We stand in favour of dignified and equitable legislative praxis on the European level to assure that forcibly displaced people will have the right protection and inclusion in our society.
In JRS, advocacy involves empowering forcibly displaced people to claim the rights to which they are entitled, and assisting them in exercising those rights. This involves promoting the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people, lobbying for governmental and institutional action to address root causes of forced displacement, and working towards sustainable and durable solutions. Advocacy also includes activities to enhance public perception of refugees and forcibly displaced persons, and their integration.
All European JRS Offices strive toward these goals and work together to identify major problems for refugees in Europe. Using our joint knowledge and experience, we directly advocate on behalf of refugees to the national representatives in EU institutions.
JRS advocacy builds upon the efforts of many groups to advocate for forcibly displaced people, including JRS team workers and others who serve refugees; academics; human rights advocates; the public who support our work; and, in some instances, government and UN officials. We share the common hope that all those who have been forced to flee may regain the opportunity to live in freedom and with dignity.