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

EU funded projects

Projects and Initiatives

Paving the Way: A Handbook on the Reception and Integration of Resettled Refugees (2011)

During 2010 and 2011, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) has been implementing in partnership with IOM and UNHCR, the ERF funded resettlement project ‘Promotion of resettlement in the EU through Practical Cooperation by EU Member States and other Stakeholders’. The present Handbook ('Paving the way - a handbook on the Reception and Integration of Resettled Refugees') has been produced within the framework of this project.

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Paving the way: A handbook on the reception and integration of resettled refugees

Linking-In EU Resettlement (2011)

This is an ERF co-funded project by IOM, UNHCR and ICMC, which provides a platform and activities to link all resettlement actors in a European Resettlement Network. The project began in September 2011 and runs until November 2012 and aims to strengthen the expertise of European practitioners in all stages of the resettlement and integration process. It focuses on the reception and integration of refugees at the local level and linking the pre-departure and post-arrival phases in order to make resettlement more successful.  National, regional and local governmental authorities, NGO and civil society representatives will be able to connect and share knowledge and best practice in resettlement.

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Welcome to Europe! A Guide to Resettlement: A Comparative Review of Resettlement in Europe (2009)

This publication by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) aims to reinforce the essential role of resettlement in Europe. It offers an overview of the UNHCR framework for resettlement, field experiences, perspectives and the knowledge of a number of European NGOs and government staff working in resettlement programmes. It presents a country-by-country description of existing resettlement programmes, partners and practices in the countries that are currently conducting resettlement in Europe.

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Welcome to Europe! A guide to resettlement: A comparative review of resettlement in Europe, 2009 Update

MOST project: Promoting Independence in Resettlement - Final report (2008)

This report describes activities carried out within the MOST project (Modelling of Orientation, Services and Training related to the Resettlement and Reception of Refugees), which focused on the quality of post-resettlement integration services.

MOST was a transnational project funded by the European Refugee Fund (duration: 2006-2008). The Ministry of Labour in Finland led the project and the project partners were the Reception and Integration Agency, Ireland, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Spain and the Migration Board, Sweden. The project was implemented in cooperation with the UNHCR,IOM and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). The project highlighted the need to encourage an active participation of resettled refugees in the integration of other resettled refugees, and the need to assist refugees to become self-sufficient as early as possible in accessing mainstreamed services, while ensuring that such services are adapted to the individual needs and capacities of the refugee.

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Promoting Independence in Resettlement - Final report (2008) in English

MORE project: Shaping our future - A Practical Guide to the Selection, Reception and Integration of Resettled Refugees (2005)

MORE was a transnational, EU-funded project (duration: 2003-2005). The Project partners were the Ministry of Labour, Finland (MOL) and the Reception and Integration Agency, Ireland (RIA) in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

The aim of the Project was to develop comprehensive models for the resettlement process which can be utilised by other European Union Member States and other countries. The main outcome of the Project was the production of this practical guide to the resettlement process.

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MORE project: Shaping our future - A Practical Guide to the Selection, Reception and Integration of Resettled Refugees (2005) in English

Feasibility study about the setting up of resettlement schemes in the EU (2003)

The 'Study on the Feasibility of setting up resettlement schemes in EU Member States or at EU Level, against the background of the Common European Asylum system and the goal of a Common Asylum Procedure' has been carried out by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) on behalf of the European Commission (Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs).

This study aimed at identifying conditions for drawing up EC instruments which would include rules on resettlement in all Member States or at EU level. The European Commission specified that such instruments had to be compatible with the long term objectives of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and support efforts to improve the management of forced migration movements, facilitating legal access to international protection by those justifiably seeking such protection.

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Feasibility study about the setting up of resettlement schemes in the EU (2003) in English