EU Resettlement Network

SHARE Network Conference - Interactive Panel Results

The October 2013 SHARE Network Conference brought together 85 SHARE Network participants and stakeholders to discuss the achievements of the SHARE project and further define priorities and strategic directions for 2014-15. Here are the results of the interactive panels that took place during the conference.

Interactive Panel 1  - Welcoming communities & humanitarian cities      

Question 1 - Developing a SHARE City brand or label for use by regional and local authorities that receive resettled refugees and local partners that support refugee resettlement.

  1. Very useful - an immediate priority for SHARE Network during 2014-15
  2. Moderately useful, but not an immediate priority
  3. Not useful  at all.

 

 

Question 2 - Running a pilot scheme to develop refugee spokespeople or ambassadors for resettlement.

  1. Very useful - an immediate priority for SHARE Network during 2014-15
  2. Moderately useful, but not an immediate priority
  3. Not useful  at all.

 

 

 

Question 3 - Promoting volunteering in resettlement - including the participation of previously resettled refugees - as a means of maintaining and increasing resettlement capacity in Europe.

  1. Very useful - an immediate priority for SHARE Network during 2014-15
  2. Moderately useful, but not an immediate priority
  3. Not useful  at all.

 

 

 

Question 4 - Providing tools and promotional materials  for and facilitating exchange on city-based advocacy for resettlement, linked to the 'Resettlement Saves Lives' campaign.

  1. Very useful - an immediate priority for SHARE Network during 2014-15 
  2. Moderately useful, but not an immediate priority
  3. Not useful  at all.

 

 

 

 

Interactive Panel 2 - The 'resettlement laboratory' - developing integration practices through resettlement

Question 1 - The current SHARE Project prioritises the collection and dissemination of good practice in housing for local and regional resettlement programmes.  Which of the following areas would you prioritise for SHARE in 2014-15?

 

 

 

 

 

Question 2 - Gathering and disseminating best practice in mainstreaming support for resettled refugees.

  1. Very useful - an immediate priority for SHARE network during 2014-2015
  2. Moderately useful, but not an immediate priority
  3. Mainstreaming is not useful - SHARE should lobby for specialist services for resettled refugees at all stages of the integration process

 

 

Question 3 - During 2014-15, SHARE proposes continued training and capacity-building activities and initiatives for local and regional actors in resettlement.  We have preselected some of the areas we think are interesting - which area would you prioritise for the programme?

  1. Pre-arrival planning and coordination
  2. Casework support for resettled refugees
  3. Finance & budgeting for resettlement
  4. Engaging volunteers in resettlement
  5. Other

 

 

Question 4 - Which type of training resource/initiative do you find most useful?

  1. Best practice publications
  2. Training events (workshops, conferences etc)
  3. Online discussions forums
  4. Exchange visits & peer-learning
  5. Other

 

 

 

Question 5 - To facilitate increased participation from local and regional actors across Europe, and to better manage human and financial resources, SHARE proposes to develop online training via 'webinars' during 2014-15.  What do you think of this proposal?

  1. Very useful - my city/organisation could take part in webinars
  2. Very useful - but my city/organisation would need some technical support in order to participate
  3. I prefer to attend training events in person rather than online

 

 

Interactive Panel 3 - Researching resettlement - integration at the local & regional level 

Question 1 - During 2014-15, SHARE proposes building capacity for research on resettlement at the local and regional level in 3-4 European countries.  What do you think about the proposed focus on research?

  1. Very useful - an immediate priority for SHARE network during 2014-15
  2. Moderately useful, but not an immediate priority
  3. Not useful at all

 

 

Question 2 - Of the following resettlement research topics, what would you prioritise for SHARE during 2014-15?

  1. Employment
  2. Resettled young people (16-24 yrs)
  3. Whole evaluations of local resettlement programmes
  4. Integration outcomes for specific refugee groups
  5. Other

 

 

Interactive Panel 4 - Peer learning & exchange in the SHARE network  

Question 1 - Do you have previous experience of city-based peer learning and exchange initiatives?

  1. None
  2. Yes - in resettlement
  3. Yes - in areas other than resettlement

 

 

Question 2 - For 2014-15, SHARE proposes developing a more in-depth process for city and region peer-learning and exchange on resettlement. What do you think about this approach?

  1. I agree fully with the proposed approach for both types of actors.
  2. Agree - but should prioritise cities already doing resettlement.
  3. Agree - but should prioritise cities not currently doing resettlement.
  4. A more in-depth process is not so useful - the general approach of the SHARE City Exchange Visit Programme should be retained.
  5. Peer-learning and exchange is not a useful tool for local and regional actors in European resettlement.

 

 

Question 3 - SHARE proposes identifying both Learning and Mentor Cities and Municipalities to participate in peer learning and exchange. Would you see your city as:

  1. A Learning City
  2. A Mentor City
  3. Both - depends on the topic

 

 

Question 4 - Does your city or region have a representative group of partners that would be interested to participate in a programme of peer learning and exchange on resettlement? 

  1. Yes - we have a partnership
  2. Yes - but we need to do some work to engage the partners
  3. No