The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

Network for Refugees´ rights.


CLUSTER: Network of experts

START DATE: January 1974

website

CONTACTS

http://www.ecre.org;

press@ecre.org


KEY WORDS
human rights, legal, support
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The European Council on Refugees and Exiles

whereRue Royale 146 1000 Bruxelles Belgio

who

PROMOTERS:
90 NGOs protecting and promoting the advancement of the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons including private foundations and governmental programs (primarily EU programs).

BENEFICIARIES:
Refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons.

what

BENEFICIARY NEEDS:
Beneficiaries need protection and assistance.

TYPE OF EXPERT AND NETWORK:
The network is composed by a diverse membership range, from large international NGOs with a global scope of expertise to small organisations of dedicated activists; members work on humanitarian relief, social service provision, legal assistance, litigation, monitoring policy and law, advocacy, and campaigning.

PURPOSE OF THE NETWORK:
ECRE’s work covers four main activities:
Legal support and strategic litigation, Research and documentation, Advocacy, and Communication. The network monitors and denounces human rights violations while proposing and promoting fair and effective durable resolutions.
They accomplish their mission through research, advocacy and the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

why it is
interesting

Ecre is the only network with a specific focus on refugees. It is an umbrella body of refugee assisting organisations across Europe. In its mission and work programme the organisation puts its focus on the respect of human rights of asylum seekers and refugees. ECRE coordinates relevant databases, such as the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) and the European Database on Asylum Law (EDAL). Furthermore, it is responsible for the European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA), a network of legal practitioners.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE/ORGANIZATIONS:
98 NGOs in 40 European countries