European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress
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Founded 1 Oct 1993, at establishment congress, as Confederation of Kurdish Associations in Europe -- Confédération des associations kurdes en Europe -- Konfederasyona Komalên Kurd li Ewrupa (KON-KURD). Statutes adopted 25 Nov 1994. Current name adopted, 2014. Registered in accordance with Belgian law.
Become the voice of Kurdish people in Europe; promote solidarity and friendship among Kurdish, other immigrant communities and European citizens; create greater understanding of social and cultural differences; inform Kurdish people, nongovernmental organizations and the media in Europe about developments in Kurdistan; lobby European governments and foreign policy-makers concerning political developments in Turkey, Kurdistan and Europe; improve relations among Kurdish organizations and coordinate activities of Kurdish community centres in Europe, bringing their concerns to European platforms; provide information on courses to meet the needs of the Kurdish community; conduct research on changes in political and social life of Kurdish people in Europe and publicize these changes; promote and find political solutions to their problems; assist students researching Kurdish history, language, culture and social and economic conditions; inform and assist asylum and refugee organizations; encourage Kurdish representation in decision-making bodies on asylum-seeking and refugee issues; create interest in Kurdish culture, language and identity and develop visual and written materials in this regard; provide financial and moral support for Kurdish people in need; inform newly-arrived Kurdish refugees of European culture, history, languages, social structure and legal and social rights and benefits; set up professionally staffed and coordinated advice centres for such immigrants.
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