EU must at all costs avoid a moral defeat and put in practice its best reasons for existing: solidarity, defence of human rights and peace. Thousands of boat-people in search of a better future, or simply in search of survival, are landing daily on the southern borders of Europe. They land on European soil and are exhausted, hungry, frightened; many have been tortured and, if women, raped. They are our brothers and sisters: they are part of the people EAPN work with and for, making no distinction as to where they come from or the color of their skin, aware as we are that only by chance were we fortunate enough to be born in the “right” part of the world. EAPN Italy sent an Open Letter to President of EU Commission, Jean Claude Junker, First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, High Representative, Federica Mogherini, Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, President of the Italian Council, Giuseppe Conte.