Association Pro Refugiu is a Romanian non-governmental organization with office in Bucharest city, focused on the protection of the rights of victims of crimes, asylum seekers, refugees. The organization was founded in 2011. Association Pro Refugiu has strong expertize in the implementation of transnational projects focused on improving the assistance services for the target groups, trainings for legal-social-health professionals, studies & research on migration and human trafficking phenomenon. The organization cooperates with institutions and NGOs from Romania and from other EU Member States. Association Pro Refugiu is member of several network: EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Network(FRANET), Global Alliance against Traffic in Women.
Center for the Study of Democracy was founded in late 1989 and it is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent
organization fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society.
Its objectives are: to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for meeting new challenges and successful development in Europe, especially in the area of justice and home affairs; to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and
economic practice; to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional reform process. CSD has continuously pioneered in areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, bringing cutting-edge solutions to transition problems as a way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice.
Centre for European Constitutional Law is a public benefit institution and research centre, founded in 1995 and based in Athens. The Centre’s objective is to contribute to the development of democratic institutions, to welfare state under the rule of law and to strengthen international cooperation with respect for the cultural identity of each state. Three specialised units operate within the structure of the Centre: Unit for Better Regulation; Educational Policy Unit and Social Policy Unit. The Centre has implemented institutional and capacity building projects in more than 25 countries, mainly in the areas of judicial reform, human rights and administrative reform; it is the national focal point for the European Network of Fundamental Rights (FRANET) of the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights-FRA; it enjoys special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations; it participates in the activities of international organisations with Observer Status; it is a mandated body for the implementation of Twinning projects between national administrations; it coordinates the “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change Research Group” of the International Association of Constitutional Law and operates the blog http://constitutional-change.com/ and it is ISO 9001:2008 certified for the services it offers.
Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights was founded in 2014 and it is a network of civil society organizations that protect and expand the rights and liberties of all, through a combination of advocacy, public education and legal action.
CILD’s mission includes the fight against racism and xenophobia, as well as against every form of discrimination based on sexuality or gender; a change of perspective on immigration; the construction of a penal and penitentiary system that is more respectful of rights; the fostering of the necessary shift towards a public system that is transparent, respectful of privacy and not obsessed with mass surveillance.
The many organizations that have given life to the Coalition are united in enriching this vision of an open society and one that is more respectful of the rights of all: CILD’s goal is to increase knowledge, civil identity and awareness of everyone’s rights.
Verein für internationale Jugendarbeit e.V. (Association for International Youth Work) The association was initially founded in 1877 in Geneva. The objective of the founders, i.e. caring for young women migrating and protecting them from trafficking and exploitation, still holds today. The association activities include supporting migrants, mainly women, and young people, between leaving school and starting a career, and giving them assistance. The organization is a faith-based non-profit association and affiliated to Diakonie Germany (a professional charitable service of the Protestant Church Germany) and is member of the Young Women´s Christian Association YWCA. vij has several sections in Germany. Vij Wuerttemberg (south-west Germany, residence in Stuttgart) comprises different desks: Counselling and assistance for newly arriving migrants in Germany; Centre for Integration (ZI) with German classes, integration classes and courses for professional qualification; Residential home for German and international students and International youth club ; FIZ – Fraueninformationszentrum (counselling centre for migrant women); Assistance services. Within Vij Wuerttemberg, FIZ is a counselling centre that gives advocacy and support for migrant women and victims of human trafficking. The focus is on women who have been trafficked to Germany and who have been sexually and/or financially exploited and on women who suffer violence at the hands of their husbands, partners or employers, also women who are exploited in domestic work, especially in caring for elderly. Since 2016, the organization is also counselling refugee women who seek asylum and who have gender specific reasons like FGM, forced marriage or human trafficking. FIZ supports women in developing and realizing their individual perspectives and life strategies, in finding their strengths and their ability to make decisions and act, so that they can regain control of their lives.