RFSL Ungdom participates in the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum (SOGICA): A European human rights challenge Final Conference

The RFSL Ungdom team presented some inspiring insights about the national project Newcomers Youth and the international project Not Alone in Europe! The team is composed of Haris Eloy, coordinator of both projects, Alexandra Politidis Palm, Lawyer and Migration Policy Expert, and Fernando Damazio, volunteer. Each one also was a chairperson in different sessions throughout the event. 


The Final Conference information 

Conference programme (updated 2 July)

Abstracts for conference panels and workshops

Biographies of conference session chairs, speakers, panel members and workshop hosts

Briefing for all conference participants


More about the SOGICA project

SOGICA – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European human rights challenge’ is a four-year project (2016-2020) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Based in the School of Law at the University of Sussex, it aims to produce the necessary evidence base for a more just and humane asylum process for individuals seeking refuge in Europe on the basis of their SOGI.

A database of materials,website of resources, and a network of more than 1,000 friends and allies beyond academia has been established. The SOGICA project will conclude in 2020 with the publication of a monograph and further peer-reviewed articles, all of which are intended to inform fairer SOGI asylum processes in Europe and greater sensitivity and humanity for SOGI minorities outside the legal process