Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants in Europe: The Key Role of Local and Regional Authorities

octobre 2014

Regional and local authorities across Europe have varying competences in the field of health policy, both as policy makers as well as service providers. Whatever the division of competences, local and regional authorities deal with the realities of undocumented migrants living in and contributing to their communities, as well as their health needs.

This brief provides a number of examples – from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden - where local and regional authorities have used their capacities as policy makers or service providers, often in cooperation with civil society organisations, to increase the level of services provided to undocumented migrants in their localities, and tackle practical barriers to improve access.

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Undocumented Migrants - Symptom, Not the Problem

avril 2007

In this briefing paper, PICUM reviews some of the thinking behind policy responses which have arisen as a consequence of people's anxieties regarding  irregular migration and  the presence of undocumented migrants within states' territories.

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Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

avril 2007

This briefing paper draws attention to positions being developed by politicians and policy makers across Europe for whom trafficking in human beings (THB) is regarded as more or less synonymous with irregular migration and the position of undocumented migrants.

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Decent Work for Undocumented Migrants

avril 2007

The aim of this policy brief is to identify the pressures involved in achieving decent work for migrants, building on the ILO Decent Work Agenda. It focuses on the concept of the vulnerability of migrant workers and on the important role that migrants can play for development.

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