On May 8th, in the framework of the SHARE Project, ICMC Europe together with the Committee of the Regions co-organised the event entitled ‘A City Says Yes! Welcoming resettled refugees in Europe,’ in Brussels. The event, chaired by the Mayor of Lisbon Mr. Antonio Costa, explored the role of local and regional authorities and their civil society partners in mobilising support for refugee resettlement amongst citizens, and influencing resettlement and integration policy at national and European levels. The event launched the SHARE and PRO ASYL publication 'A City Says Yes! Reflections on the experiences of the Save Me campaign to promote refugee resettlement in Germany ' that captures the successful tools and approaches of the German 'Save Me' campaign for cities and refugee resettlement.
The programme included speakers such as Rui Tavares MEP, Hilde Scheidt - Deputy Mayor of Aachen, Karl Kopp - PRO ASYL Director of European Affairs, Bernd Hemingway - IOM EU Office Regional Director, Johan Ketelers - ICMC Secretary General, Michael Diedring - ECRE Secretary General, Madeline Garlick - UNHCR Europe Head of Unit, Nathalie Guri - Eurocities Project Manager and others.
Download the SHARE & PRO ASYL publication, 'A City Says Yes! Reflections on the experiences of the Save Me campaign to promote refugee resettlement in Germany'.
Download the programme of the event 'A City Says Yes! Welcoming resettled refugees in Europe'.