How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need? How do service providers, disabled peoples’ organisation and local authorities address their needs? These are only some of the questions that the AMiD project has tried to investigate to support an efficient management of the reception and inclusion of migrants with disabilities arriving in EU.
The consortium has first tackled the issue of the lack of reliable data collection methods by the development of an online Needs Assessment Tool. The tool has been designed for a wide range of users to better gather data on the number of migrants with disabilities, as well as information on the kind of support they need. The tool is developed in open access format and is now available in 9 different languages.
AMiD has also produced training modules in 5 languages for experts active in the fields of migration and disability to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among the two sectors. Topics such as human rights-based approach, personalised and integrated services, and user involvement was at the centre of training sessions organised for professionals.
In addition, AMiD reached out to relevant policy makers, stakeholder and local and regional authorities by targeted meetings organized across Europe. By using a multi-stakeholders approach, the meetings aimed at bringing together public authorities and civil society organisations to inspire a common way for inclusion among key actors.
All these aspects were discussed during AMiD final conference, and an event video report is available here
The project is gathering information about the situation in members' countries, and would be very grateful if you could fill in this short survey here. (Only EASPD members)
For more information about the AMiD project, visit https://www.easpd.eu/en/content/amid