MAKING (IN-) VISIBLE- ART REFUGE IN CALAIS, NORTHERN FRANCE


  By Miriam Usiskin and Bobby Lloyd, January 2020 “The border creates particular conditions of (in-)visibility, (in-)audibility and (dis-)appearance and in order to intervene in that context, one needs to position carefully in relation to that. Art galleries and cultural spaces more broadly offer us a chance to reflect on those aspects” Forensic Oceonography[i] Four … Continue reading MAKING (IN-) VISIBLE- ART REFUGE IN CALAIS, NORTHERN FRANCE

Ground update: On the situation in northern France


  Obstruction of access to the asylum procedure and family reunification According to NGOs operating in Calais and Grande-Synthe, there are currently approximately 600-700 displaced individuals living in makeshift outdoors settlements in Calais and around 550 in Grande-Synthe.[i] Despite a large number of prospective asylum seekers present in these locations for numerous years, individuals in … Continue reading Ground update: On the situation in northern France

“They pushed us into the mud, we were trying to lift the kids out… we didn’t know anything, it was in the middle of the night.”


By Selma Mesic This is just one of the testimonies of illegal and often violent pushbacks that Mobile Info Team collated from people that crossed the Greek/Turkish land border (largely made up of the river Evros) and published in a recent report[i]. The first-hand testimonies which have been collated by MIT confirm previous findings on … Continue reading “They pushed us into the mud, we were trying to lift the kids out… we didn’t know anything, it was in the middle of the night.”

Expert round table on displaced women and girls in northern France


On 5th December 2019, experts gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the situation of women and girls in displacement in northern France, in a high-level roundtable meeting hosted by Jackie Jones MEP, Claude Moraes MEP and Refugee Rights Europe. The meeting participants include diverse actors joining together to seek collective actions that could be … Continue reading Expert round table on displaced women and girls in northern France

PRESS RELEASE, 5 December 2019


   Spotlight in the European Parliament on displaced women and girls Today, MEPs and other experts gather in the European Parliament to discuss the situation of undocumented women in displacement in northern France, in a high-level roundtable meeting hosted by Jackie Jones MEP, Claude Moraes MEP and Refugee Rights Europe. The meeting participants include diverse … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE, 5 December 2019