Partnership building is central to the mission of the Institute. The importance we place in building and maintaining strong partnerships throughout our work, is reflected in the emphasis placed on this in our mission, values and strategies and objectives.
We collaborate closely with national, regional and international partners across all areas of our work, including for instance in making submissions to UN human rights mechanisms or conducting international advocacy as part of our human rights advocacy work. We have forged strong relationships with individual scholars and academic institutions that focus on issues relating to statelessness, citizenship and inclusion, and place great value in helping to strengthen academic engagement in the field of statelessness, as well as building a bridge between academia and civil society. We are a founder and active member of the International Network of Statelessness Scholars, an online community for sharing knowledge and developing collaboration.
The Institute has an affiliation with Tilburg University, the Netherlands, where we have an office and actively contribute to life on campus through teaching and internship projects. We are partnering with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School in the establishment of the world's first online journal dedicated to sharing statelessness scholarship.
The Institute is a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and a Steering Committee member of the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights. We collaborate closely with Open Society Justice Initiative on the issue of arbitrary deprivation of nationality and the nexus between statelessness and the Sustainable Development Goals. We also have a strong partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council, with whom we are working in particular on statelessness in the context of forced migration as well as the relationship between statelessness and discrimination.
We are grateful to have received support from the following organisations for our work: Sigrid Rausing Trust, Open Society Justice Initiative, Oak Foundation, HaŽlla Foundation, Janivo Foundation, Democracy and Media Foundation, Stichting Weeshuis der Doopsgezinden and Tilburg Municipality's Wereld te Winnen Programme.