Below is a list of our main initiatives along with their brief descriptions. The initiatives are in three different categories: a) ongoing, involving our staple work b) standalone initiatives big enough to have their own dedicated working groups c) brewing initiatives that are still under development.
SAF(E) is the world’s first stateless-led annual conference meant to continually raise awareness on statelessness. The forum involves leading statelessness NGOs, international organisatons, academics, activists, and people with lived experience of statelessness.
Media outreach: there are serious issues in imbalances of power in how the stateless are represented in the media. This is partly tied to how the media, on a rare ocassion when it decides to write on statelessness, selectively reaches out to the stateless. The stateless reaching out to the media should assure of better control over the statelessness content, its framing and accuracy.
Citizenship-by-investment: over a hundred countries have some form of migration-by-investment programs that open pathsways to citizenship. Seventeen countries sell citizenship outright. There needs to be more dialogue with countries that have such programmes on how to better accommodate people that need citizenship the most. This can benefit both the countries as well as the stateless.
Freedom of movement: few countries around the world have clear freedom of movement policies for the stateless. Most countries struggle to recognise that stateless people exist. We plan to advocate for better practices by promoting already good practices established by countries like Georgia.
Belarus exiles: hundreds of thousands of Belorussians now face statelessness due to new policies of the Belorussian government in regards to its exiled citizens. Some are already becoming undocumented and effectively stateless, including children. We plan to continually connect the affected to legal assistance in the EU, allowing these people access to options to their grievous circumstance.