“Solidarity must not end at borders – neither within Europe nor at Europe’s external borders.” – The basic idea of Projekt Seehilfe e.V.
The NGO Projekt Seehilfe e.V. was founded in 2014 to support refugees arriving in Sicily. Our work is pragmatic and solidary – and this is why it might be so effective.
Due to our volunteers, we are able to carry out two trips to Sicily each year. In 2016, we organised our biggest project so far in cooperation with Hanseatic Help e.V.: an aid convoy with more than 14 tons of relief supplies.
We know what is possible with the right kind of motivation and ambition. And we know why our work is so important.
Europe seems to be walled in, advocating politics ruled by delineation and seclusion. Ever since the EU-Lybia migrant deal it is clear that Europe is fighting symptoms where it should aim for solidarity with and for refugees disregarding any borders.
This is why our campaign #TogetherWithoutBorders is a reminder that the responsibility to protect human rights neither ends at borders nor at the bottom of the sea. With this campaign, we present different like-minded people, their ideas and projects, and we encourage everyone to stand up for the universal right of living in freedom and safety.