Behind the scenes
Political Advocacy for Civilian Sea Rescue – Insights into the Work of our Sea-Watch Advocacy Team
Civilian rescue at sea has long been subject to plays of political power within the European Union and its member states, even though the safety and protection of people fleeing their homes should be paramount. Sea-Watch’s operations on land and at sea are supported by many people behind the scenes, and in this context our advocacy team plays an important role. In addition to directly supporting our missions, the advocacy team primarily ensures that the human rights violations documented by our ships and aircraft become visible and receive attention at the political level.
In this online event, Marie Naaß and Bérénice Gaudin will introduce you to their daily work as part of the advocacy team and explain how the team accompanies missions at sea and in the air. In addition, they will present resources available after a mission which are used for drawing the necessary public and political attention towards civilian sea rescue and the human rights violations taking place daily in the Mediterranean.
The event will be moderated by Mattea Weihe, spokesperson of Sea-Watch. English simultaneous translation will be available. Afterwards, you will also have the opportunity to voice your questions to the advocacy team.
Date: 10.06., Start: 19:00, Duration: approx. 90 minutes
Join the Sea-Watch Artwork Contest!
Attention all creative Sea-Watch supporters: we want your artwork for the new Sea-Watch collection! Take action for civil sea rescue and support the missions of our crew with your design. The motto of this Sea-Watch artwork contest is “Ain’t no border high enough”. With this motto, we want to draw attention to the important work of our civil air reconnaissance crew.
You can find all the important information about participation and the campaign here!
The deadline for entries is 21.06.2021.
We are looking forward to your artwork!
Our new project report is here!
In our latest project report we provide you with interesting information about our current missions on the water and in the air, legal principles of our work, people behind Sea-Watch and more.