The Right to Have Rights

Stateless in the European Union

The European Union is home to 399, 283 people that are “determined stateless or of undetermined nationality.”¹ Many have been born in Europe or have lived there their entire lives, being deprived of an equal right to nationality based on political events or bureaucratic inadequacies beyond own control. The number is likely an underestimate, as stateless people are difficult to account.

This website is run by stateless people for stateless people, dedicated to giving voice of our views, stories, and dreams of equal human rights. We live in Europe’s shadows, without equal access to political rights, freedom of movement, education, employment, privacy, and other basic rights. We seek to raise awareness about statelessness, clear up misconceptions therein, and empower stateless people as participants rather than mere objects of discussion.

Update Notes

We are currently looking to expand our membership core, searching for those who can actively engage in the network’s goals of outreach, fundraising and organizational development. 

Apatride met with NANSEN, an organization that specializes in assisting the stateless, refugees, and asylum seekers. The meeting focused on discussing our future cooperation.  (02/02/2021)

As part of the efforts on raising awareness about statelessness, Apatride presented a lecture for the DAE Lecture Committee on the topic of statelessness in the European Union. (21/06/2021)

Apatride members met to discuss ongoing progress of the network. The focus of the meeting was on long-term plans to register the network as a non-profit. (27/03/2021)