Homelessness among Migrants in Transit
A roundtable hosted by Brando Benifei MEP (S&D) at the European Parliament
June 21, 2017 - from 1pm till 3pm
Venue: European Parliament, room A3H1
Individuals who do not ask for asylum in the first country of entry and move to another EU Member State undertake secondary movement and are defined as migrants in transit while they reside for a limited time in other countries. Migrants in transit are in a precarious human rights situation and because of the length of the journey this situation can last for months, even for years. Migrants in transit risk a range of human rights violations and abuses, because they have often become destitute in the transit country, lack legal protection and are unable or unwilling to seek the protection of the transit country.
This roundtable aims at better understanding the challenges faced by migrants in transit and the issues that the homelessness sector has to deal with in order to provide adequate services to migrants in transit. Three case studies will be presented by the City of Milan, Doctors of the World Belgium and the Fédération des Acteurs de la Solidarité. A panel chaired by Wayne Stanley of Focus Ireland will follow in which Brando Benifei, Stephan Ryan for DG Home, the director of PICUM Michele Levoy and FEANTSA director Freek Spinnewijn will intervene.
To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including an ID card/passport number and your date of birth.
Deadline for registration: 13 June