ATD Pilot Projects

Each adapted to their own national context, the pilot projects in the European ATD Network work with a range of migrant cohorts to provide case management as an alternative to immigration detention. They explore how alternatives based on engagement can reduce absconding and work towards case resolution, meeting the needs of migrants and States.

The pilots aim to generate evidence and models for effective alternatives, in order to initiate discussions and partnership between civil society and governments around shared interests in fair and effective immigration systems in which immigration detention is only used as a last resort.