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Past events: CONFERENCE: Unwelcome. Homeless EU Migrants, the Law, Rights and Challenges


On 23 April The AIRE Centre will bring together lawyers, academics and voluntary organisations at a conference to share experiences and brainstorm ideas on the topic of homeless EU migrants in London.

To book a place, please register online.

The event will focus on the legality of removing homeless EU nationals to their home countries and creating innovative European law-based solutions to counteract the impact of recent legal changes on vulnerable individuals.   

Speakers will include: Nuala Mole and Matthew Moriarty (The AIRE Centre), Richard Drabble, QC (Landmark Chambers), Bojana Asanovic (Lamb Building), Rita Chada (Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London), Laura Greason (Roma Support Group), Martin Williams (CPAG) and Jed Meers (University of York).

Thanks to support from Trust for London we have been running a project on Combatting EU Migrant Homelessness in London which helps the disproportionate number of homeless European citizens in London to access support and become more aware of their rights under EU and European human rights law. We do this by supporting individuals, advisers and organisations with free legal advice, strategic litigation and capacity building, including conferences such as this one.

The run up to elections has made the immigration debate toxic. Changes in legislation have increased restrictions on the ability of EU migrants to access social assistance. So bringing organisations dedicated to ensuring those most vulnerable are able to access support is all the more important.



The event will take place on Thursday 23 April 2015 at the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre. For more information contact

Are you a lawyer working with European citizens? An adviser supporting homeless Europeans? Or a European citizen interested in free movement law? Then don’t forget to sign up!

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