A ticket Lesbos-mainland costs 30 euros
After the fire, people sponsored 4,000 euros worth of tickets
After the fire in Moria, we sold over 4,000 euros worth of symbolic tickets for the ferry from Lesbos to the mainland in one week’s time
PRESENTATION OF TICKETS TO PRIME MINISTER RUTTE
In the week of the sales, we handed the tickets over to politicians who in turn made an effort to deliver them to PM Rutte
Lesbos on the political agenda
THE BOAT FROM LESBOS TO EUROPE COSTS 30 EUROS. It’s that easy for Europeans to reach the mainland. But not for everyone. Because European countries don’t want to allow the victims of the fire in Moria, on September 8th, to cross.
The Dutch government decided to take up a mere 100 people, an amount they subtracted from the number they had already agreed to welcome. This decision denies the scope of the disaster and legitimises a public opinion that rejects human rights.
We gave opponents of this decision the possibility to speak out. They had the opportunity to purchase a symbolic boat ticket from Lesbos for the thousands of people people who remain stuck.
WHAT WAS THIS SYMBOLIC TICKET?
When our supporters donated 30 euros, they received a ticket from us with the name of one person who their shelter in Moria. Of course, there was nothing they could do with this ticket, because people without recognition were not allowed off the island.
But we could do something with the tickets!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH MY TICKET
The week following the fire, we were at the Binnenhof and delivered the tickets in bright green envelopes. Each ticket carried the name of the sponsor and a letter in which we state that would like to see that people get to leave Lesbos or Greece and be distributed throughout Europe. Politicians in turn promised to do their best to delivered each ticket to PM Rutte in person. In this way, every encounter carried the potential for fruitful discussion.
AND WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?
Alle 4,000 euro die we hiermee ophaalden ging zonder verdere uitgaven direct naar Stichting Bootvluchteling. Ook hun kliniek is afgebrand. In plaats van het opbouwen van een nieuwe vaste lokatie kiezen zij voor het kopen van een mobiele kliniek, waarmee de heropbouw van een kamp als Moria niet in de hand gewerkt wordt.
All 4.000 euros we raised with the ticket sale was directly donated to Stichting Bootvluchteling. All costs (printing etc.) of this project were covered from private funds, not the donations. Stichting Bootvluchteling also lost their clinic in the fire. Rather than built a new clinic, they chose to purchase a mobile clinic, as to not support the resurrection of a camp like Moria.
The donation was managed by team Fortress Europe:
Ronja Baatz, Auteur FortressEurope.nl, Anne Kroef, Graphic Designer, Elly, Marty, Nathan, Josha, Femke, Sonja, and many more. For questions you can always contact us through the email address at the bottom of this page.
For the radio fragment, see: RadioFunx