Issues Without Borders (IWB) is a platform which enables its members to publish their own research and blog-style articles online, as well as engage with each other through comments, discussions and even the occasional physical meet-up! The organisation also encourages members to take action and strives to host projects pushing for real change, such as our current IWB for Refugees.
For those in need of facts, insight or confidence to take action, IWB offers an online information portal and network that supports its users to participate as active citizens. IWB aims to provide serious and crosscutting information, based on the knowledge and experience of its users. In order to achieve this, users are encouraged to produce their own research and bring original solutions to issues around the world.
IWB focuses on the following categories which are usually more research-focused and academic in style (although creativity is always welcomed; some members have even published their own poetry!):
Human rights issues
EU law issues
Furthermore, in the editorial section members are free to voice their opinion on any issue they want, usually in shorter and more subjective-style pieces.
IWB constantly strives to break down traditional frames and constraints by encouraging its users to directly contribute, share and discuss their knowledge, experiences and insights. The organisation’s goal is to make meaningful contribution to forming a societal mind-set which is independent, open minded, generous and has the courage to question its beliefs. The organisation works towards this vision on the basis of our four core values:
independence and freedom in thought and action,
respect for diversity of cultures and different points of view,
a fair and objective attitude towards all issues, and
promoting real and effective action in our societies.
IWB currently has over 50 members representing around 30 different countries, in Europe and beyond. Click here to learn how you can become one of them!
While all articles are peer reviewed and approved prior to publication, the views, opinions and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Issues Without Borders NGO.
As an advocate of human rights and legal equality for all, the mission of IWB is to offer an online platform that empowers and encourages its members to take on personal and societal injustices and supports them in their actions.
IWB’s vision is a world where democracy is sustained through civil action and the freedom to challenge the status quo. We believe that independent, individual and inventive thinking has the power to change the world.
Joining IWB is free, but members are expected to contribute to our community either through own publications or participation in project work.
As a member, you will:
Get the chance to write about the issues that matter to you, and have your articles published online
Get the chance to join projects initiated by IWB or suggest ideas for new projects yourself
Be able to interact with other members through comments and discussions
Have your own profile on the website with your picture and bio
If you would like to become a member, please send your CV to along with a short text stating why you want to join.
If you have any other questions or queries you can also send a message through the form on our contact page here.