PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to promote respect for the human rights of undocumented migrants within Europe. PICUM also seeks dialogue with organisations and networks with similar concerns in other parts of the world.
PICUM promotes respect for the basic social rights of undocumented migrants, such as the right to health care, the right to shelter, the right to education and training, the right to minimum subsistence, the right to family life, the right to moral and physical integrity, the right to legal aid, and the right to fair labour conditions.
PICUM's activities are focused in five main areas:
- Monitoring and reporting: improving the understanding of issues related to the protection of the human rights of undocumented migrants through improved knowledge of problems, policies, and practice.
- Capacity building: developing the capacities of NGOs and all other actors involved in effectively preventing and addressing discrimination against undocumented migrants.
- Advocacy: influencing policy makers to include undocumented migrants in social and integration policies on the national and European levels.
- Awareness raising: promoting and disseminating the values and practices underlying the protection of the human rights of undocumented migrants among relevant partners and the wider public.
- Global actors on international migration: developing and contributing to the international dialogue on international migration within the different UN agencies, international organisations, and civil society organisation.
Click here to access PICUM's Annual Reports for a detailed account of our activities.
Click here for PICUM's Long Range Plan 2007 - 2011.