My Mobility Mentor Inception Meeting / ‘Invisible Migrants’ Event
Friday 9th May marked the opening meeting of the My Mobility Mentor project. The project and aims to establish a network of rights advisors who can advise Romanian and Bulgarian migrants moving to Belgium, Italy or the UK, aiding them in the process of moving to, settling in, and finding a job in another Member State, as well as providing legal support if things go wrong. The network will allow individual advisers to develop solutions to problems encountered by workers by sharing practical knowledge in the area of free movement of workers. In the framework of the project, pre-departure and post-arrival meetings will be held where migrants can receive a variety of information; a practical guide on what to do when migrating will be published; and a web-hub will be created containing general and tailor-made legal information for EU migrant workers and posted workers.
The inception meeting coincided with a training event on EU advocacy and the rights of vulnerable EU migrants on the 8th May. The training covered areas such as how to bring domestic law into line with EU law, strategic litigation, targeting the European Commission, and infringement proceedings.