For a Humanitarian Asylum Policy in Europe

What We Do

In 2024, the year of the European Parliament elections and the reform process of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), we emphasize our commitment to universal human rights and the right to asylum. Together we facilitate knowledge exchange and peer learning among member municipalities and civil society organizations.

With our activities and events, we foster partnerships with local authorities and community groups to strengthen local governance and build capacities to contribute to humanitarian practice. In the period of 2022-2024, four of our member cities joined two civil society organizations from FS2C in the European Cities4Refugees (see Cities4Refugees Conference in 2023).

City conferences are the main platforms for our intercity exchanges and strategic alignments (e..g, Palermo Conference 2021 and Villeurbanne Conference 2023). Besides IASH organizes workshops and webinars, working meetings, and lobbying events with its partners

Partners and Projects

  • From the Sea to the City is our founding partner. The consortium aims to join forces to reimagine the European stance on migration with cities and human rights at the center.
  • Cities4Refugees involves municipalities and civil society organizations that are interested in improving the current situation for migrants and refugees in Europe.
  • Moving Cities and the Berlin Governance Platform organized a lobbying event in Brussels in 2023 to broaden the alliance for a humane asylum governance in Europe.

Upcoming Event

  • Berlin Conference (September 2024)