Bringing together activists and organizations throughout Europe in a joint struggle to realise human rights for undocumented citizens

City rights United brings together 5 organisations and many more interested parties all over Europe. They worked together on city rights for undocumented in Europe by sharing practices and solutions to their local struggles.

City Rights United brings together activists and organizations throughout Europe, in a joint struggle to realise human rights for undocumented citizens. By putting undocumented citizens to the forefront and improving their situation, we want to expand the human rights to other marginalised groups. The active participation of marginalised groups like undocumented citizens in decision-making is designed not merely as a means to an end. The normalisation of political participation of these groups stimulates civic, local and European democracy. The power of making changes locally calls for a union of cities where the knowledge and the movement of progressive initiatives is shared and strengthened. Where the struggles to overcome play-out locally, the origin of the issues are crossborder and European. We believe that connecting and sharing cross-border will help us locally.

The partners exchange knowledge on co-creation, joint decision making, lobbying and empowerment.

How we do it


In 2020 and the first half of 2021 we switched to organising digital meetings to keep sharing knowledge and experiences, especially during the pandemic. On top, a series of webinars was organised.. Each webinar served as an inspiration for practices to implement locally and as a platform to exchange thoughts and ideas.

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The toolkit is e a collection of the innovative and creative practices and ideas of the partner organisations and their communities. The toolkit takes many forms in order to make it accessible to a wide audience. It entails a conference, drawings, workshops, lectures, webinars, written word on the posters and audio recordings. The Toolkit is launched in May 2022 and fully accessible on our website.


City Rights United is an initiative by Amsterdam City Rights and subsidized by Citizens for Europe and Media & Democracy foundation.

The project has coordinators supported by the initiated organisation Here to Support. The rest of the work for the project is also carried out by the partners.

Amsterdam City Rights is part of the Here To Support foundation. The foundation wants to connect refugees in Limbo and different organisations in the field of education & Knowledge, art projects and lobbying. The projects are coordinated by practitioners together with refugees who wants to be heard and actively change their situation.

Amsterdam City Rights is one of the programs created over the last year by a coalition with among others Here To Support. They support the ‘Fearless City’ movement, cities where citizens (with or without papers) stand up for the rights of (undocumented) refugees and newcomers. In these cities new solidarity connections and projects arise that are liberated from the original ideas of the ‘Nation State’. In this movement it is secundairy relevance which nationality you hold and if you have ‘the right’ papers.