Preparatory Action: Network of contacts and discussion between targeted municipalities and local authorities on experiences and best practices in the resettlement and integration of refugees HOME/2013/CFP/PARS Closed!


The main objective of the Preparatory Action is to establish a network of contacts and discussion between targeted municipalities and local authorities in EU Member States which have just started resettlement programmes, or wish to participate in a near future; and EU Member States which are experienced in resettlement, drawing on United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (hereinafter referred to as UNHCR) and non-governmental organisations (hereinafter referred to as NGOs) experiences and best practices in the resettlement and reintegration of refugees.


 The Preparatory Action has the following specific objectives:

  1. identifying municipalities or local authorities in EU Member States that have just started resettlement programmes or are about to do so and arranging meetings with selected municipalities or local authorities in resettlement countries with a view to strengthening ‘new’ resettlement programmes and ensuring that they are of a high quality and sustainable,
  2. identifying municipalities or local authorities or NGOs in EU Member States not yet participating in resettlement programmes, but wishing to join the network with a view to future participation in such programmes,
  3. holding meetings of representatives of the targeted local authorities and municipalities involved, along with the UNHCR, participating NGOs and representatives of resettled refugees, to lay down the activities to be developed jointly, including visits, exchanges of experience, training and thematic meetings focusing on issues such as housing, education and employment,
  4. designing a form for collecting information from the various stakeholders on procedures, types of monitoring prior to resettlement, types of information collected on the refugees to be resettled (including cultural, health and educational issues and diet), infrastructure, human resources, accommodation, reception, actions taken after resettlement for the integration of refugees, community participation in the process, any economic, legal or educational aid, the role of refugees already resettled in the integration process, and cooperation with NGOs,
  5. creating a task force, with the necessary human and technical resources, to make the practical arrangements for the project and in particular to provide for the necessary meetings, collect available information, create a website and content for it,
  6. collating the information gathered by the task force, which will then circulate for discussion on the network, in order to draw conclusions on best practices.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 October 2013 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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