Social Platform fights for social justice and participatory democracy in Europe. We consist of 49 pan-European networks of NGOs and campaign to ensure that EU policies are developed in partnership with the people they affect, respecting fundamental rights, promoting solidarity and improving lives. We believe that all EU policies must be based on a human rights approach, where equality is promoted and migrants are recognised and respected as rights holders. Just because third country nationals are born outside the EU, they should not be treated as second class citizens.
In 2013 we put forward recommendations to the EU and member states based on migrants’ access to rights in relation to Social Inclusion, Employment, Services and Civil Dialogue. We have also separate recommendations on the situation of intra-EU mobility for EU citizens, who may be at risk of/or ending up in destitution. EU-citizens exercising their right to free movement can experience similar problems as third country nationals, despite the different legal framework and protection system applicable to them.