Undocumented people face many challenges in accessing basic and human rights in European cities. Since 2019, a network of grassroots, migrant-led and cultural institutional organisations have collaborated to co-create a Toolkit for Inclusive Cities: a collection of innovative and creative practices and ideas to make cities more inclusive, focused on undocumented people. In a diverse thematic evening (7-10PM) full of programmes, there are several break-outs in which the topics related to the toolkit will be discussed. This evening is a festive launch of the toolkit created by the European network City Rights United. You are invited to join the conversations, presentations and debates to learn more about and engage with the practices that help make our cities more inclusive.

This event can only be attended physically at our studio. The recordings will be made available later on and can be viewed via dezwijger.nl/terugkijken or via our YouTube channel.
With in this conference
Mohamed S Bah
Maker and host City Rights Radio
Mariema Faye
Ex OPG Occupato, Naples
Bea Schwager
Head of the Sans-Papiers Anlaufstelle in Zürich (SPAZ)
Tara Fiorito
Onderzoeker en Universitair Docent (Assistant Professor) Sociologie op de Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Rutger Groot Wassink
Wethouder Sociale Zaken, Opvang (statushouders en vluchtelingen), Gemeentelijk Vastgoed, Democratisering, en Masterplan Nieuw-West, Amsterdam
Marion Grace Labasan
Human rights activist, Coordinator Alliance for the Human Rights of the Undocumented (AHRU) and member FNV- Migrant Domestic Workers
Maitet Ledesma
Programme Manager at IBON Foundation
Mpanzu Bamenga
Deelnemer rechtszaak tegen Koninklijke Marechaussee, Fundamentele waarden en Mensenrechten jurist/activist
Fernando Chironda
Executive Secretary-General at Comitato 3 Ottobre
Ruben Boers
Onderzoeker, Senior Lecturer bij De Haagse hogeschool en de Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Milka Yemane
Raadslid Gemeente Amsterdam Fractie Groenlinks en Oprichter Stichting Lemat
Riccardo Biggi
Founder Amsterdam City Rights App
Gabriela Ramírez
Head of Data & Multimedia at Unbias The News
Zahra Salah Uddin
Editor and Head of Communications at Unbias the News/Hostwriter
Lucas Tello Pérez
Cultural mediator at ZEMOS98
Vivian Mule
Illustrator and graphic designer
Ciara Redmond
Communications Lead at We Belong UK
Tania Stein
Community Engagement Officer at We Belong UK
Top Manta
Dennis Asenoguan
Member Amsterdam City Rights & member PrintRights
Liza Saris
Coördinator City Rights United
Hidaya Nampiima
Cofounder Amsterdam City Rights & LGBTQI+ activist
Abdoulaye Papalaye Seck
Top Manta, Barcelona
Mouhamadou Siradiou Dia
Top Manta, Barcelona
Shanthuru Premkumar
Anti-oppression trainer/ human rights activist and climate justice campaigner; non-binary BIPOC refugee parent
Black Hand Collective
Group of musical souls united around our song “#humanrace” and the broader cause of human connection and equal dignity & rights
Paula-Adjo Soli Consuegra
Coordinator of City Rights United; representative of Abarka Cooperative, Barcelona
Jerry Afriyie
Vrijheidsschrijver, mensenrechtactivist, mede-oprichter Zwart Manifest en oprichter van de stichtingen Nederland wordt beter en Soul Rebel Movement
The Bridge Radio
Voices against Borders
Alejandra Ortiz
Auteur van 'De Waarheid zal me Bevrijden', onderzoeker en grassroots activist
Amber Roner
Moderator, journalist
Nik Hann
Activist, support worker and DJ, aka passer, who co-runs Radio Calais
Nigerian recent father of two lovely boys and member of Amsterdam City Rights
Eunice de Asis
Human Rights Activist & Coordinator, Migrante Amsterdam
Abdel El Mir
Ex OPG Je So Pazzo, representative of Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati di Napoli
Imane Elfilali
Member of the city council of Rotterdam and local party leader in Rotterdam of the pan-European movement Volt
Marcus Souza Dos Santos
Student Social Geography UvA & Intern Team Undocumented at Municipality Amsterdam
Kawtar Koubaa
Projectcoordinator at the city of Amsterdam program undocumented, care department
Avi Dje & JO BISSA
Singer, songwriter and creative soul | Producer


With various (inter)national speakers and in a mix of plenary and break-out sessions, we dive into the best practices from Europe that the City Rights United team collected. Throughout the evening, there is a walk-in marketplace with t-shirts and other merchandise run and developed by undocumented people!

Register here for the conference in Pakhuis de Zwijger (access to this offline event is free, registration necessary).

7-8 PM | Plenary opening

8:15-9PM | Breakout sessions

9:15-10 PM | Plenary closing

  • From toolkit to transformation: what can cities do to be more inclusive for undocumented people? Round-up session with talks, live music and special fashionshows by PrintRights & Top Manta.


“The Toolkit for Inclusive Cities” is a collection of practices in European cities to make their cities more inclusive and accessible for undocumented people. The toolkit takes many forms: posters, videos, podcasts but also workshops and lectures. The toolkit is the result of 2 years of intense collaboration between various partners in Europe sharing their experiences, practices and knowledge on organising locally and overcoming local challenges for undocumented people.

Design by Betina van Meter © City Rights United

The network City Rights United, started in 2019 by Here To Support, consists of various European partner organisations based on collaborations of citizens with and without documents.

The toolkit will be presented during this conference on May 12 in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The conference continues for 2 days (on May 13-14) in BAK Utrecht, with worksessions and events. See the website of City Rights United for more information

Programme seriesCity Rights United

Since 2019, a network of grassroots, migrant-led and cultural institutional organisations have collaborated to co-create a Toolkit for Inclusive Cities: a collection of innovative and creative practices and ideas to make cities more inclusive, focused on undocumented people.