The Faces of Migration campaign challenges the existing views on migration. Hearing and understanding people’s stories allow for more complex perspectives on people’s lives and why they migrate. The aim of the campaign is to change public dialogue and policies from “us vs them” to the human beings affected by inequalities that are structural and pervasive and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an answer to create a better world for all. SDGs and Migration is a 3-year cross-sectoral project run by 7 partners from across Europe. Its aim is to promote ambitious implementation of the world’s crisis plan – the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – by and in the EU. The project looks at migration through the perspective of the SDGs by informing and raising the awareness of decision makers, journalists and the public across Europe. This project is funded by the European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme. See here for perspectives from the Faces of Migration partners on migration and related issues.
The final report of the Faces of Migration (FoM) campaign is now available "SDGs and Migration in the European Union" click here to download the report or click on the cover page of the report below.
At the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regional Forum for Sustainable Development 2022 the results of the final report on SDGs and migration were discussed a recording of the event is available below:
Diaconia ECCB – Center of Relief and DevelopmentCzechiaDiaconia Center of Relief and Development is a Czech-based nonprofit that specializes in aid, development, and social service projects across the globe. Our work is based on the principles of social justice and empowerment. We partner with small, in-country social service organizations to help them better serve their communities. We support and collaborate on long-lasting projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to address social, environmental, health, and economic issues. Each project respects the history and cultural uniqueness of our local partners and gives them agency over the process. This model allows them to develop their own strategies to alleviate poverty and injustice in all its forms.We are one of the largest organizations in the Czech Republic providing social services. We care for our clients every day in direct care in more than 130 facilities, centers and special schools. We offer social, medical, educational and pastoral care.
GCAPEuropeGlobal Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) supports people in their struggles for justice and brings individuals and organisations together to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequalities. Together, we defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice, climate justice and the security needed for the dignity and peace of all.
GCAP is a network of over 11,000 civil society organisations (CSOs) organized in 58 National Coalitions and in constituency groups of women, youth and social justice, among others.
ActionAid HellasGreeceActionAid is an independent, international organization that has been working since 1972, with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.
Through education, collective action and solidarity, ActionAid brings real change to the lives of the most marginalized people. It supports people to rely on their own power to claim a life of dignity. It helps local communities take action to hold their governments accountable, and joins forces together with local organizations to advocate against policies and practices that perpetuate poverty and social injustice.
FOCSIVItalyFOCSIV - Volontari nel mondo is the biggest Italian Federation of Christian NGOs and Volunteer sending organizations, working for the “development of all the people and the whole human person” both in the North and the South of the World.
The Federation counts at present 86 organization members, with a membership base of 5.300 people, 398 groups and over 30.000 supporters. FOCSIV deploys over 600 volunteers in 470 projects and about 3.000 cooperation workers in developing countries. Over 5.000 volunteers cooperate to carry out projects both in Italy and abroad. FOCSIV serves as secretariat of GCAP Italy.
AmbrelaSlovakiaAmbrela – Platform for Development Organisations is an umbrella organisation of 27 mostly non-governmental organisations in Slovakia which focus on development cooperation, humanitarian aid, global development education and sustainable development at home and abroad. The platform represents the common interests of its members both domestically and internationally.
PovodSloveniaPovod, Institute for culture and development of international relations in culture, is coordinating cross-sectoral initiative for Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Slovenia to monitor its implementation inside the country, to support advocacy activities of civil society and promote implementing of goals on all levels of society activities. Povod is mainly working on international development cooperation and intercultural dialogue. We are national coordinator of GCAP Slovenia and the Head of Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, which is the main platform for cooperation of civil society in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Our activities consists of local actions on national level and advocacy as well international projects globally.
Bulgarian Platform for International DevelopmentBulgariaThe Bulgarian Platform for International Development (BPID) is a network of 15 Bulgarian CSOs working in the field of development cooperation and education. BPID activities mainly focus on conducting advocacy and policy dialogue, raising social awareness and collecting and analyzing data on the topics of development cooperation, 2030 Agenda, migration, global education, etc. The organization is partnernering several international projects in line with its priorities.
Established in 2009 BPID brings together development NGOs with diverse expertise in development education, human rights, gender, minorities’ rights/education/integration, disability, children and youth, social inclusion, health. BPID is the Bulgarian national platform member of CONCORD Europe and of GCAP.
- Case Studies
- A Response of Slovak non-profits to the conflict in the Tigray Region in Ethiopia Ambrela - Ambrela - April 2022
- Sustainable Development Goals and Migration: the Italian Case - FOCSIV -May 2021
- Migration and integration from a gender perspective in Slovenia - Povod - March 2021
- Climate Migration – a new case study – Diakonie – February 2021
- News case study launch – terrorism, forced migration, and access to land between Nigeria and Cameroon - FOCSIV - February 2021
- Effective migration for sustainable development: Benefits and disadvantages for Bulgaria - BPID - January 2021
- Migration and Sustainable Development Goals - December 2020 - PBID
- The exploitation of migrants in the master gang system- December 2020 - FOCSIV
- Examples of Humanitarian Aid Projects of Slovak Organisations in Lebanon - November 2020 - Ambrela
- Activities of Slovak Development Volunteers in Places Affected by Migration - Ambrela - June 2020
- Migration and SDGs Case Analysis - BPID- February 2020
- Case Study: “What If It Were Us?” Tackling Forced Displacement Trends: Slovenia and Refugee Admissions – Povod – February 2020
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- Background Papers
- Deforestation and migration - FOCSIV - May 2022
- Advancing the Global Compact on Migration - FOCSIV - April 2022
- What is sustainable migration? - FOCSIV - March 2022
- Internal migration in Africa and sustainable development - FOCSIC - February 2022
- What happened to the new European pact on migration and asylum? - FOCSIV - December 2021
- Policy Coherence for Migration and Sustainable Development - FOCSIV August 2021
- The near future of migration and European policy - FOCSIV - May 2021
- What is sustainable migration? - FOCSIV - April 2021
- Gender mainstreaming, migration, integration and Agenda 2030 - Povod - March 2021
- The new Migration and Asylum Pact of the European Commission: contents and criticalities - FOCSIV - March 2021
- GOVERNANCE OF MIGRANT INTEGRATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: Monitoring report on progress towards the 2030 Agenda in relation to migration - Diaconia - March 2021
- Sustainable development goals and migration in Greece - Action Aid - February 2021
- Migrants and Refugees in Slovenia 2020 - Povod - February 2021
- Bulgaria and the dimensions of the economic migration - BPID - Political Document - January 2021
- Bulgaria’s long road on the implementation of SDGs – progress and challenges - January 2021 - BPID
- Covid-19 and migration in some EU member states - December 2020 - FOCSIV
- Migration from Libya - Economic and geopolitical interests at stake - December 2020 - FOCSIV
- Migration and Development - Focsiv - May 2020
- Development Cooperation and its Impact on Migration Flows - Ambrela - April 2020
- Migration in Third Countries - the Jordanian case - Focsiv - 19.03.2020
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- Open Letters
- International experts will seek innovative solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine at the Ambrela Development Forum in Bratislava - Ambrela - May 2022
- Campaign Faces of Migration joins the petition Bosnia: This inhuman chess game must stop! - Petition - January 2021
- Open letter to International Maritime Organization (IMO) : Deregister the Libyan SAR zone - July 2020 - FOM
- Evacuate refugee camps to prevent a catastrophe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - March 2020
- Open Letter to EU Leadership on the Alarming Situation of Refugees at the Turkish – Greek border - Protect our laws and humanity! - March 2020
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- Policy Papers
- On Development and humanitarian activities of the Slovak Republic in the Middle East in response to the Syrian crisis - Ambrela - March 2022
- On Challenges of Slovak nonprofits in Providing Humanitarian Aid in the Middle East Region - Ambrela - March 2022
- Motivations and Contributions of Development Organizations to Meeting the Global Goals through International Volunteering - Ambrela - February 2022
- Development and humanitarian activities of the Slovak Republic in the Middle East in response to the Syrian crisis - Ambrela - February 2022
- The impact of climate crisis on the movement of populations - ActionAid Hellas - October 2021
- What is the policy coherence between climate change and migration? - FOCSIV - May 2021
- Setting the highest standards for Global Europe Implementation – Policy paper on EU ODA, migration and Global Europe
- Gender-responsive implementation of Agenda 2030, for gender equality in migration and integration - Povod - March 2021
- Progress towards SDGs in relation to migration in the Czech Republic Policy Brief - Diaconia - March 2021
- The link between the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Bulgaria and migration - BPID - February 2021
- Sustainable Development Goals and Migration in Greece - January 2021 - ActionAid Hellas
- Migration through the lens of gender - November 2020 - ActionAid Hellas
- From global to local: Migration as an opportunity for sustainable cities and communities - November 2020 - ActionAid Hellas
- How to help Syria recover - Diaconia - February 2020
- Policy-brief-Forced_migration - Povod
- SDGs and Migration - BPID - February 2020
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- Little Things #FacesOfMigration - FOCSIV - October 2021
- Video “Forefather Čech” - Diakonia - September 2021
- FOCSIV video on climate and migration on RaiPlay - FOCSIV - April 2021
- Two journeys of Migration: “Migration is a natural human activity, but hate is not! Choose love” - Povod - April 2021
- A MYSTERY SOLVING GAME - for your phone! - March 2021
- Feel the heat? New video spot from Diakonia - March 2021
- Tolerance Is Fair Play - Ambrela - February 2021
- Ambrela’s video shows how different cultures can bring some spice to our lives - Ambrela - February 2021
- Diasporas and new generations for the recovery and sustainable development - FOCSIV & GCAP Italy - February 2021
- Violence and Harassment in the World of Work - ActionAid Hellas - February 2020
- #FacesofMigration – When did we become foreigners? - Diakonia - February 2020
- Leave No One Behind Video | International Migrants Day 2020 - ActionAid - December 2020
- Migrants and Gangmasters: A video story on migration and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - FOCSIV - January 2020
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