Elisabeth-Selbert-Initiative (RE)

What is covered?

A safe place to recuperate, cope with trauma, and when possible, to network and further develop their professional skills

The support is provided by: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)

Important information about time and eligibility restrictions, as well as further requirements:

What Are the Requirements for Protection Stays in Germany?

  • The human rights defender is verifiably committed to human rights and is threatened by governmental and/or nongovernmental organisations because of his/her activities.
  • The human rights defender is still active in his/her country of origin or has only recently left the country to escape acute danger.
  • The human rights defender has the intention to return to his/her country of origin after the protection stay.
  • A host organisation is already available or can be found by the ESI team. Existing contacts between the human rights defender and the host organisation can accelerate the procedure.