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|ECRE Project on Elderly Refugees
| The project 'Reception and integration of Elderly
Refugees' represents a part of a larger European project.
Download ECRE Project on Elderly Refugees
final report here.
The coordinating agency is ECRE
(European Council on Refugees and Exiles) - a European network
comprising about 60 member agencies that work to assist refugees
and asylum seekers.
This project is supported by the European Refugee Fund.
asylkoordination österreich is examining the situation
of aged refugees.
The project applies to all refugees aged 50 and older regardless
of whether they came only recently to the host country or grew
Elderly refugees are often referred to as a particularly vulnerable
group, in addition to e.g. unaccompanied minors and traumatized
In Europe there have been few surveys and inquiries about elderly
refugees. The same is true for refugee assisting projects -
they have scarcely focused on the needs of the elderly.
Most refugees who enter the European Union are aged between
20 and 45. That is why nearly none of the available supporting
structures and offers - such as housing, language tuition, medical
care - fit the needs of people beyond employable age.
In the policies of refugee assisting NGOs the needs of the elderly
have also been rather neglected. Through this project the interests
and needs of elderly refugees should be better looked after.
_ Building up and sustaining a network for exchange of
experience between NGOs.
_ Survey on the situation of refugees in European countries
covering the following issues:
Statistic figures (number of aged refugees,
Medical and social care.
Availability of housing and other facilities
suitable for aged people.
Conceptual design of practical support for
download a report on the findings here [PDF, 800 kb, english].
_ Collection of Good Practice Models.
_ Recommandations for lobbying activities on national and
_ Resarch activities.
_ European Conference on Reception and Integration of Refugees, Vienna, 11th - 13th of October 2002.
This joint conference combined four themes,
which in the last two years have been examined by agencies
of different European nations within the ECRE project on reception
and integration of refugees.
The conference included working groups
on the following issues:
Reception and Integration of Elderly Refugees
- asylkoordination österrreich (coordination).
Protection and Rehabilitation of Traumatized
Refugees - Caritas
Education - World
University Service (Refugee Education and TrainingAdvisory Service), UK (coordination).
Employment - British
Refugee Council, UK (coordination).
For further informations and orders of project reports
tel. ++43 01 53 212 91 - 14
|An ECRE Project
|Supported by the European Refugee Fund
'Analysing new Approaches in Policy and Practice'