Asylum seekers from Romania - Assistance and facilities

Improving the standard of living of today's claimants and their accountability model

Implementation period July 2012 - June 2015

General Program: "Solidarity and management of migratory flows", European Refugee Fund

Venue(s): Bucharest, Galati, Suceava-Rădăuţi, Timisoara, Baia Mare- Somcuta Mare, Giurgiu.

The general objective: improving the situation for asylum seekers from Romania

  In order to achieve the objective, a new strategy approach was chosen in their relationship with the host community. In addition, the promotion of a system of complementary assistance and specialized services was implemented in order to increase the standard of living of asylum seekers in Romania.

   The project aims to achieve its objectives by offering assistance, counseling and complementary facilities for asylum seekers, consisting of:

Emergency Center for asylum seekers

    Specifically, emphasis will be placed on the assistance and facilities granted to asylum seekers belonging to vulnerable categories. This project also involves the opening of an Emergency Center in Timisoara for those who belonging to vulnerable categories. Especially for women, unaccompanied minors, single-parent families or people with disabilities to supplement the number of zonal accommodation places. 

  This complementary assistance plan is based on the principle of making asylum seekers responsible during their stay in Romania. At the same time, the aim is to initiate and maintain an open and effective dialogue between this category of refugees and representatives of the host community. The involvement of relevant actors from the public, private and civil society sectors is essential to be able to offer the assistance and individualized services presented. This aspect is essential in order to make the process of responsibility, involvement, education, information and recreation of SA more efficient, as well as their adaptation to the cultural peculiarities of Romanian society.