Libereco means freedom. Libereco stands for what we believe in and campaign for.
It is true that the situation in neighbouring Ukraine is better in this respect. But since the outbreak of the war, human rights violations have increased massively there as well, particularly in the conflict area. That is why Libereco has been active there since spring 2014. In the beginning we mainly collected donations for humanitarian projects, which resulted in strong partnerships in human rights work and education.
We make the public more aware of the problems in Belarus and Ukraine, train disseminators, and link organisations and individuals.
Together we protest against human rights violations and try to improve the human rights situation in the two countries in various ways. By doing so, we can help the victims of human rights violations and their relatives and show solidarity with them.
In Belarus we cooperate with the human rights centre Viasna and the initiative Politzek.me, in Ukraine with Vostok SOS, Postup, Tolerspace and the human rights alliance Justice for Peace in Donbas.
All our members work as volunteers. Exceptions to this are larger projects with international partner organisations, where we try to reward the enormous amount of time spent appropriately.
We currently do not have an office. Active members live in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Zurich and The Netherlands. We communicate via Skype, Telegram and e-mail and meet several times a year to plan our activities and projects.
In addition, together with organisations and initiatives from all over the world, we develop and coordinate joint actions and appeals in order to mobilize as many people as possible to act against human rights violations.
As a member you are actively involved with us. If you are interested in a membership or cooperation, just contact us without any obligation.
You can become a member of the German association of Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights e.V. or of the Swiss association Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights.
Members pay an annual membership fee and are able to participate actively in the publication of new objectives, actions and the further development of Libereco. Members have voting rights in the general meeting of members.
As a member you have the possibility of working actively in Libereco. But active participation is not a necessary requirement for membership.
- German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ÖPR Programme)
- German Federal Agency for Civic Education
- Human Rights Fund of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Poland
- International Visegrad Fund
- Open Society Foundations
- Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation
- Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”
- The German Marshall Fund of the United States