Study visit to Uganda

An unique opportunity to observe the resettlement work of Canada and the United States in Uganda with focus on PDO activities

The study visit to Uganda is currently postponed due to the corona outbreak. More infromation will be provided directly to participants.


The study visit will provide insight into two different models used when resettling refugees and will provide an opportunity to gain inspiration and practical ideas based in the experiences and models of these two countries. It is delivered as part of the EU-FRANK Experience Exchange Program on Pre-departure Orientation, with the objective to provide inspiration and increased knowledge about orientation delivery among practitioners in EU Member States.

Programme overview

The study visit will span an entire week, including travel, and will combine meetings and discussions with opportunities for practical learning through observations and interaction with staff from Canada and the United States, UNHCR and IOM as well as with refugees enrolled in PDO activities. It will incorporate information and opportunities to exchange experiences around different aspects of resettlement and more specifically around the delivery of PDO activities. Examples of topics to be addressed include how to approach and communicate expectations, the role of refugees in their resettlement process, strategies to prepare for labour market integration, health, education and vocational training, culture shock, and accommodation.

Who can register?

This event is designed for practitioners working in administrations in (primarily) EU+ Member States, who are responsible for designing or implementing resettlement programs or PDO activities in field locations/third countries, such as PDO or resettlement program experts, coordinators, heads of units, or trainers.

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


Kampala, Uganda

Time and date

16 Mar 12.00 - 20 Mar 12.00, 2020


EU-FRANK, Canada and USA