On 14 and 15 May 2012, the first EU Resettlement Skills Share Day took place in Brussels. The EU Resettlement Skills Share Day marked a key moment in the development of the EU Resettlement Network, which is one of the main aims of the second joint IOM, ICMC and UNHCR project “Linking-In EU Resettlement”.
The Skills Share Day brought together some 200 policy makers and practitioners in refugee resettlement from 26 countries, including the EU Commissioner and the Director General for Home Affairs, representatives from European governments as well as representatives from Australia, Japan, Thailand and the US, international organisations, regions, cities and NGOs. Refugees who were resettled from across the world to the EU played an important role in the conference, sharing their first-hand experience of this important protection tool and solution for tens of thousands of refugees every year. The EU Resettlement Skills Share Days offered a forum to share good practices and expertise, through both plenary sessions and smaller workshops. It also aimed to engage existing and new actors to contribute to the further development of the EU Resettlement Network.
For more information
Plenary session presentations - Day 1 [visit]
Guide to the Resettlement Market Place [download]
Workshop presentations and Highlights - Day 2 [visit]
Photo Gallery of the EU Resettlement Skills Share Day [visit]
Agenda of the EU Resettlement Skills Share Day [download]