East European Resource Centre (EERC)
East European Resource Centre is a charity (reg. no. 1114607) that provides information, advice and support to people from Central and Eastern Europe from the 2004 and 2007 EU accession countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Mission and vision
+ Our vision is of London being home to Eastern European (EE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities.
+ Our mission is giving voice and resources to EE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities.
+ We support and advise people on their journey to integration in the UK, we want to develop people’s skills, confidence, experience and capacity to lead fulfilled lives.
In order to achieve this we:
+ Encourage integration by facilitating access of Eastern European migrants to all British markets Work with 1,500 Eastern Europeans a year to help them navigate the British system.
+ Help 1,000s Eastern European migrants to achieve better quality of life, escape the cycle of poverty and avoid destitution
+ Offer Eastern European migrants volunteering opportunities to build the sense of common ground and facilitate access to high-quality jobs
+ Carry out evidencing of needs and research into areas of concern Voice concerns of Eastern European community in London by outreach, consultation and campaigns
What EERC do
East European Resource Centre has three main areas of work:
+ Frontline delivery of information, advice and advocacy for disadvantaged Eastern European migrants in need of help to navigate British systems, develop confidence and skills, and improve integration with the British society
+ Policy work through research, needs analysis and raising awareness of issues affecting integration of Eastern Europeans into the British society and their living fulfilled lives as valued residents and members of local communities
+ Awareness raising though information, outreach and campaigns on rights of Eastern Europeans in London and on challenges they face in interactions with statutory services and private markets, such as rented housing or employmentSee more