NOVA was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security to evaluate activities and measures for arriving EEA citizens who subsist as beggars.
The Grant Scheme for Humanitarian Measures to Arriving EEA Citizens who Subsist as Beggars (Tilskuddsordningen for humanitære tiltak til tilreisende EØS- borgere som tigger), is managed by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. NGOs are the general receivers of support for their activities. NOVA was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security to implement an evaluation that should comprise activities and measures running from 2016, and focus the following topics:
To assess the effects of the actions that were implemented, and to identity the projects that appear most appropriate for the target group.
- To assess whether the target group have needs that are not met by the Grant Scheme.
- To assess whether or not this scheme, or certain project may be said to support/maintain begging.
- To discuss the relationship between the responsibility held by the local government according to the law concerning this group, and the tasks that the NGO’s that receive support take on.
- To clarify the need for modification of the Scheme and to assess which legal authority should managed the Grant Scheme.
22 activities received support from the scheme and 21 of these are comprised by the evaluation. The activities are implemented in 8 towns and by several organisations. The evaluation will be based on written sources such as applications for support and reports, and on qualitative interview with a representatives of NGOs, and with street beggars and magazine peddlers.
Participants at OsloMet
Engebrigtsen, A.I. & A.V. Haug (2018). Evaluering av tilskuddsordningen for humanitære tiltak til tilreisende EØS-borgere som tigger. NOVA Notat 2/18 (fagarkivet.oslomet.no)