Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach of Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member states
The Project is co-funded by the European Union DG Home Affairs in the framework of the Refugee Fund Community Actions 2010. It is carried out by the EUI in partnership with ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Brussels).
The general objective of the project is to construct the knowledge-base necessary for good policy-making in the domain of refugee resettlement in the EU and its 27 member states. Its rationale is to identify the ways in which refugee resettlement in the EU can be quantitatively extended and qualitatively improved.
Know Reset aims to map and analyse the current policy framework and practices in the area of refugee resettlement in the 27 EU member states and to explore the potential to develop the resettlement capacity, extend good practices and enhance cooperation in the EU.
The team involved in the project, gathering members of EUI’s and ECRE’s large networks, has proceeded to a systematic and comparative inventory of legal frameworks and actual practices related to resettlement in the EU and its 27 member states providing the most updated set of information. Experts in three countries of first asylum for refugees, namely Kenya, Tunisia and Pakistan, will contribute to the knowledge and the assessment of resettlement practices of refugees from countries of first asylum to the EU. The project will assess resettlement in the EU and address recommendations aiming at a concerted and sustainable involvement in resettlement and refugee protection.