Founded as an initiative of grassroots organisations to mobilise civil society support for undocumented migrants at the European level, PICUM promotes recognition of their fundamental rights within the development of EU and member states' policies on migration management.
PICUM seeks to guarantee dignity, equality and non-discrimination for undocumented migrants by increasing awareness of the human rights concerns caused by their unprotected status.
We lead a growing network of more than 200 concerned organisations and individuals across Europe and beyond committed to ensuring real sustainable change for undocumented migrants by informing and engaging policy makers.
What we do
To meet its objectives, PICUM has developed the following activity areas:
Monitoring and reporting to improve the understanding of human rights issues affecting undocumented migrants
Awareness-raising through in depth research and analysis to better inform policy makers of the living and working conditions of undocumented migrants and to promote recognition of the urgent need to protect their fundamental rights.
Capacity-building to streghthen and support the work of NGOs and other actors working to prevent discrimination against migrants based on migration status.
Advocacy to ensure undocumented migrants' issues and concerns are mainstreamed within EU debates on justice, human rights, social affairs, employment, public health and education.
Global action to provide local experts working with undocumented migrants with a voice in international fora on migration and on human rights.