How the campaign was started
Since its inception, initially as a project, the aim of the #StatelessJourneys initiative has been to generate an evidence base and tools for advocacy, capacity-building, awareness-raising and community engagement, to protect the rights of stateless refugees and prevent new cases of statelessness arising in the migration context in Europe. A further aim has been to foster new work and collaborations on this topic.
In 2017 the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) together set out to examine the relationship between statelessness and forced migration in Europe. As of June 2020, the initiative is being led by ENS through allocation of funding from its key donors, including the Oak Foundation, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, and Comic Relief.
The #StatelessJourneys initiative continues to benefit from the expertise and contributions of ENS members and other expert partners and collaborators delivering research, engagement, capacity-building and other activities.