We are working everyday on the ground to provide information to people fleeing conflict in the Middle East.
In collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency, Asylum Links EU empowers refugees in Greece through access to reliable, up-to-date asylum information so they can better defend their rights. We are also providing signposts to help people access the medical and housing services available to them.
We distribute a range of up-to-date information to refugees in camps and living in urban centres. We hold information drop-in clinics, link refugees to services and conduct research to provide information, both requested by refugees and provided by official sources, about asylum choices in Europe.
Why is this project so important?
The extent to which people are aware of their rights and the services available to them plays a big factor in whether such rights and provisions are ultimately provided. We provide up to date information to inform choices, and we work to understand the information refugees and asylum seekers want to know but cannot access.
Refugees and asylum seekers entering the EU will often have clear ideas about where they want to go next. However, these ideas will often be based on misleading or incorrect information. In the current European political climate, attitudes towards refugees and migrants, and the options available to them, are evolving constantly. This makes it extremely difficult to access up-to-date, reliable information on which to base important decisions about their futures.
We proactively research the processes and procedures taking place on the ground, making use of internet resources and a network of caseworkers operating across Europe. We are continually compiling and distributing existing documentation/guidance; producing template information sheets that can be adapted to reflect up to date, accurate information in line with the ever changing situation on the ground.
For more information about who we are, what we've been doing so far, and what we plan on doing next, please see the pinned update posts to the right of the page. We also invite you to watch the short video, introducing our project, above.