‘WORKING FOR A BETTER WORLD – SUSTAINING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT’ PROJECT
Explore our Psychosocial Support Resources aimed at sustaining building resistance of those involved in solidarity-based responses to migration.
The past decade has seen the movement of millions of women, men and children across land and sea, making increasingly dangerous journeys to seek lives of safety, dignity and meaning. Within Europe, many support networks and initiatives have emerged in solidarity with people seeking refuge. These include civil society organisations, faith-based groups, community initiatives, activists and search and rescue operations.
Those responding, as well as being witness to the endurance and courage of many of those who make the journey, also witness the suffering of people on the move. The impacts of this can be painful, overwhelming, stressful or potentially traumatic. However, many of those responding also speak to the vicarious resilience of working alongside those making the journey, as well as deepening awareness of their own capacity for endurance and those of their peers.