Local Responses to Precarious Migrants: Frames, Strategies and Evolving Practices in Europe (LoReMi) March 2021 - October 2022


This project aims at mapping and enhancing local strategies to address the exclusion from essential services of migrants with precarious residential status. It will explore the challenges migrants face, emphasising the particular experiences of women, the services available in some cities such as healthcare and shelter, and the rationales for them. Case studies in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Vienna, in partnership with city councils and consultation with stakeholders, will explore differing approaches to provision within contrasting legal frameworks, including collaboration between public services and civil society.

The project will strengthen transnational networking and knowledge exchange to inform and enhance future practice.

Principal Investigator

Sarah Spencer


Marie Mallet-Garcia


JPI Urban Europe


Professor Dr. Simon Güntner
Technische Universität Wien, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Centre for Sociology, Austria,

Professor Dr. Ilker Ataç
Hochschule Fulda, Centre of Research for Society and Sustainability (CeSSt), Germany

Siân Sanders
Manager for Cohesion and Community Engagement, Cardiff City Council

Shams Asadi
Human Rights Commissioner, City of Vienna

Dr. Petra Tiarks-Jungk
Director, Humanitarian Consultations, Department of Health, Frankfurt City Council


Austria, Germany, UK