• Edel McGinley (Chair)
      Edel McGinley (Chair)

      Edel McGinley is the Director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI). MRCI works to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrants and their families in Ireland through a community-work approach aiming to secure policy change. 

    • Didier Vanderslycke (Treasurer)
        Didier Vanderslycke (Treasurer)

        Didier Vanderslycke coordinates ORBIT vzw. He is a trained social worker and priest of the diocese of Antwerp. Didier Vanderslycke is also Chair of PICUM’s member Organisation for Undocumented Workers (OR.C.A.). ORBIT is a Belgian organisation working to promote diversity and fair migration through publications, actions and campaigns, education and debates.

      • Adam Weiss
          Adam Weiss

          Adam Weiss is the Managing Director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). The ERRC is a Roma-led organisation based in Hungary that fights anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education, in order to achieve equal access to justice, education, housing, health care and public services.

        • Alphia Abdikeeva
            Alphia Abdikeeva

            Alphia Abdikeeva is a co-founder of the Spanish NGO Pro Igual. She has over a decade of experience working on human rights projects with organisations like the Minority Rights Group International (MRGI), OSCE-ODIHR, Council of Europe, and has been a long-term consultant for Open Society Foundations.

          • András Kováts
              András Kováts

              András Kováts is the Director of Menedék, the Hungarian Association for Migrants. Menedék promotes the social integration of migrants and refugees in Hungary, organises trainings for professionals who deal with migrants in the course of their work, and leads various educational and cultural projects to build a bridge between migrants and the general public in order to foster tolerance.

            • Behshid Najafi
                Behshid Najafi

                Behshid Najafi is Managing Director of agisra e.V., Information and Counselling Centre for Migrant and Refugee Women in Germany. agisra e.V. is a migrant-led organisation providing counselling and active in politics at municipal, state, and federal levels, advocating for legal improvements for migrant women and their protection against violence.

              • Franck Düvell
                  Franck Düvell

                  Franck Düvell is an Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at COMPAS, the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford. COMPAS is a research centre that conducts research on global migration processes including irregular migration, in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

                • George Joseph
                    George Joseph

                    George Joseph is the Director of the National and Migration Department at Caritas Sweden. Caritas Sweden defends the human rights of migrants and refugees and acts for a humane refugee policy. It also provides practical support and assistance to irregular migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of trafficking in human beings.

                  • Jan Knockaert
                      Jan Knockaert

                      Jan Knockaert is the Director of the Organisation for Undocumented Workers (OR.C.A.) in Belgium. OR.C.A. advocates for the rights of migrant workers with a precarious residence status, and supports them through providing information about their rights, and assisting them in enforcing these rights.

                    • Magda Faltová
                        Magda Faltová

                        Magda Faltová is the Director of the Association for Integration and Migration (SIMI) in Czechia. SIMI provides free legal, social and psychological counselling to migrants and engages with the general public to promote tolerance and fight xenophobia and racism.

                      • Nathalie Simonnot
                          Nathalie Simonnot

                          Nathalie Simonnot is Deputy Director in charge of domestic projects, communication and advocacy at Médecins du monde (MdM) – Doctors of the World International Network Head Office. Doctors of the World is an international aid organisation working to improve access to health care and the protection of human rights of people facing vulnerabilities around the world.

                        • Meri Korniloff
                            Meri Korniloff

                            Meri Korniloff coordinates a programme which promotes the health of irregular migrants in Finland. It is a joint programme of Physicians for Social Responsibility Finland and Global Clinic. Previously she has coordinated a legal counseling service for irregular migrants in Finland.