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Transition Talks, part 3: Refugees and the City
Welcoming refugees and migrants in our municipalities and cities is a chance to democratize Europe further from below: it is the cities that bear the brunt of managing migration, thus it is the cities that should also have a say in the European migration policy.
At the same time cities face many challenges with refugees and ondocumented migrants and struggle to ensure the protection of human rights. How can cities create tools to ensure basic human rights of their citizens?
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On May 25th we organise a Transition Talk, where Stichting Here to Support, Seebruecke and SOS Moria discuss the theme: from charity to system change. They discuss the challenges that (undocumented) refugees face - exclusion from health care system, housing, mobility, work - and introduce the idea of the City ID Pass. How can Amsterdam be a leading city in the idea that everyone is a citizen of the city, with the same rights, with the same City Passport (New York City works with a City ID card for everyone in the city: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page).
The main hosting partner is Here to Support - Amsterdam City Rights - a team of undocumented and documented citizens, they challenge Amsterdam to be an inclusive city - They introduce City Rights United, an international network of grassroots organizations in Europe to change cities from the bottom. In this talk, they team up with From the Sea to the City and SOS Moria, to find new ways and partnerships to change Amsterdam into an inclusive city.
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