Strengthening alliances toward Social Justice, Migrant & Refugee Rights, and Solidarity in the EU, September 2016

From the 23rd to 25th September 2016, various organizations from 16 different countries came together in Amsterdam – at the International Institute for Research and Education – in order to share experiences in working for migrants and refugees, especially in the context of the restrictive governmental approaches. We have reached out to diverse experts from the field of migration, anti-racism and islamophobia – amongst our speakers were Dr. Ineke Van der Valk, Monami Maulik, Brid Brennan, Patrick Taran, Don Flynn and Colin Rajah. However, every single participant had his/her say in the event and we are glad that all of us could expand our view of the situation. By forming a new kind of alliance, we were able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of our efforts up to now.  Our respective organizations are growing stronger and our voice will be even louder! The TMP Alliance is a collective of more than 60 different organizations. As European Alliance, we call on governments and citizens to promote solidarity and a sense of co-responsibility when it comes to the structuring and construction of democratic societies. This goes hand in hand with a zero tolerance policy of racism and discrimination. From now on, we will converge our movements to increase our impact on a European level. Migrant Rights are Human Rights! Transnational Migrant Platform  –  @TMPEurope –  www.transnationalmigrantplatform.net