National resettlement programmes

In this section, you can find information and resources about refugee resettlement programmes in individual European countries. Information included in this section is based largely on ICMC Europe’s 2013 ‘Welcome to Europe!’ publication, which draws on discussions with representatives from relevant governments and non-governmental organisations, in addition to publications, websites and other resettlement-related resources. Additional sources are noted within individual sections where they have been used.

As national resettlement programmes keep evolving, we have attempted to provide an overview of the latest resettlement pledges and the most relevant resettlement statistics from 2016 across European countries. You can also access a factsheet providing an overview of resettlement in the EU here.

 

Countries

Austria

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 0

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1,900. 1,900 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU – Turkey Statement: 210, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme:

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 200

 

 

 

Belgium

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 2,000

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 164 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1,100. 1,100 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 823, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 550

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 450

 

Czech Republic

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 0

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 400. 52 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU – Turkey Statement: 0, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 200

 

 

Denmark

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 0

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1000. 481 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: N/a

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 500

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 310 

 

 

Finland

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 1,670

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 60 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 293. 293 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 1,002, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 945

 

 

France

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 10,200

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 584 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 2,375. 3,910 were resettled as 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 1,394, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018. Total pledges: 6,000.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 1,420

 

 

Germany

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 0

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1,600. 1,600 were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 4,313 

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 800

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 1,240

 

 

Hungary
Iceland

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: N/a

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 Resettlement scheme: 50. 50 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: N/a

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 90

Number of persons resettled in 2016: 48

 

Ireland

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 1,200

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 520. 520 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: N/a

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 355

 

 

 

Italy

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 1,000

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 6 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1,989. 1,612 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 327, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 1,045

Liechtenstein
Luxembourg

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 200

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 30. 28 persons were resettled as of 10 November 2017.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 206, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018. 

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 50

 

 

Netherlands

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 3,000

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 13 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1,000. 1,000 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 2,594, between March 2016 and 10 November 2017.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 500

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 695

 

 

Norway

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: N/a

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 3,500. 3,500 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: N/a

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 3,120

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 3,290

 

Portugal

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 1,010

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 43 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 191. 136 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 99, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016: 12 (under the EU-Turkey Statement)

 

 

Romania

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2017: 146

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 80. 43 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: N/a

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 20

Number of persons resettled in 2016: 0

 

 

Spain

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 December 2017: 2,250

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 64 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 1,449. 1,360 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 440, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): N/a

Number of persons resettled in 2016: 375

Sweden

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 8,750

Number of persons resettled under the 50,000 scheme: 43 as of 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 491. 491 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: 753, between March 2016 and 7 March 2018.

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016): 1,900

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 1,890

 

 

Switzerland
UK

Pledges under the new resettlement programme as of 7 March 2018: 7,800

Pledges under the 20 July 2015 resettlement scheme: 2,200. 2,200 persons were resettled as of 7 March 2018.

Number of persons resettled under the EU-Turkey Statement: N/a

Pledges under the national resettlement programme (2016):

Number of persons resettled in 2016 (rounded): 5,180