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 and Adrienne Homberger, Technische Universität Wien, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Centre for Sociology, Austria

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

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

Shams Asadi, Human Rights Commissioner, City of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Petra Tiarks-Jungk, Director, Humanitarian Consultations, Department of Health, Frankfurt City Council and Sarah Alexandra Lang, Coordinator for Humanitarian Health Services, Department of Health, Frankfurt City Council, Germany


Austria, Germany, UK






Local Responses to Migrants with Precarious Status: Frames, Strategies and Evolving Practices in Europe
Working Papers | Adrienne Homberger, Maren Kirchhoff, Marie-Laure Mallet, Ilker Ataç, Simon Güntner & Sarah Spencer | 2022