JOINT STATEMENT: End the expansion of the EU’s EURODAC database
ENAR is joining over 100 civil society forces calling for an end to the expansion of EURODAC, the EU database for the registration of asylum-seekers.
EURODAC, designed to collect and store migrants’ data, is being transformed into an expansive, violent surveillance tool that will treat people seeking protection as crime suspects. This will include children as young as 6 whose fingerprints and facial images will be integrated into the database.
ENAR expresses deep concern over EURODAC being expanded to enforce the EU’s discriminatory and hostile asylum and migration policies: increasing deportations, detention, and the broader climate of racialised criminalisation. The endless expansion of EURODAC must be stopped.
Read the full statement below:EURODAC-database-coalition-statement-1