"Our vision is of London being home to Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities. Our mission is supporting CEE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities."

Free workshop – Your rights at work and Hate Crime awareness

After the success of last year’s events, we begin a new series of events dedicated to the Eastern European community. The first one is on the 25th of March, in Stratford and aims to outreach to the large community of Eastern Europeans living in the area. Continuing on our work from last year, we identifiyed a […]

Hate Crime advocates: What have we learned in 3 months?

Three months ago we started a pilot project: Eastern European Hate Crime Advocates, done in Partnership with Roma Support, which aims to increase reporting of hate crime and build confidence of targeted communities in the justice system. Eastern Europeans have become the new “other” in the heated immigration debate in the UK, a target for discrimination and […]

We are looking for amazing Peer Educators! Is it you?

We are looking for Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Lithuanian speakers to join our amazing team as Peer Educator volunteers. We find there is a real desire amongst migrant communities, especially amongst their more established members, to be more engaged with their co-nationals and to work together with community organisations to help the less fortunate of us. […]

Exiting the EU and Eastern Europeans

We are grateful for the opportunity we had on Wednesday, 18 January 2017, to give oral evidence in front of the Committee on Exiting the EU chaired by Hilary Benn MP. We shared a panel with “The 3 million”, an organisation which campaigns to preserve the rights of EU citizens in the UK and British […]

Brexit, London and Eastern Europeans – after meeting new Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement

Today we met Matthew Ryder, a new Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement for Greater London. Matthew helps the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to forward the agenda of integration, mobility and engagement of Londoners. We presented key areas of concern that we believe would have the biggest impact on Eastern […]

After the referendum – has anything changed for Eastern Europeans? No.

Ever since the outcome of the Brexit referendum is known, there has been a flurry of communications regarding the status of EU nationals living in the UK as well as letters and petitions demanding from the government that they confirm this status for us. Without shadow of doubt, these attempts were good-willed and aimed at […]