european churches responding to migration 2010 aims for:european churches responding to migration 2010 aims for:

  • visibility of the churches' commitment to strangers responding to the message of the Bible
  • promotion of an inclusive policy at European and national level for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups

Key aims:Key aims:

 

POLITICAL LEVEL:

right to a long term residence status after five years of legal stay, irrespective of the reasons of stay

 

through:

  • strengthening the rights of migrants
  • effective programmes welcoming migrants and refugees
  • enhance encounter and participation
  •  combating exclusion and unemployment
  • monitoring and improvement of detention conditions
  • refugee protection
  • studying and researching national rules for legal rights of migrants
  • advocating for the rights as contained in the international Convention on the Rights of all Migrant workers and the members of their families

 

 

CHURCH LEVEL:

visibility of churches’ engagement for inclusive communities and societies and work for and with migrants

 

through:

  • Being Church together - uniting in diversity
  • welcoming strangers in our communities and churches
  • diaconical assistance and support for migrants and refugees
  • enhance participation of migrants in communities
  • exchange and support for migrant churches in the local area