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Policies on health care for undocumented migrants in the EU27 and Switzerland : [publication] : towards a comparative framework : summary report /

by Björngren Cuadra, Carin; Cattacin, Sandro.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Work Package ; 4. Policy Compilation and EU Landscape.Publisher: Malmö : Malmö Institute for Studies of migration, diversity and welfare (MIM), 2011Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 20 p.SAPHIR theme(s): Migrants | Assurances socialesMeSH subject(s): Health Services Accessibility | Insurance, Health | Transients and Migrants | Health Status | Public Policy | Insurance Coverage | Health Services Accessibility -- legislation & jurisprudence | Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence | Europe | Switzerland | Comparative StudyPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: ReportOnline resources: Date de consultation : 16.08.2012 Summary: Undocumented migrants have gained increasing attention in the EU as a vulnerable group which is exposed to high health risks and which poses a challenge to public health. In general, undocumented migrants face considerable barriers in accessing services. The health of undocumented migrants is at great risk due to difficult living and working conditions, often characterised by uncertainty, exploitation and dependency... The EU Project, “Health Care in NowHereland”, works on the issue of improving healthcare services for undocumented migrants. Experts within research and the field identify and assess contextualised models of good practice within healthcare for undocumented migrants. This builds upon compilations of: policies in the EU 27 at national level ; practices of healthcare for undocumented migrants at regional and local level ; experiences from NGOs and other advocacy groups from their work with undocumented migrants... As per its title, the project introduces the image of an invisible territory of NowHereland which is part of the European presence, “here and now”. How healthcare is organised in NowHereland, which policy frameworks influence healthcare provision and who the people are that live and act in this NowHereland are the central questions raised. [Extr. preface, p. 3]
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Complément du titre: Health care in Nowhereland: improving services for undocumented migrants in the EU

Undocumented migrants have gained increasing attention in the EU as a vulnerable group which is exposed to high health risks and which poses a challenge to public health. In general, undocumented migrants face considerable barriers in accessing services. The health of undocumented migrants is at great risk due to difficult living and working conditions, often characterised by uncertainty, exploitation and dependency... The EU Project, “Health Care in NowHereland”, works on the issue of improving healthcare services for undocumented migrants. Experts within research and the field identify and assess contextualised models of good practice within healthcare for undocumented migrants. This builds upon compilations of: policies in the EU 27 at national level ; practices of healthcare for undocumented migrants at regional and local level ; experiences from NGOs and other advocacy groups from their work with undocumented migrants... As per its title, the project introduces the image of an invisible territory of NowHereland which is part of the European presence, “here and now”. How healthcare is organised in NowHereland, which policy frameworks influence healthcare provision and who the people are that live and act in this NowHereland are the central questions raised. [Extr. preface, p. 3]