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Funded Projects

We support organizations and projects that work for safer, legal escape routes and solidarity cities and oppose the criminalization of (forced) migration. Our main-focus is on the Mediterranean region.

Amount funded in 2021

1.992.001
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Just Action Samos

Free Food Market

Just Action is a registered Greek NGO, that was founded in April 2020 in the midst of the first COVID-19 lockdown. While most of their projects are focused on displaced communities, they acknowledge that many locals struggle as well to make ends meet. They, therefore, support all communities on Samos with their Free Food Market in Vathy. Given the high price of public infrastructure and lack of financiam means of the camp residents, the organisation also started supporting their service users with the provision of bus tickets to the Closed Controlled Access Centre in Zervou.

  • Greece
  • 36.000,00
  • 6 months
  • 24. February 2022

Sea Punks

Financing of a full-time position

The association Sea Punks operates a ship for civilian sea rescue in the Mediterranean. The Foundation supports the team by financing a full-time fundraising position.

  • Germany
  • 24.000,00
  • 1 year
  • 24. February 2022

Medical Volunteers International

Just help! Emergency support for people on the move on the Polish-Belarusian border

In the first half of 2022, MVI will support a local network of activists in eastern Poland, provide medical know-how, care for peolpe on the move on site and support the local population in helping others through first aid courses when necessary. In addition, the project aims to expand the mobility of the local network and further improve the protective measures against Corona with personal protective equipment.

  • Poland
  • 19.600,00
  • 6 months
  • 10. February 2022

RESQSHIP e.V.

Funding for a full-time position

The association RESQSHIP regularly sails human rights observation missions in the central Mediterranean Sea with its 19m ship 'Nadir'. 7 people make up each crew of volunteers, including nautical, medical, technical and journalistic staff. Additionally, in 2021, the crew was able to assist 1250 people out of distress at sea in six missions - alone or in cooperation with other ships. The Nadir will sail on ten missions from April 4 to early November 2022. The foundation supports RESQSHIP e.V. by financing a full-time position.

  • Germany
  • 41.081,00
  • 1 Year
  • 20. January 2022

The House of Nature and Culture

Cleaning and Search Patrols

Since September 2021 the House of Nature and Culture has been actively involved in humanitarian aid at the Polish-Belarussian border, supplying basic goods, supporting in asylum applications, organizing fundraisers and distributing the collected items in refugee centers. Moreover, with the grant of the foundation, cleaning patrols will be able to work in the woods where people on the move are surviving since August 2021. The trash found will be disposed and recovered sleeping bags and pads will be reused. Additional search patrols will be installed to operate from March to June 2022 when, again, hundreds of people are expected to arrive at the border. The teams will primarily provide first aid, as well as distribute goods such as food, clothing, and necessary documents.

  • Poland
  • 8.300,00
  • 4 months
  • 20. January 2022

FENIX Humanitarian Legal Aid

Holistic Legal Aid

Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid is a non-profit organization that provides services to people who seek asylum in Greece. Through their empowerment based Holistic Legal Aid project, Fenix’s multidisciplinary team provides its clients with a comprehensive service that includes legal aid and representation, protection and case management, and mental health support. Fenix’s individual casework is deeply linked to their advocacy and strategic efforts, which are aimed at creating a positive, structural impact on the Greek and European asylum systems.

  • Greece
  • 33.712,00
  • 1 year
  • 10. November 2021

Legal Centre Lesvos

Support Migrant Rights in Lesvos and Fight Criminalisation

With a team of Greek and international lawyers, interpreters, legally trained volunteers and founding members, the Legal Centre Lesvos works to defend the rights of migrants on Lesvos. Since August 2016, the organization provides free and individual legal advice, legal representation and support to migrants arriving on the Greek island via the Mediterranean Sea. Beyond this direct support, the Legal Centre Lesvos works on documenting human rights violations, strategic court cases, and advocacy work to hold the Greek government, EU member states, and European institutions accountable.

  • Greece
  • 49.700,00
  • 1 year
  • 6. October 2021

Asylum Seekers Information Services Team (A.Ss.I.S.T)

As.S.I.S.T Athens-Chios

Asylum Seekers Information Services Team (A.Ss.I.S.T) provides legal aid to asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in the form of interview preparations, submission of appeals on first rejection, subsequent applications and consultations for general legal questions. Administrative assistance is also provided, for example with ID renewals. Their services are offered in person in Chios and digitally for clients on the mainland by working through referrals from other organisations and asylum seekers. To ensure the same quality of services to their clients on the mainland, A.Ss.I.S.T is establishing a presence in Athens.

  • Greece
  • 70.000,00
  • 1 year
  • 6. October 2021

SearchWing

SearchWing

SearchWing develops and builds drones for the search for shipwrecked people. In this way, the group supports the efforts of civilian rescue organizations such as Sea-Watch e.V., Sea-Eye e.V. or Resqship e.V. The autonomously flying drone can simply be launched from a ship and lands in the water next to it after the search. At SearchWing, volunteer citizens as well as students and scientists from Augsburg University of Applied Sciences work together. The funds will support the development of the next generation of models based on fiber composite technology to increase reliability.

  • Germany
  • 70.000,00
  • 1.5 years
  • 22. September 2021

Frachcollective

Leave no one in Bihac

The project of the "frachcollective", supports people on the move at the Bosnian-Croatian border around Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It, hence, focuses on people affected by violent pushbacks, living outside of government camps in informal shelters. The group organizes a distribution of food and meals, access to clean water, hygiene items, clothing, cooking utensils, tents, sleeping bags, and facilitates a connection to the local health system.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 80.000,00
  • 6 months
  • 22. September 2021