"Our vision is of London being home to Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities. Our mission is supporting CEE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities."

Islington Together Against Hate Crime, 29 November 2016, 7pm – JOIN US!

Join us for the ISLINGTON TOGETHER AGAINST HATE CRIME event on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, in Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St. Thomas’s Road, N4 2QH. Event starts 7pm, with refreshments from 6.30pm. Among speakers are Jeremy Corbin MP and our own Kasia Zagrodniczek, Information Campaign Coordinator. We will speak about hate crime affecting Eastern Europeans, […]

We are speaking at the Annual Migrant Voice conference, Friday 25 November 2016

We are speaking at the annual London conference of Migrant Voice, an organisation that promotes voice of migrant communities in the UK, on the 25th November (Friday), from 9.30am to 4pm. We encourage you all to come to the event and join us in discussions. All details are available here. Entry is free. Their annual […]

Cunoaste-ti Drepturile! Evenimient gratuit! 5 noviembrie 2016, 15:00 – 18:00, Bernays Memorial Hall, Stanmore

Vino alături de noi la un eveniment gratuit pe 5 noviembrie la Bernays Memorial Hall, Stanmore!! Bernays memorial Hall, 25 the Broadway, Stanmore HA7 4DA 5 noveiembrie, 3pm Vă vom spune: * cum să vă confirmați statutul în Marea Britanie – rezidență permanentă și naturalizare * ce drepturi aveți la locul de muncă și cum să […]

Immigration Tribunal fees went up 500% as of 10 October 2016

As of 10 October 2016 fees for First-Tier Tribunal for immigration cases have gone up 500%. It means that lodging an appeal to the Home Office decision changed from £80 (for decisions on papers) and £140 (for oral hearing) to £490 and £800 respectively. Upper Tribunal fees have been affected as well – new fees have […]

Brexit, London and Eastern Europeans – after meeting new Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement

Today we met Matthew Ryder, a new Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement for Greater London. Matthew helps the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to forward the agenda of integration, mobility and engagement of Londoners. We presented key areas of concern that we believe would have the biggest impact on Eastern […]

After the referendum – has anything changed for Eastern Europeans? No.

Ever since the outcome of the Brexit referendum is known, there has been a flurry of communications regarding the status of EU nationals living in the UK as well as letters and petitions demanding from the government that they confirm this status for us. Without shadow of doubt, these attempts were good-willed and aimed at […]

Brexit is a reality we all have to learn to live with

Yesterday British voters decided to terminate membership in the European Union. What does it mean for 3 millions EU nationals living in the UK? What can we expect? We face the new reality of living in communities split between those wishing to leave and those wanting to stay. Our fellow expats – Eastern Europeans living […]

Human trafficking for forced labour – what response do we want?

Human trafficking is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. Victims are coerced, lured into or threaten to perform work that they cannot refuse. They are threaten with violence, abuse, reporting to the police, often manipulated to petty crime to keep them terrified and obedient. Their documents are taken away. They are forced […]