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Accommodation is one of the material reception conditions provided to applicants for international protection (AIP) upon arrival.

The provision of housing aims to ensure an adequate standard of living for AIPs.

There are three types of accommodation structures:

  • Phase 1 structure (first reception centre, short stay);
  • Phase 2 structures (emergency reception, in principle 1 month);
  • Phase 3 structures (sustainable homes) with different structures up to 300 beds.

The daily management of the reception structures is ensured by OLAI or its partners: Caritas and Red Cross. However, the accommodation structures remain the responsibility of OLAI.

In some facilities, a manager is permanently on site to ensure the daily operation of the housing structure.