ICMC Europe

About ICMC Europe

ICMC Europe is the EU policy and programme office located in Brussels representing ICMC at European level, coordinating advocacy actions and implementing networking, capacity-building and multi-stakeholder collaboration programmes, particularly in the areas of refugee resettlement, mixed migration, integration, human trafficking, and migration and development.

ICMC Europe works to promote resettlement in Europe and, with its partners IOM and UNHCR, develops the European Resettlement Network to build European resettlement capacity and expertise. To engage local and regional actors as new actors in the wider European Resettlement Network, ICMC Europe is currently implementing the SHARE Project, a 24-month pilot programme funded by the European Commission and begun in early 2012. SHARE builds a resettlement network of European regions, cities, municipalities and their civil society partners involved in and/or with a commitment to refugee resettlement, protection and integration.

Via the Resettlement Saves Lives campaign, ICMC Europe together with other leading NGOs in the field, advocates for 20,000 places for resettled refugees to be offered by European countries each year by 2020.

ICMC Europe is a member of the FRONTEX Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights, the Fundamental Rights Platform of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Consultative Forum.

ICMC Europe is a member of ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles) and PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants).


Senior staff:




Policy & Finance:




Administration & Communications:

Head of Office


City Coordinator


Policy, Project Development and
Finance Officer

Kristin BLAIS
Resettlement Network Coordinator

Administrative and Communication Assistant

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Emergency Resettlement Project

In 2013-14, the European Resettlement Network will enter a new phase of development under a joint IOM, UNHCR and ICMC project entitled, ‘Strengthening the response to emergency resettlement needs.’Read more

A European Resettlement Network Engaging Cities and Regions

Cities that Care, Cities that SHARE

The SHARE project, led by ICMC, aims to build a European resettlement network of cities, municipalities and regions. The SHARE network is an integral part of the wider EU Resettlement Network, and facilitates the inclusion of local and regional actors in the network as new resettlement stakeholders.Read more

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A further joint IOM, UNHCR and ICMC project: Linking in EU resettlement

Building upon the results and achievements of the previous ‘Practical Cooperation in EU Resettlement’ project, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and ICMC have commenced a new follow-up project intended to promote refugee resettlement in Europe by strengthening the engagement and capacity of European Union Member States.Read more

Statement on the Partnership Principle in the EU Asylum and Migration Fund

In November 2011, the European Commission published a set of legislative proposals on EU funding in the area of Home Affairs for the period 2014-2020, which are currently being discussed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission. As part of these proposals, an Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) will be created, which will play an important role in financing activities addressing the needs of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants across Europe.Read more

A new EU Resettlement Programme offers a safe haven and a new start for refugees

BRUSSELS, 29 March 2012—With the European Parliament vote on March 29th, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) congratulates the European Union on adopting a formal framework for welcoming refugees in need of resettlement to Europe, and expressing its commitment to human rights, refugee protection and solidarity with those most in need.Read more

EU Budget 2014-2020 in the field of Home Affairs

Civil Society Statement and Recommendations on the future EU funding in the area of migration and asylum

BRUSSELS, 7 March 2012—On the occasion of the European Parliament's Hearing on “EU Funding on Migration, Integration and Asylum -Testing the Added Value”, ICMC has joined a coalition of over forty Civil Society Organizations across Europe active in the area of migration and asylum in presenting a number of key joint recommendations on the European Commission's proposals for funding EU policies in the area of Home Affairs.Read more

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Invitation to join the European Resettlement Network

We are delighted to invite you to join your colleagues from across Europe and become an official member of the European Resettlement Network. You will be joining both organisations and individuals working in resettlement and integration policy and practice, from national, regional, local government, international organisations, civil society, volunteers, academics and others working in all stages of the resettlement process.Read more