Syed Hasnain is co-founder and president of UNIRE (Italian National Union of Refugees and Exiles) the first refugee led network actively engaged on meaningful participation of refugees in policy making process, self-representation of displaced people in public events and advocating for narrative change around migration. As president of UNIRE is member of EXPERT GROUP ON THE VIEWS OF MIGRANTS IN THE FIELD OF MIGRATION, ASYLUM AND INTEGRATION at EU Commission. The mission of the group is to provide advice and expertise on policies in the field of migration, asylum, and integration of migrants. He has lived experience of forced displacement as a minor. He is co-founder of ARENE (Afghan Refugees Expert Network in Europe) and European Coalition of migrants and refugees, which aims to advocate for refugee's basic right to get involved in policy area of European institutions. He worked with several humanitarian NGOs like Save the Children, Jesuit Refugee Services, UNHCR, Intersos and MSF. Currently he is working as project officer and social media manager with Missing Children Europe organization.