PRODEC is funded by the European Programme on Integration and Migration (EPIM). The first phase covered the years 2017-2019, the second phase will last until 2021.
The first phase of PRODEC highlighted three main issues:
- the lack of comprehensive and comparable data about destitute mobile EU citizens;
- a gap between professionals working within the homelessness sector and lawyers experts in EU free movement law;
- the lack of structural collaboration with local authorities in identifying and testing good practices that effectively address destitution among mobile EU citizens.
With these issues in mind, over the next two years, PRODEC aims at:
- collecting data and information about destitute mobile EU citizens;
- creating durable links between homeless service providers and lawyers;
- raising awareness, on the one hand, of litigation opportunities among professionals working with destitute mobile EU citizens and, on the other hand, of homelessness issues among legal experts;
- identifying the existing good practice related to services supporting destitute mobile EU citizens;
- involving and work with local authorities to address homelessness among mobile EU citizens.
We will pursue these objectives through the following activities:
- data collection in a few EU cities carried out in collaboration with homeless service providers and local authorities;
- compilation of training modules that aim at guiding service providers and local authorities in dealing with destitute mobile EU citizens;
- the organisation of training workshops in 3 cities to test the training modules; identification of cases that might be the object of strategic litigation;
- showcase of existing god practice in local seminars;
- the organisation of 2 info session at the EU level.
Besides these activities, FEANTSA will also participate, together with the European Citizens Actions Service (ECAS) and Medecins du Monde, in all activities carried out within the framework of the Civic Observatory on the Rights of EU Citizens (CORE).
Contact person: Mauro Striano