Due to restrictive national laws, migrants with precarious immigration status have no or only limited access to social services in European countries. The exclusion of parts of the population from access to public services is a challenge for local authorities across Europe. It undermines their ability to achieve important policy goals such as reducing homelessness, protecting public health, or protecting children, as well as ensuring the compliance with human rights. Municipalities are therefore developing local approaches to include this segment of their population into basic services. The European comparative research project "LoReMi - Local Responses to Precarious Migrants: Frames, Strategies and Evolving Practices in Europe" has investigated the strategies and innovative practices they use as well as the political, legal and practical challenges that exist, based on the three cities of Cardiff (Wales, UK), Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and Vienna (Austria).
Numerous publications from the research project are now available in German and English: in addition to case study reports on Vienna, Frankfurt and Cardiff, there is also a comparative report, including corresponding summaries, and a policy paper with policy recommendations.
Vienna Case Study Report:
Zusammenfassung Deutsch: Lokale Antworten auf Migrant:innen mit prekärem Aufenthaltsstatus: Ein vergleichender Bericht über Rahmen, Strategien und innovative Praktiken in Europa, opens an external URL in a new window
All reports are available for download on the COMPAS website of the University of Oxford, opens an external URL in a new window in the "Outputs" section.