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09 2020

Call for the Immediate Evacuation of Moria

At a time when 12,500 refugees and asylum seekers are wandering homeless on the roads and hills of Lesbos,
when those intoxicated and injured in the fire in Moria are prevented by the police from
reaching the hospital in Mytilene,
when solidarity groups bringing basic necessities are blocked by the forces of order or
attacked by far-right groups,
when the Greek government‘s only response to this emergency is national-security

We, as European citizens,
can no longer remain silent.

The fire that ravaged the camp of Moria cannot be considered either as an accident or as the result of a desperate action. It is the inevitable and foreseeable result of European policy which imposes the confinement of tens of thousands of refugees in inhuman conditions on the Greek islands. It is the result of the strategy of the Greek government which, instead of taking effective measures against the spread of Covid-19 in „hot-spots“, has for six months now been imposing extremely restrictive restrictions of movement on its inhabitants. In addition to this prolonged confinement, a total sanitary lock-down whose sanitary necessity is more than problematic, has been imposed a week ago, while people positive to the virus were ordered to remain locked up in a shed 24 hours a day. Such dreadful conditions lead straight to disaster.

This intolerable situation, which is a
disgrace to Europe, cannot continue
one day more.

The immediate evacuation of Moria and the relocation of its inhabitants to the various European cities ready to welcome them is more than urgent. The same goes for all the other camps in the Greek islands and on the continent. It is worth recalling here that the Greek government has already undertaken works in ordrer to transform not only the hot-spots but any other reception structure on the mainland into closed centrers surrounded by double fencing and equipped with security gates. What would have happened if the fire in Moria had started in a camp surrounded by a double set of barbed wire with blocked exits? How many thousands of deaths would we have to mourn today?

Let us not leave tens of thousands of people whose only crime is to ask for international protection, at the mercy of an ultra-security policy, extremely dangerous for their safety and even their lives. The Greek government, in the name of the defense of European borders and national security, not only consider himself authorized to violate international law with the systematic push-backs in the Aegean Sea and on the border of Evros, but also prohibits any transfer to the continent of the victims of the Moria fire. For, apart from the transfer of 406 unaccompanied minors to northern Greece, the Mitsotakis government intends to ‚punish‘ the camp residents for the fire by blocking them in Lesbos! 12,500 refugees are currently in danger, deprived of all access to sanitary facilities and exposed to attacks by extreme-right groups.

We will not tolerate that asylum seekers are deprived of all rights, that they are reduced to non-persons. Let us join our voices to demand from the European authorities and our
governments the immediate evacuation of Moria and all camps in Greece, as well as the urgent transfer of their residents to the European cities and towns that have requested it.

NOW and not tomorrow.

The dignity and lives of tens of thousands of people are at stake,
but also the dignity of all of us.

Against the policies of exclusion and criminalization of refugees, it is more than urgent to
build a „one“ world, common to all. Otherwise, each of us risks, at any moment, to find himself on the wrong side of the border.

of Moria NOW!

inhabitants who express their desire to the European cities
ready to welcome them!


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First signatures | Premières signatures | Erste Unterschriften

Organisations | Associations| Organisationen

Antenne Migranti 
Bonem e.V - Bochumer Netzwerk Migrantenorganisationen
Campagna LasciateCIEntrare
Carta Academica
Cenî - Kurdisches Frauenbüro für Frieden e.V
Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies (CMC), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Collectif de soutien de l’EHESS aux sans-papiers et aux migrant-es (LDH)
Cross Border Solidarity Vienna  
Demokratisch kurdisches Gesellschaftzentrum Münster e.V.
Deutsches-kurdisches Kulturhaus e.V. Bonn
Deutsch kurdischer Freundekreis Senden e.V.
eipcp - European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies 
Fachgruppe Flucht, Migration, Rassismus- und Antisemitismuskritik in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit (DGSA)
Forum Civique Européen - Europäsisches BürgerInnen Forum - European Civic Forum
Groupe d’information et de soutien aux immigrés -GISTI
Institut für die Geschichte der Gegenwart
Kon-Med - Konföderationen der Gemeinschaften Kurdistans in Deutschland e.V.
Kritnet, the  European Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies
Migration_miteinander e.V.
Migreurop –observatoire des frontières
Münchner Flüchtlingsrat 
Netzwerk (rassismus)kritische Migrationsforschung, Repräsentation, Community und Empowerment, University of Bremen
Netzwerk Rassismuskritische Migrationspädagogik 
Pro Asyl
Schweizerische Flüchtlingshilfe SFH, Organisation suisse d'aide aux réfugiés OSAR, Swiss Refugee Council OSAR
Sea-Watch e.V.
Sektion für Migrations- und Rassismusforschung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Solinetz Basel
transform! Europe 
Unia Migration Schweiz
YJK-E - Verband von Frauen aus Kurdistan in Deutschland e.V.
Wissen am Stern Bildungsinstitut


People | Persons | Personen

Giorgio Agamben, Philosopher 
Michel Agier, Directeur d‘études à l‘EHESS
Philippe Aigrain, Writer and Publisher
Tewfik Allal, Militant Associatif 
Judith Altrogge, University of Osnabrück
Ilker Ataç, Professor, FB Sozialwesen, Hochschule Fulda
Fatoş Atali-Timmer, University of Oldenburg
Athena Athanasiou, Professor of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Greece
Alain Badiou, Philosophe, Dramaturge, Romancier
Leonie Bahl, Eco-Social Designer
Etienne Balibar, Professeur émérite de philosophie, Université de Paris-Ouest
Eduardo Barberis, Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Urbino Carlo Bo
Harald Bauder, Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
Tarek Ben Hiba, ancien Conseiller Régional Ile-de-France
Karima Benbrahim, Leiterin IDA-NRW
Regina F. Bendix, University of Göttingen
Sebastian Benedikt, University of Göttingen
Alexandra Berger, Europa-University Flensburg
Marcel Berlinghoff, Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS), Universität Osnabrück
Sophie Bessis, Associate Researcher IRIS
Beate Binder, Humboldt University Berlin
Thomas Blum, Universität Leipzig
Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna
Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 Chair, University of California, Berkeley
Herbert Brücker , Direktor Berliner Institut für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung BIM
Simone Buckel, Universität Kassel
Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Claude Calame, Directeur d’études, EHESS, Paris
Gülay Çağlar, Freie Universität Berlin
Céline Cantat, Sciences Po Paris
María do Mar Castro Varela, Alice Salomon University of Applied Science, Berlin
Marie-Claire Caloz-Tschopp, Genève
Emilio De Capitani, former Secretary of the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parlement
Patrick Chamoiseau, Writer
Zeineb Ben Said Cherni, Professor emerit.  University of Tunis
Dimitirs Christopoulos, Professor at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University
Anastasia Christou, Associate Professor of Sociology, Middlesex University, London, UK
Alfonsina Ciccarelli
Marie Cosnay, Writer
Alexis Cukier, Philosopher, University of Poitiers
Paolo Cuttitta, University Sorbonne Paris Nord
Nolywé Delannon, Professeure de gestion internationale , Université Laval, Québec
Eugénie Delval - FNRS Researcher at Université libre de Bruxelles
Nikita Dhawan, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
Samia Dinkelaker, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, University of Osnabrück
Aysun Doğmuş, University of Bremen
Costas Douzinas, Université de Londres
Cloé Drieu, Chargée de recherche CNRS, co-directrice adjointe du CETOBaC
Jean-Numa Ducange, Professeur d‘histoire contemporaine, Université de Rouen
Moritz Ege, University of Göttingen 
Annie Ernaux, écrivaine
Jean-Louis Fabiani, Directeur d‘études à l‘EHES
Alexa Färber, University of Wien
Didier Fassin, Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study de Princeton
Éric Fassin, Sociologist, Université Paris 8
Marcello Di Filippo, Professor of International Law
Elena Fontanari, Department of Social and Political Science, ESCAPES Research Centre, University of Milan
Naika Foroutan, Direktorin Berliner Institut für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung BIM
Kiana Ghaffarizad, University of Vechta
Glenda Garelli, University of Leeds
Nicholas De Genova
Eva Gerharz, Professorin, Hochschule Fulda
Natacha Godreche
Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Daniel Gyollai, Glasgow Caledonian University
Virginie Guirodon, Research Director, CNRS
Serge Gutwirth, Professor of Human Rights, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Zana Hanifi, Women Refugee Route
Bozarslan Hamit
Inken Rommel
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hauck, Universität Heidelberg
Lisa-Marie Heimeshoff, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, University of Osnabrück
Alisha M. B. Heinemann, University of Bremen
Pierre Henry President de France Fraternités ( ancien DG de france terre d’asile )
Sabine Hess, Director of the Göttingen Center for Global Migration Studies
Lena Imeraj, Vrije University Brussel
Ahmet Insel, Prof. em. Galatasaray University
Felipe Goméz Isa, Professor, Vice-Dean for International Relations, Deusto Law School 
Maja Ivačič, no-border activist and social worker
Rada Iveković, Professor Philosophy, Paris
Leonie Jegen, Arnold Bergsträsser Institut
Mariska Jung, PhD Researcher, EDGE – Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe, RHEA – Centre for Research on Gender Diversity and Intersectionality
Karla Kästner, migration_miteinander e.V.
Yasemin Karakasoglu, University of Bremen 
Ismail Doga Karatepe, Universität Kassel, Wissen am Stern 
Pierre Khalfa, Fondation Copernic
Maria Kakogianni, Enseignante de philosophie à Paris 8 et Paris-Diderot
Annita Kalpaka, University of Applied Science, Hamburg
Lena Karamanidou, Research Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University
Hannah Kentouche, afrique-europe-interact
Sophie Klimis, Professeure ordinaire de philosophie Vice-Doyenne à la recherche de la faculté de droit, Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles
Eleonore Kofman, Midddlesex University London
Felix Kolb, Vorstand Campact e.V.
Ellen Kollender, Mercator-IPC Fellow, Sabancı University Istanbul
Chloe Kolyri, Psychiatre-Psychanalyste
Marcus Koopmann, Atelier für Gestaltung 
Veronika Kourabas, University of Bielefeld
Reinhart Kössler, Professor, Berlin
René Kreichauf, Freie Universität Berlin
Niki Kubaczek
Andrej Kurnik, University of Ljubljana
Kostadinka Kuneva, MEP 2014-2019 GUE/NGL
Rahel Kunz, Université de Lausanne
Serkis Cengiz Kurumlu, Digital Communications & Visual Production Manager
Cécile Lavergne, Philosophie sociale et politique, University of  Lille
Henrik Lebuhn, Humboldt University of Berlin
Ilse Lenz, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Ulrike Lingen, Universität Oldenburg 
Camille Louis, Dramaturge, Enseignante en philosophie à l‘Université Paris 8
Michael Löwy, Research Director emer., CNRS
Peter Mackridge, Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek, University of Oxford
Danijela Majstorovic
Rossella Marino, PhD Candidate, UNU-CRIS, University of Gent
Nora Markard, Professor for Public International Law and International Human Rights Law, University of Münster
Eirini Markidi, Psychologist
Gustave Massiah, Membre du Conseil International du Forum Social Mondial
Katerina Matsa, Psychiatrist
Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna
Savvas Michael, Writer 
Philipp Misselwitz, Professor of International Urbanism and Design, Institute of Architecture, Technical University Berlin
Marta Stojić Mitrović, Institute of Ethnography of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Caterina Molinari, PhD Researcher, KU Leuven
Warren Montag, Occidental College, Los Angeles
Rosalind C. Morris, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Sarah Nimführ, Universität Würzburg
Bertrand Ogilvie, Psychanalyste, Professeur de philosophie/Université de Paris 8, Président du Comité scientifique du Collège international de Philosophie
Adi Ophir, Professeur invite des humanités, Brown Université, Professeur émérite, Université de Tel Aviv
Peter Osborne, Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London
Ceren Özselçuk, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
Esra Ozyurek, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Daniela Padoan, Writer
Xavier Papaïs
Stephanos Pesmazoglou, Professor Emeritus Panteion University, Athens
Lorenzo Pezzani, Goldsmiths University of London
Sylvie Postel-Vinay
Francesco Della Puppa, University  Ca‘ Foscari Venezia
Federica dalla Pria, PhD, Antenne Migranti 
Karima Qias, Author and former inhabitant of Moria
Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Philosopher, Centre Pompidou
Arifuzzaman Rajon, University of Padua
Dan Van Raemdonck, Université libre de Bruxelles / Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Maple Razsa, Associate Professor of Global Studies, Colby College
Christoph Reinprecht, Professor of Sociology, University of Vienna
Paola Regina, International Lawyer
Judith Revel, Philosopher, University of Paris Nanterre.
Michèle Riot-Sarcey, Historienne
Bruce Robbins, Columbia University
Sieglinde Rosenberger, University of Vienna, Austria
Julia Roth, Professor for Amerian Studies with a Focus on Gender Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany
Zeynep Sahin Mencutek, Senior Research Associate, Ryerson University, CERC in Migration and Integration, Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow
Christian Salmon, Writer
Diogo Sardinha, Philosopher
Marinos Sariyannis, Research Director, Dept. of Ottoman History, Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH
Jane Sautière, Writer
Marjolein Schepers, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Caroline Schmitt, University of Mainz
Patricia Schor, Radbound University of Mainz
Christoph H. Schwarz, Fellow, Institut für Sozialforschung Frankfurt
Helen Schwenken, Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS), University of Osnabrück
Pinar Selek, enseignante-chercheuse- Département de Sociologie- UCA
Lynne Segal, Anniversary Professor, Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
Seckin Sertdemir Ozdemir, Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc, Professor, Philosophy, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Didier Sicard, ancien Président du Comité consultatif national d’éthique de France
Nikos Sigalas, historien
Damir Skenderovic, Historiker, Université de Fribourg
Athena Skoulariki, Assistant Professor, University of Crete
Vicky Skoumbi, directrice de programme au Collège International de Philosophie
Boaventura Sousa Santos, Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Susanne Spindler, Hochschule Düsseldorf
Barbara Spinelli, Journalist
Elsa Stamatopoulou, Columbia University
Anna Steigemann, Assistant Professor, Habitat Unit, Chair of International Urbanism and Design Institute for Architecture, TU Berlin
Shirley Anne Tate, University of Alberta
Martina Tazzioli, Lecturer in Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London
Nilgun Toker, Professor, İzmir, Turquie
Sorana Toma, Assistant Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies, Ghent University.
Sibel Top, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel
Odile Tourki
Peter Teunissen, Freie Universität Berlin
Florian Trauner, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Maryse Tripier, Professor emer. of Sociology, Université Paris Diderot
Marie Trossat, Architect and Urban Sociologist, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Vassilis S. Tsianos, University of Kiel
Marie Tuley, University of Sussex
Elisabeth Tuider, Sociology, Universit of Kassel 
Julia Van Dessel, Researcher, Université libre de Bruxelles
Eleni Varikas, Professor emer. Université Paris 8
Dimitris Vergetis, , Psychanalyste, directeur de la revue grecque αληthεια
Marion von Osten, Center for Postcolonial Knowledge and Culture, Berlin
Zoran Vuckovac
Evelien Wauters, Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Hanns Wienold  Prof. Dr. Berlin
Lorenz Wiese, Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Gisela Welz, University of Frankfurt
Heidemarie  Winkel, Professor of Sociology, Bielefeld University
Frieder Otto Wolf, Freie Universität Berlin
Frank Wolff, Historian (IMIS, Osnabrück University) 
Franzisca Zanker, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute.
Thodoris Zeis, Lawyer
Jelka Zorn, University of Ljubljana