Undocumented migrants

Friday, 03.10.2014 | 15:30 - 17:30

Organised by the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Walk the public health talk: access to healthcare for undocumented migrants

Public and political discourse around migrants has become increasingly negative and criminalising. At the same time, some governments are targeting health systems for cuts in public spending. in this context, limiting access to health services for migrants despite the negative impacts on the individual, the community and public health as a whole are gaining ground in some EU Member States. It is therefore essential that we recall the evidence and strengthen the promotion of universal health services.

The aims of this workshop are two-fold. Firstly, it will update participants on the state of play for access to healthcare services for undocumented migrants in Europe. This will include interactive and in-depth discussions with healthcare practitioners on specific examples of good practices – both providing services and collecting data to support evidence-based policy-making and reform. Secondly, it will provide space for and challenge participants to consider concrete steps to advance reform in policy or practice in their individual contexts.

World Café sessions moderated by

Frank Vanbiervliet, Medecins du Monde International (Doctors of the World)

Carina Spak, MedeAmberMed, Austria


Lilana Keith, Programme Officer, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

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