“Alignment for Dignity – I am here for a reason” is a Berlin-based information network raising awareness for the situation of refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union and beyond.
The initiative was founded by students of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in February 2014 and has since then expanded to an international network with contributors located anywhere in the world. Given the fact that the subject, notwithstanding its importance, has found little attention among the students, made the founding of the group important to us.
The objective of “Alignment for Dignity” is to raise awareness for the situation of refugees at the external frontiers as well as inside the European Union. We believe that human rights violations need to find public attention in order to be taken serious. Therefore, we see the work of collecting information from international media and NGOs as well as civil society actors in the particular field of refugee and asylum seekers as crucial to contribute to an improvement of the situation.
This blog functions as a platform of regular contribution in the form of reports on local happenings, comments on published academic and non-academic articles and publication of research related to the field.