Special Non-contributory Benefits for EU Migrants: A Tri-city Project
The AIRE Centre is excited to announce the start of a new project funded by the European Commission on 'Special Non-Contributory Benefits for EU Migrants'. In collaboration with FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centre, Dublin) and Lize Glass (legal consultant and former AIRE intern, Amsterdam) and with the support of our new Skadden fellow Sarah St. Vincent, the project aims to improve the information that EU migrants have about their right to access special non-contributory benefits. Over 15 months, we will be collecting statistical data, holding discussions with other NGOs and lawyers, reviewing decisions of courts and tribunals and analysing the findings to support the sharing of information, development of best practice and increase in capacity of advisers’ and representatives’ knowledge about special non-contributory benefits across the three cities. The first round-table was held in London, 19 January 2012, generously hosted by Skadden Arps LLP. The second round-table shall be held in Dublin on 1 March 2012. More information shall be provided shortly. If you have any questions, please contact Esther Lieu
City data on homelessness – Making progress!
We have been collecting data on homelessness (ETHOS 1 and 2) over the last 10 days together with University College London on European cities. We are still however lacking validated data for the following cities, so please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have the data available: Amsterdam, Athens, Bucharest, Ljublana, Luxembourg, Madrid, Sofia, Vienna, Warsaw.