Vrouweneetcafe, 28 juli 13.30u, Amsterdam

Het vrouweneetcafé geeft aan vrouwen met een verblijfsvergunning de mogelijkheid om een bijzondere groep vrouwen te leren kennen en solidariteit met hen te tonen. Deze keer is het weer een lunch vanaf 13.30 uur. We horen het graag als je van plan bent te komen.

Adres: 'de Peper', Overtoom 301, in Amsterdam (tram 1, halte j. P. Heijestraat).
Contact via Steungroep Vrouwen Zonder Verblijfsvergunning:

Statelessness Summer Course 30 July - 3 August 2018, Tilburg University

The Course looks at statelessness globally, and draws participants from all regions of the world. This year, the Course will start by offering a reflection on the history and concepts of nationality and statelessness, before moving on to deal with a wide array of legal and policy issues associated with statelessness today. The Course addresses the status of stateless persons, their human rights and right to international protection. Info here

Wake Detentiecentrum Zeist: 5aug, 16.30 uur

Uit protest tegen de detentie van vreemdelingen waken wij elke eerste zondag van de maand.

De Raden van Kerken van Zeist en Soest protesteren al meer dan elf jaar tegen het opsluiten van mensen zonder strafblad. Nog altijd zitten in het Detentiecentrum Zeist onschuldige mensen opgesloten om uitgezet te worden, achter hoge hekken en prikkeldraad.

Locatie: het hek van het Detentiecentrum, Richelleweg 13, Soesterberg

Per auto: Afslag Soesterberg.
OV: bus 56, halte Kampweg Soesterberg, 10 min. lopen via Kampweg

Raden van kerken Zeist en Soest/Soesterberg
Informatie: 06 29025008 / 06-38795678;

Wake detentiecentrum Rotterdam, 5aug 16-17u

De wakes bij het detentiecentrum Rotterdam vinden plaats elke eerste zondag van de maand, van 16-17u.

Adres: Portelabaan 7, 3045 AT Rotterdam. Contact:

Summer course: Citizenship and Migration: Europe’s 21st Century Challenges, 6-10 aug Nijmegen

This summer course will give you new perspectives and insights into the meaning of citizenship and migration in the European Union and help you develop an understanding of relevant policies and laws affecting migrants and citizens. A background in law or social sciences is welcomed but not essential for the course.

International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights, 10-19aug Olomouc, Czech Republic

Due to ongoing wars and prolonged hostilities in several parts of the world, the number of persons seeking an international protection in the EU countries has rapidly grown, making access to asylum and a full refugee protection an important but challenging task. Based on previous success of CESI International Summer Schools in refugee protection (2012-2015) at University of Sarajevo, this year’s International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights, transferred to Palacký University Olomouc with long-standing tradition of humanitarian studies, will once again offer both general training in refugee law and a specific case-study analysis of the access to asylum and application of asylum rights in four countries of the Central and Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic.

For further information :

Waken bij de migrantengevangenis Schiphol, 12 aug 14-15.30u

Iedere tweede zondag van de maand van 14.00 tot 15.30 uur

In deze gevangenis naast de startbaan zitten veel mensen die niet in Nederland mogen (ver)blijven omdat ze niet over voldoende papieren beschikken. Met deze wakes willen we een teken van solidariteit aan de migrantengevangenen geven. Ook willen we duidelijk maken dat wij grote vragen hebben bij het opsluiten van mensen die niets misdaan hebben.

Adres: Duizendbladweg 100, 1171 VA Badhoevedorp.

Panel at Conference: Migrant Activists as Humanitarian and Political Actors, 27-29 aug, den Haag

Refugees and migrants can be seen in various ways: as citizens of geographical spaces where they have few or no formal citizenship rights, nor access to humanitarian assistance; as political actors in homeland or host-land politics; and as groups and individuals who lay claims to universal rights - as such contesting the absence of universal rights in actual political space through active resistance.

One way these engagements of refugees and migrants can be interrogated is through the concept of insurgent citizenship practices – concrete actions by those without formal citizenship rights to claim and live active citizenship in their current places of residence but also transnationally by connecting to several locations and claiming their rights across and within these locations.

We ask in what ways active contestation and resistance by migrants and refugees make them important humanitarian actors in a broader sense? How and whether do they assume - through their networks - important roles that fill a void left by a humanitarian system whose instruments have failed to address complex global mobilities? What are the gendered and generational dynamics of such engagements? The panel aims to look at those dynamics from a wider historical and comparative perspective.

International interdisciplinary Conference on immigration and social justice, 3-4sept Winchester

Understanding the crisis of forced migration means attending to questions of social justice that include conflict, economic hardship, globalisation, climate change and shifting attitudes to immigrants, nationalism and xenophobia. No one academic discipline by itself can hope to provide a definitive account of the breadth and depths of this crisis. It is for this reason the University of Winchester invites proposals for papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances from all academic disciplines to form original judgements on the nature of this crisis and what might be done to address it. The conference will be a platform for the sharing of research, evidence, ideas and insights into good practice along with advancing cross-disciplinary insights and dialogue.

Conference: Safeguarding children’s rights in immigration law, 23nov 9.30-17.30u Leiden

Millions of children are on the move worldwide. Children are fleeing conflicts and wars and move with or without their parents to attain a better future. Throughout the migration process, children find themselves in a vulnerable position. The entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has accelerated the proliferation of children’s rights worldwide. Also within immigration law, the idea that children deserve specific protection has become commonplace. However, in times of the securitization of migration control, the danger exists that the best interests of the child are not a primary consideration for governments and policy makers at international and domestic levels.

To address the challenge of safeguarding children’s rights in immigration law, we convene this conference.