In July 2016, as part of the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the European Commission published its proposal for a Union Resettlement Framework.
The Framework aims to establish a more structured and permanent EU policy on resettlement. Progress on negotiations to adopt it has stalled due to the lack of overall agreement on CEAS reform (of which the framework is a part) amongst Member States.
For more information, read:
- ECRE's 2016 briefing ‘Untying the European Resettlement Framework: ECRE’s recommendations on breaking the link with migration control and preserving the humanitarian focus of resettlement’
- IRC’s January 2018 recommendations for the framework ‘Unlocking frozen futures: Recommendations for an ambitious, humanitarian and sustainable Union Resettlement Framework’.
You can follow the legislative process on the webpages of the European Parliament.