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 Assistsing 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 published articles and features for their respective organisations and publications using the material they gathered in Sheffield, available to view at the SHARE Media & Partner Corner.