Kick-off EU-FRANK Pilots and Operational Meeting on Resettlement in Jordan, February 2019

We are pleased to invite resettlement practitioners to take part in and benefit from two combined events focussing on operational resettlement work in Amman, Jordan during 2019

You are hereby welcome to sign up for:

Kick-Off meeting for EU-FRANK Pilots in MENA & Operational Meeting on Resettlement from Jordan

At the Kick-off meeting on 12 February, EU-FRANK will launch and introduce proposals for pilots related to resettlement from MENA in 2019. This includes, amongst other things, joint actions between EU Member States, and digital information sharing to enhance resettlement processes.

In conjunction with this meeting, on 13-14 February, EU-FRANK will also pilot an operational meeting concept focussing on resettlement from Jordan in 2019.

The key element of the Annual Operational Meeting on Resettlement on 13th-14th of February 2019 is to provide a significant platform for dialog, information exchange between Member States and relevant operational partners, to encourage and facilitate peer-learning and support between States, and ultimately increase the efficiency and quality of resettlement activities. This event will primarily focus on the following overall objectives:

- To identify and bring together EU MS+ practitioners with resettlement program to Jordan in 2019;

- To share common understanding of prevailing conditions in Jordan for 2019 and to facilitate resettlement out of country;

- To enable information exchange on planned resettlement activities among MS.

Agenda overview

The meetings combine briefings from EU-FRANK and operational partners with interactive discussions and experience exchange between States. They also include on site observations of working facilities and the refugee situation. They are planned and delivered in consultation with UNHCR, IOM and EASO. An overview of planned agenda items for the two meetings can be found below. A more detailed agenda with an exact address for the meeting will be shared with registered participants in January.

12 February: Kick off meeting for EU-FRANK pilot activities in MENA 2019

  • Presentation by EU-FRANK experts
  • Tour de table amongst participating states (indicating tentative or confirmed plans for resettlement activities in MENA in 2019)
  • Interactive discussion
  • Feedback on pilot activities planned for Jordan/MENA 2019

13-14 February: Operational Meeting on Resettlement from Jordan 2019

  • Tour de table on planned resettlement activities in Jordan in 2019
  • Briefings by UNHCR and IOM on Jordan as a refugee hosting country and the operational conditions for resettlement out of Jordan in 2019
  • Review of supporting documentation (fact sheets, profiles, templates) for resettlement out of Jordan
  • Round table discussion/experience exchange on operational issues related to resettlement from Jordan in 2018-2019
  • Visits to potential interview and trainings facilities
  • Meetings with refugees
  • Assessment of potential cooperation or exchange between States
  • Identification of focal points (establishing voluntary ad hoc network) for resettlement out of Jordan in 2019

Please note that EU-FRANK has the ambition to create, test and evaluate the Operational Meeting on Resettlement concept including an assessment of whether it can be adopted and organized also in other locations where many states are resettling from during the same calendar year, similar to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt or Uganda. The project expects participants to provide feedback on how they experienced the meeting concept and contents, to enable the project to further refine and evaluate this concept.

Target group

Resettlement experts from European countries (heads of units, program experts, mission leaders or alike), as well as operational stakeholders such as UNHCR, IOM, ICMC and EASO.

Remember to check the guidelines for participation in project activities here.

You are welcome to indicate your interest to participate through the form below. We will then get back to you to confirm your participation.


Amman, Jordan

Time and date

12 Feb 08.00 - 14 Feb 16.00, 2019