Policies on irregular migrants - Volume I: Italy and Germany (2008)
The insecurity which irregular migrants face on a daily basis, due to the unlawfulness of their residence, prompted the European Committee on Migration (CDMG) to assess their situation in Council of Europe member states. The aim of the exercice was to pool and evaluate national experiences and to draw up proposals on dealing with irregular migrants and improving co-operation between countries of origin and host countries.
Five countries volunteered - Armenia, Germany, Greece, Italy and the Russian Federation - and submitted certain aspects of their national policies on the situation of irregular migrants for evaluation.
The first volume contains a summary chapter (objectives, methodology, lessons to be drawn, etc.) and the national reports of Italy and Germany.
Part I – Synthesis of policies on irregular migrants
1. Objectives of the research programme
2. Summary of the methodologies from each of the reports
3. Short description of patterns of irregular migration
4. Summary of how each country addresses the issue of irregular migration
5. Analysis of common approaches to regularisation that have emerged from the reports
6. Analysis of the perceived effectiveness of regularisation policies in the participating countries
7. Short analysis of the impact of regularisation policies on irregular migration flows
8. What lessons can be learned from the five national policies?
9. Recommendations for future actions
Part II – Italian policy on irregular migrants in the labour market and the shadow economy
by Laura Zanfrini
1. Short analysis of irregular migration
2. Main characteristics of the specific policy
3. The impact of specific new policies on irregular migration and migrants
4. Summary and conclusions
Part III – The legal situation of irregular migrants in Germany and their access to social rights
by Winfried Kluth
1. The phenomenon of irregular migration
2. German legislation on social rights of irregular migrants