Although national governments are responsible for the selection of refugees for resettlement, regional and local authorities play a central role in offering reception and integration support once refugees have arrived. The success of national refugee resettlement programmes thus depends on the commitment, ability and partnerships of cities, municipalities and regions. The overall objective of the SHARE Project is therefore to build a European resettlement network of cities, regions, their civil society partners and other local actors involved in and/or with a commitment to refugee resettlement, protection and integration.
The SHARE Network creates sustainable relationships, disseminates best practice, builds capacity, creates partnerships and strengthens commitment to protection. SHARE Project activities offer structured dialogue, exchange of practice and networking between cities and regional actors and between experienced and emerging resettlement countries planning or considering resettlement.
The SHARE Network is an integral part of the wider European Resettlement Network. Led by ICMC Europe and funded by the European Commission, the SHARE Project began in March 2012 and ran until December 2015.
The SHARE Project was officially launched in May 2012 at the EU Resettlement Skills Share Day, and you can view a short film from the launch - including interviews with SHARE partners and stakeholders - below. Click here to read the SHARE Final Publication and learn more about policy reflections, tools, resources and recommendations produced during 4 years of SHARE Network learning.
For additional information or questions about the SHARE Network, please contact Magdalena Boehm, Project coordinator & Project development officer at ICMC Europe (email@example.com).