This webinar will consider the progress made in advancing the rights of stateless refugees & migrants in Europe and discuss next steps. As the EU grapples with the implications of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, it will consider its impact on stateless refugees and migrants.

The #StatelessJourneys campaign highlighted why identifying statelessness is critical to determining international protection needs and protecting fundamental rights, including the rights of children. Whilst the Pact raises significant concerns about the EU’s approach to migration and asylum more broadly, it is welcome that the calls for improved identification of statelessness were heard by policymakers and incorporated in the adopted instruments. These new provisions now need to be implemented so statelessness is identified, and stateless people’s rights are respected in EU asylum systems.

The webinar will hear from some of those involved in the project about what they have been doing and what they think is needed to build on the significant momentum we have achieved. We need to find ways to ensure that refugee response actors:

  • Continue developing and using necessary tools and knowledge to act on recent policy changes
  • Monitor and hold those in power to account on their implementation
  • Continue to ensure that people affected by statelessness are not forgotten in ongoing much-needed efforts to uphold the fundamental rights of refugees and migrants in Europe.