The war in Ukraine has forced millions of people to seek safety in neighboring EU countries. How were they treated? What needs to be improved?
A new study by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) aims to answer these questions. The results of the study will be used to provide recommendations to the EU and host countries on how to further support refugees.
“As the war in Ukraine continues, EU countries are hosting and supporting an unprecedented number of people seeking security in the EU,” said FRA director Michael O’Flaherty. “This creates a wide range of fundamental rights challenges now and possibly in the future. With this survey, the FRA aims to help the EU and affected countries find sustainable solutions that will benefit host countries and people fleeing this tragic war.”
The online survey covers the experiences and opinions of all adults and their children who left Ukraine and moved to the EU to escape the war. The questions cover problems related to work, education, housing and health care. The survey also includes questions about language learning, integration, and experiences of discrimination and racism.
The survey is conducted in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It will end on September 30th.
People fleeing the war in Ukraine can fill out the questionnaire in English, Ukrainian or Russian.
The FRA plans to release the survey results in 2023. The survey is part of a broader FRA effort to examine the impact of the war on fundamental human rights in the EU.