Completed AMiD - Access to Services for Migrants with Disabilities
AMiD project aims to support efficient management of the reception and integration of asylum seekers and migrants with disabilities in the European Union (EU).
AMiD project (Access to services for Migrants with Disabilities) supported the efficient management of the reception and integration of asylum seekers and migrants with disabilities in the European Union (EU). The project was led by the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD). Together with its Italian and Greek members, EDF provided the perspective of persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and ensured its compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The project ran from January 2018 until December 2019. It created a Specific Needs Assessment Tool to be used by all actors dealing with migrants’ assessment. Such a tool will empower Local Authorities, NGOs, and EU agencies to assess and support with adequate responses migrants and refugees with disabilities, hopefully serving as a foundation for launching a common EU approach to this topic.
Other results of the project:
- operative manual to reach out to the local authorities in EN – DE – FR – IT – GR
- national reports on Austria, Finland, Greece, Italy
- Cross-country report – EN – DE – FR – IT – GR
- Report of the final conference in November 2019 in EN – DE – FR – IT – GR
EDF’s role in the project was its participation in the Community-Advisory Board together with the four other project partners (EASPD, Assembly of European Regions, Association of European Border Regions, and SOLIDAR), 3 regional governors of Timis in Romania, Valencia in Spain, and Värmland in Sweden, external experts from Migrant and Minority Disability Network Europe and European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA).
An-Sofie Leenknecht – Human Rights Coordinator