European Network on Statelessness

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Network on Statelessness   (ENS)

    EU Transparency Register

    846912240133-43 First registered on 04 Nov 2020

    Goals / Remit

    We are a civil society alliance of organisations and individual experts committed to tackling statelessness in Europe. We currently have over 175 members in 41 countries and are the only pan-European network dedicated to working on statelessness in Europe. ENS was founded as a coordinating body and expert resource for organisations working to promote the right to a nationality. Our London-based Secretariat coordinates the activities of our growing and diverse membership across Europe ranging from large international NGOs to grassroots and community organisations, legal advice agencies, research and policy thinktanks, and prominent international law experts. Our work and strategic direction are guided by an Advisory Committee and our experienced Board of Trustees.

    Main EU files targeted

    European Migration Agenda (including Common European Asylum System: legislative and policy reform, engagement with DG-HOME, Frontex, EU Asylum Agency etc.); Child Rights Agenda (including engagement with DG-JUST Child Rights Coordinator, Child Rights Forum, Children in Migration); Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy (including engagement with DG-NEAR Roma Policy Team and Country Officers, contribution to annual Progress Reports); Roma Policy (including as above engagement with DG-NEAR, as well as DG-JUST Roma Team, Roma Equality, Inclusion & Participation Framework); members of Fundamental Rights Agency Fundamental Rights Platform; members of EU Asylum Agency Consultative Forum; members of DG JUST Roma Team Consultative Forum; engagement with parliamentarians and work of e.g. LIBE Committee, Children's Rights & Anti-Racism & Diversity Intergroups.

    Our Roma Belong project has a particular focus on the Western Balkans and works in partnership with our members and other stakeholders, including the Regional Cooperation Council, OSF RIO, European Commission (DG NEAR & DG JUST), UNHCR, and Council of Europe towards ending (risk of) Roma statelessness in Europe. We carry out advocacy initiatives to address issues relating to civil registration, discrimination in access to citizenship, and identification and resolution of statelessness, through law and policy development, research, capacity-building, and awareness-raising. We engage with the DG NEAR Enlargement Package process and monitoring and implementation of the EU Strategic Framework for Roma Equality, Inclusion & Participation, including as members of the DG JUST Roma Team consultative forum.

    Our Stateless Journeys project focuses on the nexus between forced migration and statelessness, aiming to build the capacity of refugee response actors in Europe to identify and respond to statelessness and improve routes to protection for stateless refugees. We currently do this through training, engagement with EU agencies (EU Asylum Agency, FRA, FRONTEX) and EMN (Statelessness Platform and EMN-REG), influencing the EU asylum and migration Pact negotiations at Commission, Parliament, and Council levels, and awareness-raising activities. For example, we are members of the EUAA Consultative Forum and regularly contribute expertise on statelessness to its outputs. Our #StatelessJourneys ( campaign launched in 2022 with activities focussing on a regional level as well as in specific target countries. The campaign microsite includes tools designed to support asylum practitioners to better identify and protect stateless persons.

    Another priority area is child rights and the prevention of childhood statelessness in Europe. We are active members of civil society forums including the Child Rights Action Group and Initiative for Children in Migration. We work with the EU Child Rights Coordinator, contributed to the EU Child Rights Strategy and annual Child Rights Forum, and have applied to join the new EU Network on Child Rights. We also work with the European’s Parliament’s Intergroup on Child Rights and engage with MEPs on issues relating to child rights.


    Head Office
    28 Stainforth Road Walthamstow
    London E17 9RD
    EU Office
    28 Stainforth Road Walthamstow
    London E17 9RD


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    We are members of:
    - EU Fundamental Rights Agency Fundamental Rights Platform
    - EU Asylum Agency Consultative Forum
    - DG JUST Roma Team Consultative Forum
    - Council of Europe Conference of INGOs

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Comic Relief 110,367€
    Contribution United Nations Refugee Agency 75,600€
    Contribution Sigrid Rausing Trust 112,000€
    Contribution Rosa Luxembourg 52,976€
    Contribution Open Society Foundations 71,550€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Children's rights#Anti-racism and diversity

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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