How do EU countries decide where on their territories refugees will live? Watch the SHARE animated video on European approaches to refugee placement

NATIONAL PLACEMENT POLICIES are decided by countries participating in resettlement. Placement policies determine where on the national territory resettled refugees will be hosted, and the multi-level governance arrangements that will be used to facilitate this process. Cities and towns receiving refugees have differing capacities to meet specific needs, and effective placement ensures refugees are matched with communities that can on the one hand provide appropriate support and, on the other, enable newly arrived refugees to maximise their skills and contribute to the host community.

You can view the animated video to learn about how placement policies for resettlement are used in different European countries (below), and find out more about how SHARE brings together national, regional and local actors to reflect on placement and multilevel governance policies and practice.