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  • 1. Cities that Care, Cities that SHARE The SHARE Project Co-financed by the European Commission a european resettlement network for cities and regions
  • 2. Co-financed by the European Commission Co-financed by the European Commission Growing SHARE Network REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT… 13 countries to date… ‘Resettlement involves the selection and transfer of refugees from a State in which they have sought protection to a third State which has agreed to admit them – as refugees – with permanent residence status. The status provided ensures protection against ‘refoulement’ and provides a resettled refugee and his/her family or dependants with access to rights similar to those enjoyed by nationals. Resettlement also carries with it the opportunity to eventually become a naturalised citizen of the resettlement country.’ •One of three durable solutions to refugee protection needs provided for in UNCHR’s mandate • UNHCR definition: •Resettlement is a protection tool and an expression of resettlement countries’ solidarity with countries in the developing world that receive the majority of the world’s refugees •Resettlement is a voluntary activity – states are not obliged to receive resettled refugees, and voluntarily agree to do so •For 2013, UNHCR estimates a total global resettlement need of 181,000 refugees. •For 2013, resettlement countries have made available 81,000 resettlement places
  • 3. Co-financed by the European Commission Co-financed by the European Commission • Aachen • Hull • Munich • Greater Manchester Growing SHARE Network REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT… 13 countries to date…
  • 4. Co-financed by the European Commission Co-financed by the European Commission • Aachen • Hull • Munich • Greater Manchester Growing SHARE Network RESETTLEMENT IN EUROPE… 13 countries to date… Resettle -ment country CZ DE DK FI FR IRL NL P RO SE UK Total EU Annual quota 39 300 500 750 300 80 500 30 40 190 0 750 5189 Year prog. began 200 8 201 2 197 8 197 9 200 8 199 8 197 7 200 7 201 0 195 0 200 3
  • 5. Co-financed by the European Commission Co-financed by the European Commission • Aachen • Hull • Munich • Greater Manchester ICMC & REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT… 13 countries to date… • European Resettlement Network – with IOM and UNHCR • 1300 members from 17 European countries – NGOs, international organisations, national governments, networks, researchers… • Focus on practice exchange and building European resettlement capacity • Resettlement Saves Lives/2020 Campaign – 20,000 resettlement places offered by European countries by 2020
  • 6. Co-financed by the European Commission Lead SHARE city SHARE PARTNERS… European networks & institutionsPartner cities Créteil München International organisations National networks National NGOs
  • 7. Co-financed by the European Commission Co-financed by the European Commission • Sheffield • Paris • Créteil • Bradford • Aachen • Hull • Munich • Greater Manchester SHARE Partner Cities & Regions • Bonn • Dusseldorf • Bzenec • Krefeld • Tampere • Oulu • Utrecht • Gavleborg • Berlin • Sittard Geleen • Bollnäs • Nantes • Faxe • Bavaria • Jyvaskyla • Ommen • Loures • Lisbon • Rovaniemi • Carlow County • Faaborg- Midtfyn • Sandviken • Vasterbotten • Ovanåker • Genoa • Rome • Vienna • The Hague • Alesund • Nuremburg • Ljusdal • Norsjo • Limburg • Groningen • Podebrady • Schleswig Holstein • … Growing SHARE Network THE GROWING SHARE NETWORK… 13 countries to date…
  • 8. Co-financed by the European Commission BUILDING THE SHARE NETWORK…
  • 9. Co-financed by the European Commission DATE MEMBER STATE DELEGATION 11-12 October North Rhine-Westphalia region Aachen, Dusseldorf, ‘Save Me’ 25-26 March Sweden Gävelborg, Västerbotten & Jämtland 11-12 April City of Munich Green Party, city refugee services, ‘Save Me’ & Diakonie 13-14 May Finland Tampere, Oulu & Finnish Red Cross 13-14 June Czech Republic Kutna Hora, Bzenec & Podebrady; Burma Centre Prague 4-5 July Austria & Poland Vienna, Steyr, Lublin, Austrian Red Cross & Caritas Poland 5-6 September Belgium & the Netherlands University Assistance Foundation, Dutch Refugee Council, Sittard Geleen, Zaventem, Limburg, Wetteren, Caritas International (BE) 19-20 September France Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Pau, France Terre d’Asile, Forum Réfugiés 2013 EXCHANGE VISIT PROGRAMME… Hosted by the city of Sheffield:
  • 10. Co-financed by the European Commission MEDIA ENGAGEMENT… •Specialist city exchange visit for European NGO Press Officers and journalists from 6 European countries • Visit outputs – radio programmes, newspaper and magazine articles, Europarl TV documentary…
  • 11. Co-financed by the European Commission HUMANITARIAN CITIES…
  • 12. Co-financed by the European Commission HUMANITARIAN CITIES… •Begun in Sheffield in 2005 - 2007 City Council decision endorsing the movement and the city's role in it •Currently 23 UK Cities of Sanctuary - further 15 cities and towns with active local City of Sanctuary groups •Movement builds coalitions of local organisations from all sectors - City Council motions are a secondary aim and pursued by local groups •National coordination unit provides branding, webspace, advice and guidance for local groups
  • 13. Co-financed by the European Commission SUSTAINING & GROWING SHARE… ‘Cities capitalise from connecting the values associated with shelter city status - human rights, hospitality, international solidarity and intercultural dialogue - to the overall branding and marketing strategies of the cities. ‘Mapping of temporary shelter initiatives for Human Rights Defenders in danger in and outside the EU’ (February 2012) • Your experience of city branding and marketing in relation to integration and migrant/refugee initiatives • Your reaction to the above statement - is this/would this be true for your city? • Your city and resettlement • SHARE Quality Mark/accreditation - a useful network priority?