Types of accommodation

Romania

Country Report: Types of accommodation Last updated: 30/11/20

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Most asylum seekers are accommodated in Regional Centres for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers, managed by IGI-DAI. The management of reception is decentralised to the level of counties.

 

The capacity of the different Regional Centres operating across the country (see Freedom of Movement) is as follows:

 

Capacity and occupancy of the reception system: 2019

Centre

Capacity

Occupancy at 31 Dec 2019

Timișoara

50

73

Şomcuta Mare

100

122

Rădăuţi

130

88

Galaţi

200

66

Bucharest

320

174

Giurgiu

100

52

Total

900

575

Source: IGI-DAI, 20 February 2020.

 

The total capacity of the Regional Centres is 900 places, with the possibility of extension to a total of 1,090 places. At the end of 2019, the number of persons staying in the centres was 575, of which 461 asylum seekers and 114 beneficiaries of international protection.[1] Until now, it has not happened that asylum seekers were left without accommodation due to a shortage of places in the reception centres.

 

In addition to the Regional Centres, AIDRom, one of the NGOs implementing the AMIF national programme, runs two Accommodation Centres for vulnerable groups (see Special Reception Needs).

 

Asylum seekers may also request to stay in private accommodation at their own cost. In this case, they have to present to IGI-DAI a lease agreement registered with the tax authorities or a commodity contract concluded in authentic form.



[1]          Information provided by IGI-DAI, 20 February 2020.

 

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation