"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."

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 […]

Andy Slaughter MP of Hammersmith comes to visit EERC

On Thursday, 6 October 2016, we hosted Andy Slaughter MP, a member of Parliament representing Hammersmith. We discussed issues affecting Eastern Europeans living and working in Hammersmith: housing, access to welfare aid and fair employment. We also talked about recent hate crime incidents and ways of supporting our communities so that people feel empowered and […]

We are recruiting! Information & Outreach Coordinator, deadline 25 October, 4pm

An exciting opportunity for people who want to help us to get through to the most disadvantaged and marginalised Eastern Europeans in London and deliver comprehensive engagement activities for relevant stakeholders with a say over welfare and wellbeing of our communities! We are looking for an experienced Information & Outreach Coordinator to join our new exciting […]

Aktywne obywatelstwo – BEZPLATNY WARSZTAT! Streatham, 30 wrzesnia, 13.30 – 15.00

Zapraszamy serdecznie wszystkie zainteresowane osoby do wziecia udzialu w warsztatch na temat AKTYWNEGO OBYWATELSTWA!  Gdzie: Streatham Hub Children’s Centre, 388 Streatham High Road, London SW16 6HX Kiedy: 14 pazdziernika (piatek), 13.30 – 15.00 Koszt: BEZPLATNE Miedzy innymi: jak dziala wolontariat w UK jak zostac School Governor jak zaangazowac sie w lokalne zycie polityczne rozne formy zaangazowania spolecznego

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 […]

We met with Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Today we participated in the meeting of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority’s (GLA) NGO/Worker Liaison Group. We have been invited following our involvement in protecting migrant workers’ rights and voicing concerns on behalf of vulnerable Eastern European workers who have been or who are at risk of labour abuse and exploitation. The GLA is a labour […]