ERN+ Conference on Complementary Pathways of Admission to Europe for Refugees

Within the framework of its current project, the European Resettlement Network (ERN) continues to support the further development of resettlement in Europe, while focussing on expanding complementary pathways of admission to the EU for those in need of international protection. The ERN coordinating partners IOM, ICMC and UNHCR convened the ERN+ Conference on Complementary Pathways of Admission to Europe for Refugees in Brussels on 12 April 2018.

The conference concluded the ERN+ Project: Developing Innovative European Models for the Protection of Refugees and Providing Support to New Resettlement Countries, which is co-funded by the European Union. At the event, ERN and partners presented feasibility research and policy recommendations with respect to the development of complementary pathways of admission to the EU for refugees. The event programme provided for the opportunity to engage in open and targeted discussions on the three pathways that have been the main focus of this project, namely private/community-based sponsorship, higher education scholarships and humanitarian admission programmes. The conference brought together a wide range of relevant stakeholders from national, regional and local government, international organisations, civil society, think tanks, academia and refugee diaspora.

The conference programme can be viewed here.

The following presentations were made at the conference:  

ERN+ Project activities and outcomes

Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) - an overview

European Commission study on the feasibility and added value of sponsorship schemes  

EASO Pilot Project on Private Sponsorship Programmes

 

The ERN+ studies presented at the conference can be accessed at the following links.

 

Private Sponsorship

Scoping Paper Private Sponsorship in Europe - Expanding complementary pathways for refugee resettlement

Private Sponsorship Feasibility Study - Towards a Private Sponsorship Model in France

Une version de l'étude en français est aussi disponible: Etude de faisabilité sur le développement du parrainage privé en France

 

Humanitarian Admission Programmes

Scoping Paper Humanitarian Admission Programmes in Europe - Expanding complementary pathways of admission for persons in need of international protection

Humanitarian Admission Programmes - Expanding and Increasing Pathways to Protection

 

Higher Education Scholarships

Scoping Paper Student Scholarships for Refugees: Expanding complementary pathways of admission to Europe

Higher Education Scholarships for Refugees: A reference framework for expanding protection and solutions opportunities through complementary pathways of admission to Europe

 

 

Strategic Assessment and Recommendations

Strategic Assessment: Expanding Complementary Pathways of Admission to Europe

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Bruxelles