Association Pro Refugiu is a Romanian non-governmental organisation with office in Bucharest city, focused on the protection of the rights of victims of crimes, asylum seekers and refugees. The organization was founded in 2011. Association Pro Refugiu has expertize in the implementation of projects focused on improving the assistance for the target groups; trainings for lawyers, prosecutors, judges and other professional categories; studies & research on migration and human trafficking phenomenon. The organization cooperates with institutions and NGOs from Romania and from other EU Member States. Association Pro Refugiu is member of several network: EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Network (FRANET).
Center for the Study of Democracy was founded in late 1989 and it is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society. Its objectives are: to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for meeting new challenges and successful development in Europe, especially in the area of justice and home affairs; to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice; to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional reform process. CSD has continuously pioneered in areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, bringing cutting-edge solutions to transition problems as a way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice.
The Centre for European Constitutional Law is a public benefit institution and research centre, founded in 1995 and based in Athens. The Centre’s objectives are to promote the development of democratic institutions and the welfare state; to deepen European integration; and to strengthen international cooperation under the principle of respect to the cultural identity of each state. Three specialized units operate within the structure of the Centre: Unit for Better Regulation; Educational Policy Unit and Social Policy Unit. The Centre has implemented institutional and capacity building projects in more than 25 countries, mainly in the areas of legal and judicial reform, human rights and administrative reform; it is the national focal point of the European Network of Fundamental Rights (FRANET) of the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights-FRA; it participates in the activities of international organizations with Observer Status; it coordinates the “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change Research Group” of the International Association of Constitutional Law. The CECL is certified for the services it offers by ISO 9001:2008.
Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights was founded in 2014 and is a network of civil society organizations that protect and expand the rights and liberties of all, through a combination of advocacy, public education and legal action. CILD’s mission includes the fight against racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, as well as against every form of gender-based discrimination; a change of perspective on immigration; the construction of a penal and penitentiary system that is more respectful of rights; the fostering of the necessary shift towards a public system that is transparent, respectful of privacy and not obsessed with mass surveillance. The many organizations that have given life to the Coalition are united in enriching this vision of an open society and one that is more respectful of the rights of all: CILD’s goal is to increase knowledge, civil identity and awareness of everyone’s rights.
Association Trabe Iniciativas para la Economia Social y Solidaria is a Spanish organization with office in Madrid. The organization was founded in 2005 with the commitment to contribute to social change through advocacy, awareness, social intervention and the development of programs and projects that favor personal and collective empowerment from a gender perspective. With 13 years of experience and more than 30 projects carried out, the association has been specializing over time in defending women human rights, paying special attention to violence against women and to human trafficking / sexual exploitation.