Seven Priorities to Expand Resettlement and Safe Pathways to Europe - Ahead of EU Member States submitting their pledges for the EU resettlement scheme, we
15 September 2023
Seven Priorities to Expand Resettlement and Safe Pathways to Europe Ahead of EU Member States submitting their pledges for the EU resettlement scheme, we call on leaders to ambitiously expand safe pathways to international protection and better reflect Europe’s capacity to welcome. [...] Improve the implementation of resettlement commitments Resettlement is a complex and lengthy process, involving many actors and requiring considerable time and capacities for the identification of profiles and for the selection and admission of candidates. [...] To be effective, the framework should ensure the meaningful involvement and consultation of relevant civil society and humanitarian organisations, including within the High-Level Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission Committee. [...] We call on the European Parliament and EU Member States to: ➢ Finalise the adoption of the Union Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission Framework and ensure its proper implementation via ambitious commitments that address today’s unprecedented global resettlement needs. [...] We call on the European Commission to: ➢ Involve UNHCR and civil society organisations supporting resettlement and humanitarian admissions programmes in the preparation of pledging exercises and the identification of goals and priorities.