Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 164 Gaucheretstraat, Brussels 1030, Belgium
Country: Belgium
Region: Europe
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking

  • Other:'Human Rights, Health, Migration'
Short description:
PICUM - the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to promote respect for the human rights of undocumented migrants within Europe. PICUM also seeks dialogue with organisations and networks with similar concerns in other parts of the world.
PICUM provides a direct link between the grassroots level, where undocumented migrants' experience is most visible, and the European level, where policies relating to them are deliberated. PICUM reports on issues regarding undocumented migrants through its members’ experiences and simultaneously monitors developments within the European institutions. This approach mainstreams undocumented migrants' concerns into key policy debates, ensures PICUM’s network is well informed of the EU agenda and develops their capacity to engage in the realisation of just and fair strategies for undocumented migrants.
PICUM now has over 180 members in approximately 25 countries across Europe and beyond. Regularly consulted by policy makers and officials, PICUM has participatory status with the council of Europe and holds a permanent seat on the EU forum for the rights of the child. PICUM’s monthly newsletter is received by over 3,500 organisations and individuals.
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