, return, refugee inclusion, external migration policy, resettlement and other safe and legal routes for refugees and EU funding on asylum and migration and
  3. Communications.



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