Resettlement Saves Lives - World Refugee Day Lunch Celebration
BRUSSELS, 08 June 2012—On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2012, the EU Resettlement Network, EUROCITIES and the city of Utrecht are delighted to invite you to celebrate the contribution of European municipalities, cities and regions to providing refugee protection and upholding human rights.
Refugee resettlement involves the transfer of refugees from the country in which they first sought asylum - generally a developing country - to a third country that has accepted them as permanent residents. Resettlement is a vital tool of global protection for many thousands of refugees across the world.
For many years, European municipalities, cities and regions have provided the welcoming, safe and supportive communities in which resettled refugees can begin their new lives as European citizens. Many others are beginning their resettlement journey, or considering their participation in resettlement in the near future.
The lunchtime programme of speakers and short films will introduce refugee resettlement in Europe, highlight the successes of cities and regions in advocating for more and better resettlement in Europe and present the opportunities for city and regional involvement in ICMC’s SHARE city network and the wider EU Resettlement Network. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Please click here to express your interest in attending the Resettlement Saves Lives - World Refugee Day Lunch Celebration. Please note that places at the event are limited, and we will confirm your registration by email by Thursday, June 14th.