Promoting refugee resettlement in Europe
Since 2012, ICMC Europe promotes cooperation, networking and exchange on resettlement through the European Resettlement Network (ERN).
The European Resettlement Network is an inclusive network which supports the development of resettlement in Europe by connecting a variety of actors. The members, who share a commitment to refugee protection and resettlement, contribute to the provision of durable solutions for refugees and ensure that those resettled in Europe receive integration support, and are offered the opportunity to become fully participating citizens.
ERN’s members include local, national, and regional governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, volunteers, and academics. Together they work at all stages of the resettlement process: selection and identification, pre-departure assistance and orientation, travel, reception, and integration in the country of destination.
The European Resettlement Network website, www.resettlement.eu, gathers information on resettlement policies, structures and initiatives in Europe. The network also hosts a community of practice, an online forum enabling exchange between members on several topics linked to refugee resettlement and integration, as well as a contact database which includes approximately 3,000 individual contacts of resettlement stakeholders.
Head of Office, ICMC Europe