On 24 November 2020, the European Commission launched a new EU Action Plan on Integration & Inclusion for 2021-27). Follow the link to read the SHARE Network's contribution to the 2020 public consultation on the new plan, and our reaction to the priorities and measures it sets out.
The SHARE Network today launches an online survey on welcome, integration and inclusion for refugees and migrants in the COVID-19 era. The survey forms part of renewed SHARE mapping and knowledge consolidation for 2020, and is open for completion by all those working on integration and inclusion in any capacity in the EU. Help us by completing the survey and contributing your knowledge, expertise and experience to SHARE!
Seven major civil society organisations and networks have today launched a joint statement urging the EU to urgently kickstart and increase its refugee resettlement efforts, which were paused due to Covid 19. Follow the link to read the full statement...
The EC has extended the deadline for applications to participate in the Expert Group on the Views of Migrants, which must now be submitted by 28 September 2020. Read on to find out more about the application process, and how to attend an online information session for potential applicants planned for Wednesday 16 September.
The devastating fire at the Moria 'hotspot' has left thousands of vulnerable individuals homeless and traumatised. ICMC Europe today joins more than 70 European civil society organisations calling on European governments to respond by urgently relocating displaced persons from Greece. Follow the link to read the full statement...
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views on new actions that could be taken at EU level to promote integration and social inclusion of migrants and EU citizens of a migrant background, which runs until 21 October 2020.
Watch and hear for the creators and participants of a new series of six short films, in which Syrian refugees resettled to the UK city of Leeds share their experiences of conflict in Syria and life under lockdown in the UK
As the first unaccompanied children from the Greek islands arrive in Luxembourg and Germany, much work remains to honour the 1,621 places pledged by European countries...
Now available! Final report from the SHARE Network Conference 'Expanding Resettlement across Europe: From Policy to Practice', held at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 21-22 October 2019.
As EU Member States pledge to receive 30,000 resettled refugees in 2020, the SHARE Network publishes a new factsheet on territorial organisation of resettlement to promote the participation of smaller communities.
The SHARE Network produces a training curriculum to support local actors in integrating refugees. The curriculum includes 12 modules divided into the five categories: Fundamentals, Preparing for Arrivals, Ensuring Wellbeing, Accessing the Labour Market, and Working with Volunteers. The modules have been tested by SHARE partners who delivered trainings to 460 local actors from 20 small-medium size municipalities in eight European countries.
ICMC Europe co-signs NGO statement addressed to the co-negotiators of the proposed Asylum & Migration Fund for 2021-27
ICMC joins civil society organisations calling on the EU and its Member States to demonstrate leadership
on resettlement at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum.
On the occasion of the SHARE Conference "Expanding Resettlement across Europe: From Policy to Practice", held on 21-22 October 2019 in Brussels, the SHARE Network launchs a graphic display series highlighting the efforts of Member States with respect to the EU 50,000 resettlement programme for 2018-19. The series covers numbers of refugee arrivals, diversity of caseloads, placement procedures and local integration support offered for refugees arriving into the EU.
ICMC Europe proudly presents the European video of the SHARE video series 'Small Places, Great Hearts' - featuring the highlights of eight short films about refugee inclusion in small cities that were produced by SHARE partners in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Romania.
ICMC Europe and Caritas Europa publish new report on community sponsorship programmes in Europe!
Migrafrica and ICMC Europe, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Cologne and Caritas, organized a Refugee Integration ‘Look & Learn’ Exchange Visit on 18-20 of Sept 2019 in the region of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany.
ICMC Europe organised the SHARE Network conference, "Expanding Resettlement across Europe: From Policy to Practice," 21-22 October at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.