ASAP: Accessing services, Sharing Approaches and Practices – Press Release

The project ASAP – Accessing services, Sharing Approaches and Practices, funded by the Asylum Fund, Migration and Integration of the European Union, wants to support local service providers and civil society organisations in the implementation of effective and replicable practices which can respond to third country nationals’ needs in the access to public services in the fields of employment, housing, education and health.

Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic came at a crucial time for international migration. Just prior to the crisis, high inflows were recorded, and populations of immigrants have grown everywhere in Europe. Although several EU member states have used the pandemic to justify the closing of their borders to all migrants, recent studies state that this will have little effect on long-term migration.

In this scenario, the ASAP project directly contributes to the implementation of European integration priorities, from enhancing territorial capacities, resources and expertise to ensuring that all migrants have safe access to basic services and to strengthening migrant-inclusive service delivery systems (obj. 15 – Global Compact for Migration).

The project will be implemented in 6 countries: Greece, Italy and Spain, Austria, Romania and Croatia and will be addressed to service providers, CSOs’ representatives and TCNs.

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