Plan and process evaluation National Immigration Facilities

Constitutional and administrative law / National government

Plan and process evaluation National Immigration Facilities

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In November 2018, the Dutch central government and Dutch municipalities concluded a cooperation agreement for the realisation of a nationwide network of shelter and counselling facilities for foreign nationals without a right of residence and without entitlement to the central reception facilities (Rijksopvang). As formulated in the programme plan, the purpose of these National Immigration Facilities (Landelijke Vreemdelingen Voorzieningen, LVVs) is to find sustainable solutions for migrants without a right of residence and without entitlement to the central reception facilities by guiding them to assisted voluntary return, onward migration or, if appropriate, legalisation of residence.

The Ministry of Justice and Security has made funds available for the pilot phase of the programme for a period of three years. The LVV programme is co-commissioned by municipalities, parties from the migration chain and the Ministry of Justice and Security. At the national level, the programme office acts as a contractor and is responsible for supporting the pilot municipalities and working out development themes. The LVV pilot is carried out locally in close collaboration with the programme office and it is managed both nationally and locally. It was set up in the months after November 2018, and in the spring and summer of 2019 the pilot started with five pilot municipalities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, and Groningen). In these pilot municipalities, the municipality, local NGOs, and migration chain partners collaborate to realise sustainable solutions for the foreign nationals in the LVV.

A plan and process evaluation of the pilot was carried out from May 2019 to April 2020. This objective of this study was to provide insight into the set-up of the pilot, the expected effective elements and the first practical experiences with the implementation.

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Mack, A., Verbeek, E., Klaver, J.
Regioplan beleidsonderzoek, WODC
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