6.04.2017 Coalition meeting in Romania
On April 6th, the topic of citizenship was on the agenda. The Center for Public Innovation (CPI) and the Romanian National Council for Refugees, both members of the Coalition, proposed an analyses of the reported problems encountered by migrants in the process of obtaining Romanian citizenship: the beneficiaries of international protection should also benefit from the more advantageous conditions offered for refugees; measures to improve the access to citizenship for vulnerable persons should be introduced; and procedures related to minors should be improved. The representatives of UNHCR, invited as guests, have also brought into attention the issue of stateless persons.
The Coalition created a temporary working group, coordinated by CPI, which will develop a position paper on this topic. The UNHCR representative will participate to the group with advice and documentation. The paper will be presented to the National Authority for Citizenship by the end of May.
During the same meeting, the representatives of UNHCR presented communication plans for the World Refugee Day, and invited the Coalition to coordinated efforts on this occasion. The invitation was greatly appreciated.