07.6.2017

Free Movement Association

Free Movement association (Vapaa Liikkuvuus ry, previously Oikeudet ilman rajoja ry (OIR, registered 11.6.2010)) was founded to guarantee migrants’ legal protection. Association supports migrant activism for example by raising funds for relief activities of Free Movement network. Donations are channeled mainly through FM’s counseling activity for migrants living in poverty or uncertain residence permit state. Additionally smaller part of donations are given on the basis of direct requests to the association and through other civil society actors.

Association is also responsible for the economical assets of Signal magazine which is published by network and association. In addition to FM’s counseling and advocacy work the association supports also other migrant activism. It has co-worked for example with Global Clinic of Helsinki and Stop Deportation / Right to live demonstration.

Association’s board assembles every second month. Board is responsible for association’s economy and relief decisions. Association’s annual meeting is held in spring.

Support association’s and Free Movement’s activity by becoming a member and/or donating to association’s account.

Free Movement ry board 2020-2021

Siiri Simpanen, chairman

Anni Karttunen, vice-chairman

Katja Tuominen, treasurer

Markus Himanen

Veera Kaleva

Elina Niinivaara

Annareetta Rantala

Marianna Vivitsou

Old boards of the association

Oikeudet ilman rajoja ry board 2019-2020

Markus Himanen, chairman

Elina Niinivaara, vice-chairman

Katja Tuominen, treasurer

Veera Kaleva

Jukka Könönen

Minna Seikkula

Siiri Simpanen

Anni Karttunen