On February 27-28, journalists and NGO Press Officers from across Europe came together in the UK city of Sheffield for the SHARE City Exchange Media Visit. Part of the wider SHARE City Exchange Visit Programme, this specialist visit introduced European media to refugee resettlement, and provided opportunities - through meetings and interviews with resettled refugees and city officials, and site visits to practitioners - to gather material with which to develop media features on resettlement.
The 2-day programme was organised by ICMC Europe, in partnership with the city of Sheffield, British Refugee Council and the Sheffield Gateway Refugee Communities Forum, with outreach to the delegation by the ECRE Media Officers Group. Represented in the delegation were France (La Croix daily newspaper & France Terre d'Asile), Czech Republic (Czech Radio & Organisation for Assisting Migrants (OPU)), Netherlands (NRC Handelsblad daily newspaper & Dutch Council for Refugees), Germany (die Tageszeitung), Poland (Polityka weekly news magazine & Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights) and Brussels (EU - European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE) & EuroParl TV). To see how delegates spent their time in Sheffield, download a copy of the Media Visit programme.
Delegates produced articles and fetures for their respective organisations and publications using the information they gathered in Sheffield, and you can:
- watch the short film on resettlement in Sheffield made during the visit by the EuroParl TV network, below.
- read an article on resettlement in Sheffield published in 'La Croix'.
- listen to a special broadcast on Czech national radio (for non-Czech speaker, a transcript of the audio can be downloaded here).
- read an article on resettlement in Sheffield in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad (click here for an English-language translation)
Read more about the SHARE City Exchange Visit Programme on our dedicated webpages, and check back for further updates on media coverage using material from the SHARE visit.