Cities publish guidance on irregular migrants

29 April 2019
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The 11 cities in the City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (CMISE) have, with the support of Oxford University, just published comprehensive Guidance for Municipalities on how to respond to the presence of migrants with irregular status, and an accompanying video on Migrants with Irregular Status: How to respond?.

The Guidance sets out the reasons why cities facilitate access to some services, and covers services such as legal advice, healthcare, education and shelter, providing practical information on current practices across Europe. An executive summary is translated into Greek, Spanish, French and Italian, with further languages forthcoming. The Guidance, summary and video, as well as access to background research reports, can also be found on the project website.

The initiative is chaired by Utrecht and includes Athens, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Ghent, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Oslo and Stockholm, with Helsinki and Zurich as associate members. Cities that would like to be contacted about future workshops on this topic should email or to let them know. They would also welcome any feedback on the Guidance.


C-MISE films

The main subtitled video Irregular Migrants in European Cities: How to Respond? [with subtitles] 

The 5 city videos (taken from the main video)

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