Founded in 2012, The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is an open and growing network of non-governmental organizations, academic initiatives and individual professionals dedicated to work with aim of reducing statelessness in Europe. IPC joined the ENS in 2012 as associate member.
Through its activities, ENS aims to protect human rights of stateless persons. This work is focused on three priority areas: Ending cycle of detention and poverty of stateless persons, improving identification process and protection of stateless persons and prevention of statelessness and discriminatory national legislation.
In partnership with other organizations and institutions, ENS encourages international and regional organizations such as the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNHCR to resolve the status of stateless persons within their powers, urges the countries in the region to adopt a policy for prevention and reduction of statelessness, and to provide protection of stateless persons. It also undertakes research on legislation and practices on combating statelessness in certain countries and empowering civil society to combat statelessness.