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

Paving the way: A handbook on the reception and integration of resettled refugeesGeneva, 8 June 2011 - This innovative publication provides practical ideas and inspiration for facilitating integration once refugees have arrived in their country of resettlement.  It comes as the fruit of an 18-month project that linked European actors from the full spectrum of the refugee resettlement process for greater cooperation on related initiatives, with funding from the European Commission’s European Refugee Fund.

In addition to providing practical information and guidance, Paving the way presents a number of key recommendations, ranging from increasing support for resettlement and expanding the number of resettlement places, to building policies for integration and social cohesion, improving stakeholder planning and cooperation, ensuring that strategic decisions on refugee housing is based on an understanding of his/her needs, and putting in place essential services and support mechanisms prior to embarking on a resettlement programme.