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Solidarity must become political – towards a civil rights movements for migrants and refugees

This past few months, along the Balkan routes, when support to people in distress was made illegal, humanitarian help turned into civil disobedience, taking after the civil disobedience first practiced by migrants and refugees crossing borders they are told are closed. Often, migrants and refugees must keep practicing disobedience long after they first arrived to enforce their right to a dignified life and their human subjectivity. The solidarity expressed by a great number of people this past few months and attention dedicated to a subject call for a politicisation of those struggles, beyond emergency action. Activists from throughout Europe will meet to discuss gathered experiences, needs, goals and strategies.