Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Reports

Sweden

Migration Board report: Resettlement to another life (2010)

This is a Thematic Report (3:2010) by the Swedish Migration Board entitled 'Resettlement to another life' (Vidarebosättning till ett annat liv). The report has a general introduction about resettlement in the world, stating that the number of quota countries and quotas are growing - but way too slowly. It investigates resettlement in Sweden from a historical perspective and describes Sweden’s present approach to resettlement and integration of refugees.

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Migration Board report: Resettlement to another life (2010) in Swedish

Migration Board: Reporting of chairmanship of UNHCR’s Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement and Working Group on Resettlement (2010)

This is a report from the Swedish Migration Board’s Chairmanship of UNHCR's Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) and of the Working Group on Resettlement (WGR) in 2010. As chair, Sweden was responsible for implementing the annual consultation and to drive the development of the resettlement scheme forward.

The theme chosen for the Chairmanship was ‘Increased Global Commitment and capability for Resettlement’. The aim was to increase other countries' awareness of the need for more resettlement places. The report describes the funding and the organisation process of the Chairmanship, and outlines the results of Sweden’s input.

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Migration Board: Reporting of chairmanship of UNHCR’s Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement and Working Group on Resettlement (2010) in Swedish

The MOST Project (2008)

Promoting Independence in Living

The Most Project (Modelling of Orientation, Services and training related to the Resettlement and Reception of Refugess) was a transnational project funded by the European Refugee Fund. It started in December 2006 and concluded in January 2008. The project was led by the Ministry of Labour in Finland and the project partners were the Reception and Integration Agency, Ireland, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Spain and the Swedish Migration Board, Sweden. The project was implemented in cooperation with the UNHCR,  IOM and ECRE.

 The overall purpose of the project was to develop comprehensive models for quicker and better integration of refugees. This included testing new practises and approaches related to the selection of refugees, orientation upon their arrival and introduction to the structures and habits of the host society. By developing these actions we hoped to create a resettlement process that would support the integration of refugees into the new host society.

The report is linked below.

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Promoting Independence in Living

Sweden snapshot

Size: 449,964 km2

Population: 9.2 million

Year of EU Entry: 1995

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 10,830 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1950)

Resettlement Quota: 1,900 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 1,853 (2012)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.