PRODEC - Protecting the Rights of Destitute EU mobile Citizens - 1st phase
The 1st phase of the project focused on three Member States: Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom.
The project aimed at:
- Assessing how national legislation has an impact on access to social benefits and on the right to reside for destitute mobile EU citizens and whether it is in line with the EU acquis;
- Facilitating the EU advocacy work on homelessness among mobile EU citizens so as to create consensus around proposals for revision of the existing framework;
- Developing a litigation strategy;
- Collecting and transferring expertise to relevant professionals as well as to destitute mobile EU citizens.
Outcomes of the project
The activities carried out led to the following outcomes:
- A legal guide on the EU acquis related to access to social benefits and expulsions of destitute mobile EU citizens available in
- A fitness check of Belgian, British and German legislations with regard to access to social benefits and expulsions of destitute mobile EU citizens;
- A report on the notion of "worker"
- A policy statement on the role of homelessness services, cities, Member States and the EU
- 2 seminars;
- 2017 seminar - Focus on the United Kingdom
- 2018 seminar - A thin line between social inclusion and expulsion
- Guides for users:
- 2 trainings for professionals working with destitute mobile EU citizens;
- in Berlin
- in Brussels
- A final event to present the outcomes
Contact person: Mauro Striano