The development of the AMiD Project doesn’t stop. Last 26th and 27th of April, EASPD participated in Nicosia (Cyprus) in the second meeting of the AMiD Project (Access to services for Migrants with Disabilities), a EU funded project that aims to support an efficient management of the reception and integration of asylum seekers and migrants with disabilities in the EU.
An important minority of migrants arriving in Europe are persons with disabilities, and very often their specific conditions and support needs are not properly assessed. In this last meeting, the partner organisations got down to work on the development of:
- A Needs-Assessment Tool to empower NGOs and local authorities to assess and support with adequate responses migrants with disabilities.
- Guidance modules and workshop sessions to improve knowledge and responses of multidisciplinary professionals.
- Targeted meetings with stakeholders to create a permanent cooperation among NGOs, local authorities and EU Agencies.
AMiD project, which is coordinated by EASPD, has recently set up a Community Advisory Board (CAB) as a permanent task-force able to coordinate, transfer and exploit project’s results all over Europe to inspire a future common action in this field. The first meeting of the AMiD CAB took place in EASPD office in Brussels in the beginning of April.
This project gathers 12 organisations from 8 different EU countries and will last 2 years (January 2018 to December 2019). The partnership is composed by European NGOs, local organisations working with migrants, service providers, disabled people’s organisation and research and development centre.