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Providing Support for Undocumented Migrants

Dealing with public authority pressure on homelessness services to identify irregularly-residing migrants or prevent them accessing services

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Venue: European Parliament, A5E-1

Hosted by Jean Lambert MEP and moderated by Wayne Stanley, Focus Ireland

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Maj Kastanje Power Point presentation

Sally Daghlian Power Point presentation

14:30-14:35 Welcome by Wayne Stanley, Research and Policy Analyst, Focus Ireland

14:35-15:50 Public authority pressure on homelessness services: case studies

  • Identification of undocumented migrants in French homelessness services - the Collomb proposal - presented by Laura Slimani, Policy Officer, Fédération des Acteurs de la Solidarité
  • The denial of access to homeless services in Denmark for undocumented migrants, presented by Maj Kastanje, sociologist, Kirkens Korshaer
  • UK hostile environment towards undocumented migrants and the consequences on access to homelessness services, presented by Sally Daghlian, CEO, Praxis Community Projects
  • Q & A session

15:50 - 16:00 coffee break

16:00 -17:30 Homelessness among irregularly residing migrants: what is the role of services? Panel session with contributions by:

  • Jean Lambert MEP, Greens/EFA group
  • Giulia Laganà, Senior Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
  • Dima Yared, Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Michele Levoy, Director, PICUM 
  • Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA
  • Q & A session