BIPoC from Ukraine – Welcome? – Conference: December 2022
Together with PxP Embassy e.V. I am organizing a conference on December 10, 2022 in Berlin to talk about the situation of the so-called third-country nationals from Ukraine in Germany. We want to discuss the current situation together with representatives of civil society, politics and affected BIPoC people from Ukraine. You can find the program here. The live stream is here.
We demand equal treatment for all people who have fled Ukraine.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, more than one million people have now been able to find safety in Germany. By activating the so-called "mass influx directive" of the European Council for the first time, the EU has been able to create a common solution for people fleeing the war so that they have a safe residence perspective and care quickly and without bureaucracy.
However, one group of people has been excluded: the so-called third-country nationals, mostly BIPoC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). For these people without Ukrainian passports, but residing in Ukraine, a different regulation has been created; they are to be deported. They are excluded from temporary protection for war displaced persons, and this despite the fact that they had to flee from the same war. Some federal states, e.g. also Berlin, have tried with their own regulations to enable also these people a way into a safe perspective of staying in Germany. Many of them have studied in Ukraine, and the Berlin bridging regulation is intended to enable them, among other things, to fulfill the requirements for other visas in Germany. However, there are still some barriers and hurdles. For example, the regulation in Berlin will expire in February and it is currently not clear how third-country nationals from Ukraine will be able to continue their studies.
Be there to discuss with affected people and about the situation of third-country nationals in Germany and the federal states. We want to talk about the current situation together with representatives of civil society, politics and affected BIPoC people from Ukraine.
WE STREAM THE WHOLE THING LIVE
Since there is unfortunately only limited capacity on site, we will stream the event live. So you can follow it live on different channels and also ask questions to the panelists. The link to the livestream is here.
BE A PEACE OF IT!
Erik Marquardt & PxP Embassy e.V.