This report is about homeless migrants who stay in the City of Copenhagen. The free movement of labour within the EU, the expansion of the EU to the east in 2004 and 2007 and the slump and economic recession, which Europe has experienced over the past years, are often described as conditions which together have led to an increase in the number of homeless migrants in Copenhagen. Homeless migrants have few rights, just as this is a group of homeless people about which very little documented knowledge exists.
This report describes the experiences projekt UDENFOR has had in relation to homeless migrants, that – hopefully – it can contribute to qualifying the future social work.
The objective of the report is to clarify a complex social phenomenon about homeless migrants, including their number, problems and needs as well as putting proposals forward for future measures that can contribute to qualifying the future work. The objective of the report is as follows:
– To describe the diversity in the group of homeless migrants, including the
legal frameworks for their sojourn in Denmark, number, nationalities and
their immediate problems.
– To characterise homeless migrants’ problems, including reasons for
migration, living conditions and health as well as the migrants’ needs in
future social work.
– To draw up a catalogue of proposals for future measures at EU level,
national level as well as municipal level