Since 2015 Europe have been a fundamental actor of the Migrants Crisis through the Mediterranean; we are used to think about our era as a period of peace, but as we can see through the “window”, if we look further, several countries are living in poverty and ruined by the war.

UNHCR defined with an article on 27th of August 2015 the difference between a refugee and a migrant; we remember there that “Refugees are persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution”, on the other side “Migrants choose to move not because of a direct threat of persecution or death, but mainly to improve their lives by finding work, or in some cases for education, family reunion, or other reasons.”

States usually use this distinction to decide if a person should be eligible to live in a state and to beneficiate to the refugee status.

The question is if we have the right to decide if someone is eligible to have…human rights: to reject someone and to define him as not welcome in a state in several case means to deny his right to fulfill his wellbeing as well as his physical, moral and psychological integrity.

As a remind would like to say notice that cities and towns and more in general geographical spaces in all over the world are inhabited by people; people can move and since the existence of the planet people are moving through the world.

Campaign Coordination Team

Vendula Pavlikova Hello! My name is Vendula but everyone calls me Vendy. I am 26 years old and I am from Czech Republic but currently living in Scotland, Glasgow where I finished my Masters in Biomedical Engineering and right now I am working as an IT Consultant in one Scottish investment company. Back in Czech I belong to Czechoslovak Hussite Church where I was actively involved in work with youth. When I moved to Scotland […] Read on →

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About the Campaign

From UN research data we know that more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, the vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, principally via Turkey and Albania. Since the start of 2016, 135,711 people reach Europe by sea. According to the IOM, more than 3,770 migrants were reported to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2015. Most died on the crossing […] Read on →


Every single person or organization that is interested and will contribute to the Campaign is an essential part of it, we invite you to participate through several initiatives that we will organize…our “toolbox” for the implementation of #WeAreEurope is composed by: -Online magazine: An opportunity to be part of the Campaign: personal experiences, data and more will be shared through the magazine; you can participate writing a text or commenting on the posted articles. -Local […] Read on →


The campaign will last from 2017 to 2019 and it will have a specific thematic focus for each year: 2017: Theology of Migration: We would like to examine in depth the thematic exploring  different types of migration, various reasons of migration, terms definition and political aspects. In addition, we will pay a special attention to the Christian responsibility to welcome strangers, European hospitality and perspective of youth organizations, as well as enhancing differences and mutuality […] Read on →

Previous Campaigns

Read about content and outcomes of previous campaigns that EYCE ran in the past years.  Read on →