Who we are
The European Union Temporary Relocation Platform (EUTRP), an initiative of the European Commission, is a network of entities engaged in supporting human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk who are seeking temporary relocation, or who have been temporary relocated.
The main goal of the EUTRP is to facilitate coordination and cooperation among actors involved in the temporary relocation of HRDs at risk, allowing its members to share knowledge and resources, coordinate joint efforts, and avoid duplication.
The commitment of the European Commission with the EUTRP comes from the European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders. According to these guidelines, EU member states should provide “measures for swift assistance and protection to human rights defenders in danger in third countries, such as, where appropriate, issuing emergency visas and facilitating temporary shelter in the EU member states.