Working together towards an integral model of accompaniment

30 May 2024|JRS Europe

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Working together towards an integral model of accompaniment

Gathered in the Regional Coordination and Assembly General Meeting in Lisbon, the 23 JRS country offices and the regional offices ratify their commitment to an integral model of accompaniment characterized by a holistic, multidirectional, and dynamic approach to inclusion. This model is used daily to serve and accompany hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced people coming from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria and many others in Europe.

We aim to continuously work on improving this model and ensuring that we provide the best services we are able to. In light of this mission, and after a shared reflection, we highlight our four key objectives for our organization in the upcoming year:

  • JRS as place for welcoming, where we promote hospitality communities and models that provide long-term housing solutions that are safe, secure, and dignified.
  • JRS as place of protection, where we walk side by side in personal contact with each migrant to support them in a holistic way, especially the most vulnerable migrants.
  • JRS as space for integration, where we foster agency and participation through empowerment and educational paths, especially for the youth.
  • JRS as a reliable partner, with secure financing and firm institutional capabilities based on the professionalization of our teams and strong partnerships that allow us to provide better and more comprehensive services.

We are confident that advancing in these four objectives will translate into better serving, accompanying and advocating for refugees and other forcibly displaced people around Europe.

JRS Europe and the 23 JRS country offices will continue to work towards a Europe where human rights, protection, hospitality, integration, and reconciliation all have a place to flourish within a larger vision for inclusive and welcoming societies.

You can learn more in the document above!