EU Resettlement Network

EUROCITIES ‘Cities Welcome Refugees’ series

The SHARE partner EUROCITIES has publishing a collection of stories called “Cities Welcome Refugees” which provide example on local refugee reception and welcome practices from some of their network members. EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities engaging more than 130 largest cities as members through six thematic forums, has worked with ICMC as a SHARE partner since the launch of the initiative, raising awareness of refugee resettlement amongst its membership, and co-developing SHARE peer exchange tools and methodologies such as the ‘Sharing Through Mentoring’ programme.

To read about welcoming initiatives and practices responding to current arrivals to in the cities of Gdansk, Leipzig, Manchester, Utrecht, Vienna and Zagreb follow the links below:

Gdansk - “You cannot help refugees without acceptance and empathy from residents and without building a spirit of openness to people who are often persecuted in their own countries.” Pawel Adamowicz, mayor of Gdansk. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

Leipzig – “Like other German cities, Leipzig is receiving an unprecedented number of asylum seekers. At present, there are more than 5,000 asylum seekers in Leipzig” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

Manchester – “The resettlement programme accepts 470 resettled refugees every year making use of both social housing and private rented accommodation” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

Utrecht – “These emergency reception measures are part of the long tradition of Utrecht as a human rights city. It is heart-warming to see that people and organisations in the city also want to contribute”,Margriet Jongerius, deputy mayor of Utrecht”. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...

Zagreb – “Zagreb is a city of solidarity, unity, positive programmes for people in need, regardless of whether they are refugees or not, coming from all parts of the world. They are all welcome in the troubles that have befallen them.” Milan Bandić, mayor of Zagreb. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…