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.
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.
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.
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.
EU Health Policy Platform
A collaborative initiative to facilitate communication between the Commission services and health stakeholders, which aims to provide a framework for and ensure transparency in health policy dialogue, contribute to building knowledge and expertise, support dissemination of DG SANTE projects, identify and encourage the replication of good practices, gather and circulate research outcomes, and provide information on other policy areas related to health following the “Health in All Policies” approach. Since February 2017, PICUM has been co-leading, with the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, a thematic network on “migration and health.”
European Alliance for a Democratic, Social and Sustainable European Semester
The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester or (EU Semester Alliance) is a broad coalition bringing together major European civil-society organisations and trade unions, representing thousands of member organisations on the ground at European, national and local levels in the European Union.
PICUM is one of the 17 EU major networks/organizations involved in the ‘Semester Alliance’ coordinated by the European Anti-Poverty Network, which aims to support progress towards a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe 2020 Strategy, through strengthening civil dialogue engagement in the European Semester at national and EU levels.
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 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.
– We will be able to add a link to the website and vision statement soon.
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.
La Strada International NGO Platform
PICUM is a member 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.
Patient Access Partnership (PACT)
A patient-led multi-stakeholder network bringing together patients, the medical and public health community, industry, European and member state policy makers and institutions, to develop and advance solutions to reduce inequities in access to quality healthcare in the EU.
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.