World Refugee Day: KOPIN teams up with local singer to promote Migration Song

June 20th, 2021|Comments Off on World Refugee Day: KOPIN teams up with local singer to promote Migration Song

KOPIN, a member of Destination Unknown, a global network of organisations and young people committed to ensuring that the rights of children and young people on the move are respected and protected, has teamed up with local singer and songwriter Nick Morales to promote his latest track "People of the Sea", launched today - the [...]

A Guide – Children and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration. Understanding what’s in the compacts and how to engage with them

April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on A Guide – Children and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration. Understanding what’s in the compacts and how to engage with them

Destination Unknown, a network of organisations and young people united to protect children on the move has developed a new guide on child rights and the global compacts.  The network is led by Terre des [...]

Final end-of-year special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE

December 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Final end-of-year special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE

As 2020 reaches its end, we'd like to present the final, end-of-year, special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of the BRIDGE regional project. The BRIDGE [...]

Publication of 6th special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

December 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Publication of 6th special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

We are pleased to present you with the sixth special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of the BRIDGE regional project. The BRIDGE project is implemented under the lead of Terre [...]

A new policy that will lead to increased social exclusion and poverty

November 26th, 2020|Comments Off on A new policy that will lead to increased social exclusion and poverty

NGO reaction to the revisions to the Specific Residence Authorisation policy We are extremely disappointed to read the revisions made by the Government to the 2018 Specific Residence Authorisation policy. Instead of “reducing social exclusion [...]

AidWatch 2020

October 29th, 2020|Comments Off on AidWatch 2020

Knock-on effects: an urgent call to Leave No One Behind Access the full AidWatch 2020 report. 2020 marks the first year since 1998 that the global rate of poverty has increased.[1] The COVID-19 pandemic has [...]

MORIA FIRES: European Governments must urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece

September 11th, 2020|Comments Off on MORIA FIRES: European Governments must urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece

We reiterate our call on the governments of EU Member States, with support from the European Commission, to urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece. Lesvos and the other EU Hotspots on the Aegean islands have [...]

Publication of 5th special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

August 11th, 2020|Comments Off on Publication of 5th special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

We are pleased to present you with the fifth special edition newsletter on gender-based violence (GBV) prepared as part of the BRIDGE regional project. The BRIDGE project is implemented under the lead of Terre [...]

Open Letter – The European Commission must prioritise addressing police violence and structural racism in the EU

June 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Open Letter – The European Commission must prioritise addressing police violence and structural racism in the EU

ENAR and 150 organisations across Europe co-signed this open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to raise our serious concerns regarding the lack of reaction of EU leaders regarding police brutality against [...]

Kopin is on the Malta Together website

May 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Kopin is on the Malta Together website

Kopin is proud to announce that we are now part of the MaltaTogether community! (May 20, 2020) – MaltaTogether is a community platform supporting people in Malta to live their lives better during the COVID-19 [...]

The Government must provide information on rescue operations

April 30th, 2020|Comments Off on The Government must provide information on rescue operations

We are deeply concerned that the fate of around 62 migrants in distress at sea remains shrouded in secrecy. For more than 24 hours, men, women and children were known by European and Maltese authorities [...]

Paper – No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

April 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Paper – No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

Current legislation and practices in a number of European States increase the risk for children in migration to grow up stateless, thus having a negative impact of their access to fundamental rights. The paper "No [...]

An immediate food and shelter initiative is urgently needed! – Joint NGO press statement

April 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on An immediate food and shelter initiative is urgently needed! – Joint NGO press statement

We are extremely concerned at the increased number of alerts we are receiving from persons who do not have sufficient food for themselves and their families and who are about to be evicted because they [...]

Publication of 4th special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

March 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Publication of 4th special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

We are pleased to present you with the fourth special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of the BRIDGE project. The BRIDGE project is implemented under [...]

Our community is as healthy as all of its members – Joint NGO statement on the human rights of migrants in the current epidemic

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Our community is as healthy as all of its members – Joint NGO statement on the human rights of migrants in the current epidemic

“COVID-19 is a test for our societies, and we are all learning and adapting as we respond to the virus. Human dignity and rights need to be front and centre in that effort, not an [...]

COVID-19: Kopin’s Measures

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on COVID-19: Kopin’s Measures

“COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019” (WHO, 2020). (Malta, March 12, 2020) [...]

Down with the Developers’ Dictatorship

March 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Down with the Developers’ Dictatorship

Kopin is one of many organisations that endorses Moviment Graffitti call for a non-partisan protest (Malta, March 6, 2020) – As a result of the tragic and unavoidable death of Miriam Pace, reflecting the impunity [...]

Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Lone Children

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Lone Children

Refugee Camps Have Reached Breaking Point   (Athens, March 4, 2020) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the [...]

Civil Society Recommendations at the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2020

January 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Civil Society Recommendations at the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2020

We have just concluded our participation in the GFMD Civil Society Days 2020 in Quito, Ecuador. These are civil society's key recommendations to world leaders: #1. The effects of climate change are often borderless, therefore, [...]