Access to Accommodation as a precondition for Social Inclusion of migrants and asylum seekers in the EU 

Registration link or send an email to mauro.striano@feantsa.org 

31st March 2020// Venue: Albert Borschette Congress Center, room  CCAB 3.D. 
Hosted by DG Home, European Commission

Chaired by Wayne Stanley, Simon Community

9.00– 9.15   Introduction by:

  • Angelique Petrits, Policy Officer, Legal Pathways and Integration Unit, DG Home, European Commission
  • Mauro Striano, Policy Officer, FEANTSA

9.15 – 10.30   Access to accommodation and housing for asylum seekers, beneficiaries of
international protection and migrants with a precarious administrative status (first
session)

  • Housing out of reach? Access to housing for beneficiaries of international protection -
    Jean-David Ott, Legal Officer, ECRE
  • Migrants’ encampments and policy responses: an EU comparative analysis – Julien
    Damon, Professor, Science Po Paris
  • Living conditions in Greek reception centres – Dominika Spyratou, Advocacy Officer,
    SolidarityNow

Q&A Session

10.30 – 10.45    Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.45     Access to accommodation and housing for asylum seekers, beneficiaries of
international protection and migrants with a precarious administrative status
(second session):

  • Development of migrants’ encampments in Southern Spain - Jesús Tolmo, Coordinator
    of the Legal Department, Fundación Cepaim
  • Public authorities’ pressure on homeless services that provide support to migrants: the
    French case, Maëlle Lena, Policy Officer, Fédération des Acteurs de la Solidarité

Q&A Session

11.45 – 13.00    Homelessness among migrants and refugees: which way forward?

        Panel session with contributions by:

  • Antoine Savary, Deputy Head of Unit, Legal Pathways and Integration Unit, DG Home, European Commission
  • Stefan Maier, Senior Policy Officer, UNHCR Representation for EU Affairs
  • Michele Levoy, Director, PICUM
  • Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA

Q&A Session

13.00 - 13.30 Sandwich lunch