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Title: We are a welcoming Europe, let us help!
Current status: Collection closed on 15/02/2019
Commission registration number: ECI(2018)000001
Date of registration: 15/02/2018
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG DE EL EN ES FI FR HR HU IT NL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: Governments are struggling to handle migration. Most of us want to help people in need because we care. Millions have stood up to help. Now we want to be heard. Let’s reclaim a Welcoming Europe! We call upon the European Commission to act:
Main objectives: 1. Citizens across Europe want to sponsor refugees to offer them a safe home and a new life. We want the Commission to offer direct support to local groups that help refugees who are granted national visas. 2. No one should be prosecuted or fined for offering humanitarian help or shelter. We want the Commission to stop those governments that are punishing volunteers. 3. Everyone has the right to justice. We want the Commission to guarantee more effective ways and rules to defend all victims of labour exploitation and crime across Europe and all victims of human rights abuses at our borders.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Articles 77(2)(d) 78(2) and 79(2) & (4) of the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU (TFEU)
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Isabelle CHOPIN -
  • Substitute: Emma BONINO -
  • Other members: Anna TERRÓN, András KOVÁCS, Zuzana STEVULOVA, Serge-Arno KLÜMPER, Nora Helena REPO
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 15/12/2017

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Migration Policy Group 02/10/2017 60,000

Total amount of support and funding: €60,000
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.

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