Bruksela i Amsterdam — lokalne konteksty bezdomności polskich migrantów
The number of migrants who are presenting to homeless services in European countries has grown recently, in particular following the expansion of the European Union in 2004 and 2007. Migrants often face legal barriers in access to accommodation and welfare assistance, many have limited financial resources and are vulnerable to unemployment, all of which puts them at a higher risk of homelessness. Even though Brussels and Amsterdam are territorially and culturally close, Polish migrants experience rooflessness there differently. Their different coping strategies and experiences may be attributed to distinctive migration patterns, position in the labour market, but also to the local context: accessibility of low-threshold services, municipal regulations concerning behaviour in public spaces or police practices.