Crucial talk

Crucial talk: How can we reclaim our right to defend migrant rights? Challenges faced by activists and how to overcome them

Date and time: 23 February 4:00 pm CET Stockholm time (90 min)
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Speaker / organizer: Waltraud Heller, FRA (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights), Teresa Fernández Paredes, OMCT (World Organisation against Torture), Anouk Van Gestel (activist in Belgium), Artur Kula (activist at Polish-Belarusian border)
Type: Crucial Talk
About: Attacks on organizations and activists working to defend migrants’ rights have increased in Europe. Together with overall civic space challenges, this puts pressure on organisations and individuals who provide assistance to migrants and refugees and defend their rights, both at borders and within Europe. This session will explore the main challenges that activists are facing, and discuss examples and strategies on how to address these and protect civic space.
Language:  English
More information: Read more on website: Civic space | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (, Europe: New report highlights increased criminalisation… | OMCT