The University of Oxford’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), together with nine Eurocities member cities, has recently released a video entitled ‘Irregular Migrants in European Cities: How to respond?’ alongside ‘Guidance for Municipalities’ on how to secure access to social rights for all forms of irregular migrants in their localities.
A knowledge-exchange project, facilitated by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, C-MISE (City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe) supports a working group of nine European cities, meeting over a two year period, to achieve four aims:
- Build a stronger body of evidence on city practices in relation to migrants with irregular immigration status
- Share learning on policy and practices in relation to service provision to adults and children
- Develop and disseminate guidance material on key areas of service provision, including four short videos, relevant to municipalities across Europe
- Develop a shared, city perspective on ways in which irregular migrants could be mainstreamed into EU policy agendas.
The project is funded by the Open Society Initiative for Europe and facilitated by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity (‘The Global Exchange’), the knowledge-exchange arm of COMPAS.
For more details see here.