Advo­ca­ting for refu­gee pro­tec­tion and human rights is a cen­tral respon­si­bi­li­ty of our orga­ni­sa­ti­on. We inter­vene in the public deba­te in order to oppo­se racist agi­ta­ti­on with the voice of rea­son and huma­ni­ty. We issue back­ground brie­fings on deci­si­ons rele­vant to refu­gee poli­cy and human rights at the Ger­man and Euro­pean level. We lob­by in respect to asyl­um poli­cy legis­la­ti­on in order to defend the legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests and needs of refu­gees.

Refu­gees need a voice: the exe­cu­ti­ve board mem­bers, ordi­na­ry mem­bers and staff of PRO ASYL take part in deba­tes, give pre­sen­ta­ti­ons and draft spe­cia­list and legal opi­ni­ons. They talk to poli­ti­cal par­ties and con­tri­bu­te to Ger­man and Euro­pean insti­tu­ti­ons sup­porting refu­gees and their rights. PRO ASYL is a mem­ber of the Euro­pean Coun­cil on Refu­gees and Exi­les (ECRE), a Euro­pe-wide asso­cia­ti­on of 90 non-governmen­tal orga­ni­sa­ti­ons to pro­tect refu­gees and asyl­um-see­kers.

Media and press rela­ti­ons: with its news and press relea­ses on ever­y­day poli­ti­cal issu­es PRO ASYL con­tri­bu­tes to for­ming a cri­ti­cal civil socie­ty public. We are avail­ab­le to the media to com­ment on refu­gee and asyl­um poli­cy issu­es.

Soci­al media: we con­tri­bu­te to com­mu­ni­ca­ting the facts on Face­book, Twit­ter and Goog­le+ and ther­e­by to an open, fair cul­tu­re of deba­te.

Leaf­lets, brochu­res, news­let­ters: the­se are ano­t­her way of brie­fing our mem­bers, donors and the public at lar­ge about par­ti­cu­lar­ly rele­vant issu­es.

Spe­cia­list publi­ca­ti­ons: we keep poli­ti­ci­ans, asso­cia­ti­ons and inte­rested readers infor­med by means of com­pre­hen­si­ve docu­men­ta­ti­ons and publi­ca­ti­ons, in Ger­ma­ny and also at the Euro­pean level. The­se publi­ca­ti­ons par­ti­cu­lar­ly con­cern poli­ci­es regar­ding refu­gees and human rights, as well as the finer points of asyl­um law.

Cam­pai­gns: PRO ASYL impacts on the for­ma­ti­on of public opi­ni­on with poli­ti­cal cam­pai­gns and coope­ra­ti­on arran­ge­ments. Our cam­pai­gns focus on human and refu­gee rights, the EU’s clo­sed bor­der poli­cy and oppo­si­ti­on to racism and right­wing extre­mism.

Secu­ring inde­pen­dent finan­cing: the work of PRO ASYL would be impos­si­ble without our regu­lar donors and the many peop­le who give us the occa­sio­nal dona­ti­on. Our work is almost exclu­si­ve­ly finan­ced by mem­bership fees, dona­ti­ons and grants from foun­da­ti­ons. All sup­port is wel­co­me!