In the past months, the EEG has seen a worrying trend in the way that the European Union (EU) and Member States have responded to the needs of groups of people in vulnerable situations in the context of migration.
In particular, the group is concerned by the findings of reports highlighting that the needs of people in vulnerable situations, including children, homeless people, persons with disabilities and people experiencing mental health problems, are not being met in a manner that is consistent with human rights.
Concerned by the exclusion of groups of people in vulnerable situations in the context of migration and drawing from the expertise of its members, the EEG sent a letter to various EU Commissioners and EU Agencies Directors with a series of recommendations to be applied to groups of people in vulnerable situations. In conjunction with these recommendations, the EEG has also prepared a background document with more information on the legal framework and situation of specific groups.
The European Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care is a broad coalition gathering stakeholders representing people with care or support needs including children, people with disabilities, people experiencing mental health problems, families, people experiencing homelessness ; as well as service providers, public authorities and intergovernmental organisations.
Supported by the European Commission in the framework of a Joint Action Project (EaSI Programme)