Emerging resettlement countries

The contribution of emerging resettlement countries is crucial for the successful expansion of resettlement in Europe.

European countries have pledged to receive 50,000 resettled refugees during 2018-19. This pledge includes significant commitments from emerging resettlement countries, which have little or no former experience receiving refugees, as well as little experience of working with communities from the countries of origin (in the Middle East and Horn of Africa) which are the focus for European resettlement in 2018-19.

Local communities in emerging resettlement countries lack experience both of resettlement in general, and of receiving refugees from these specific groups, and know little about the conditions in these countries of first asylum. SHARE Integration builds the capacity of the multiplicity of new actors working on reception and integration in emerging countries, including regional/local practitioners, refugee diasporas, and national actors designing reception and integration programmes and engaging regional/local stakeholders for the first time.

The SHARE Settlement & Integration Roster brings together experienced European resettlement practitioners to deliver training and provide support to their counterparts in emerging resettlement countries throughout 2018-19. SHARE Integration will also facilitate regional cooperation amongst emerging resettlement countries, many of which are located in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics, bringing together key actors and practitioners to identify common regional challenges and solutions.


It is crucial that emerging resettlement countries located in Central and Eastern European and the Baltics can come together to share experiences, identify common challenges and effective solutions, and build regional capacity and partnerships.


The SHARE Settlement & Integration Roster brings together resettlement experts, community stakeholders and public officials, to act as SHARE Settlement & Integration Trainers. They will be available to support you in your work during 2018-19, by developing and delivering training tailor-made to your specific needs.