Border Violence Monitoring Network

Border Violence Monitoring Network logo

An independent network of non-profits and associations, the Border Violence Monitoring Network monitors and publicises human rights violations at the borders of the European Union.

Formed in 2016, the Border Violence Monitoring Network works predominantly in Greece and the Balkans, tracking events from the Turkish border with Greece and Bulgaria up to Italy and Austria (the ‘Balkan Route’). It records, fact-checks and publishes reports which track and analyse human rights violations and ‘pushback’ at national borders. Reports include testimonies, medical reports and images.

Note: Border Violence Monitoring Network works with our other entries, including No Name Kitchen. The network’s legal frame is German NGO Rigardu.

How You Can Help


If you would like to get involved with the Border Violence Monitoring Network as a witness or journalist, or become involved in advocacy, you can get in touch via its website. (Note you can use an encrypted public PGP-key to get in touch privately.) You can also subscribe to a monthly newsletter summarising the situation on the Balkan Route.

Money: various

Use PayPal or bank transfer to donate to the Border Violence Monitoring Network.

Location: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania, Turkey

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(This information was updated 27/11/22 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)


Published by Francesca

Author • Founder and Managing Director of the Do Something Directory • Still can't believe MCR reunited.

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