PICUM works with various organisations, coalitions and working groups to advance the rights of undocumented people in Europe and across the world. Find out more below.
Ad-hoc Civil Society Alliance on Migration and Development (hosted by Oxfam EU office)
PICUM regularly participates in the weekly one-hour civil society meeting aimed at sharing news and discussing key advocacy opportunities in the context of EU asylum, migration and foreign affairs policies. The alliance meetings are hosted by the Oxfam EU office.
Stakeholder Group on Migrant Domestic and Care Work
PICUM coordinates a Stakeholder Group on Migrant Domestic and Care Work, which aims to facilitate coordination and cooperation among various stakeholders implicated in the domestic and care sectors, regarding shared concerns and joint recommendations related to the employment of migrants in the sector. It aims to be a multi-stakeholder space, with representatives of NGOs on migrants’ rights, social inclusion and women’s rights, trade unions and other worker organisations, employers, service providers, service users and informal carers. It is open to any organisation actively working on the issue of domestic and care work, and with an interest in collaboration to ensure decent work in the sector, including for migrant workers
Child Rights Action Group (CRAG)
PICUM is a member of the Child Rights Action Group (CRAG), an informal grouping of international and European NGOs. CRAG works to mainstream children’s rights as enshrined in the UN CRC – including the principles and values it contains – in the legislation, policies and actions of the EU institutions and the Member States and to secure sufficient and dedicated budget allocations for children.
Civil Society Action Committee (AC)
PICUM is a member of the Civil Society Action Committee, which was set up in 2016 ahead of the High Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees. Since then, AC members and partners work towards timely and strategic information-sharing on global migration policy and governance, collective and coherent civil society strategizing and action, and increasing and democratizing access for civil society engagement at all levels of global migration policy and governance.
Coalition to End Violence against Women and Girls
A coalition of more than 25 European civil society networks, convened by the European Women’s Lobby, to jointly advocate for the rights of women and girls in Europe, particularly in the context the EU’s accession to the Istanbul Convention and its year of focused actions to combat violence against women in 2017.
EU Alliance on Investing in Children
PICUM is a partner of the EU Alliance on Investing in Children, an alliance of over 20 EU networks. The alliance works to promote child-centred, quality and comprehensive policies to tackle child poverty and promote child well-being, by providing expert support in the development of EU and national policies, legislation and funding programmes, in line with the European Commission Recommendation ‘Investing in Children – Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage’ and all horizontal principles included therein.
European Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Network
The “European Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Network” is a group of European NGOs which aims to reduce and end immigration detention by building evidence and momentum on engagement-based alternatives. The Network brings together NGOs running case management-based alternatives to detention pilot projects in six European countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Poland, the UK, Italy, and Greece) with regional-level organisations. PICUM leads the Network’s advocacy at the EU-level. The Network is facilitated by the International Detention Coalition (IDC) and supported by the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM).
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Task Force on Migration
PICUM is a member of the European Anti Poverty Network and co-chairs their Migration Task Force, which was set up to develop EAPN’s position on migration and help guide the organisation in its actions within the realm of migration policy and the intersections of poverty and migration.
European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration (EPAM)
PICUM is an active member of the EPAM, the meeting-place of European non-governmental organisations and networks seeking to contribute to the development of asylum and migration policy in the European Union. The Platform has been running on a voluntary basis since 1994 and holds quarterly general meetings and additional quarterly meetings of the two sub-groups (asylum sub-group and migration policy sub-group).
Global Coalition on Migration (GCM)
PICUM is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Coalition on Migration, a global coalition of civil society networks collaborating to advocate for human rights in international migration policy. GCM members include regional and international networks of migrant associations, migrants’ rights organizations and advocates, trade unions, faith groups and academia, covering every region around the world.
Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN)
PICUM is a member of The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), an informal grouping of NGOs operating at the EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and peace. As a member of the EU Internal Human Rights Policy Working Group, PICUM joins other key regional and global organisations in advocating for a comprehensive internal human rights strategy to strengthen EU action on human rights across all EU internal policies, including migration.
Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts
PICUM participates in the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts, a collaboration of international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The Initiative aims to ensure that both the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (to be adopted in 2018) reflect a common approach to protecting all children in migration, in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and related guidance.
Initiative for Children in Migration
PICUM co-facilitates the Initiative for Children in Migration, a collaboration of more than 90 NGOs at national, EU, and international level, and UN agencies. The initiative advocates for a comprehensive policy on children in migration, enhancing fulfilment of rights of all children in migration without discrimination, and ensuring that child rights play a central role in EU responses to migration. It also works to address priority issues of concern to migrant children in EU and national policies.
Inter-Agency Working Group and Global Campaign to End Child Immigration Detention
PICUM is a member of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) to End Child Immigration Detention, an international alliance to support States to end child immigration detention consistent with existing international human rights obligations to protect the best interests of the child. The IAWG is comprised of twenty-one prominent UN groups, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society representatives who collectively represent stakeholders in every country of the world. PICUM also contributes to the Global Campaign to End Child Immigration Detention.
International Steering Committee of the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration (ISC)
PICUM is a member of the International Steering Committee of the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration (ISC). This Committee advises and guides the Global Coordinating Office on MADE activities, in particular organising for the GFMD Civil Society Days, including the program, the selection of participants and follow up.
La Strada International (LSI) NGO Platform
PICUM is a partner of the La Strada International (LSI) NGO Platform, which aims to strengthen cooperation in Europe (both EU and non-EU) between civil society organisations that combine practical work with trafficked persons and affected groups, with political advocacy for human rights-based policies to eradicate trafficking in human beings. It also aims to encourage the debate among civil society and the exchange of best practices and lessons learnt.
Migrants’ Rights International
A federation of migrants’ rights organisations, trade unions and faith-based groups within the various global regions promoting and defending the human rights of migrants. PICUM is a member of the Steering Committe of MRI.
NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of their Liberty
PICUM is a member of the NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, set up to coordinate joint advocacy and lobbying efforts towards the launch, completion and follow-up of a Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
Nobody Left Outside (NLO) Coalition
The Nobody Left Outside (NLO) initiative is a collective of EU networks representing people in some of the most marginalised communities in Europe, including homeless people, LGTBI people, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and undocumented migrants. The NLO initiative helps organisations collaborate toward improving healthcare access for the communities they represent – on the basis that nobody should be left outside our healthcare systems.
PICUM is a member of the Social Platform, the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector. PICUM’s Director serves as one of the members of the Social Platform Management Committee (Board).
Women in Migration Network (WIMN)
PICUM is a member of the Women in Migration Network, a group of migrant women’s organizations, trade unionists and faith-based groups that seeks to carry out joint campaigns and make migrant women visible in international policy-making arenas. PICUM’s Director is a member of the Steering Committee of WIMN.