New tools and working materials

What if there were resources available so that resettling States don't need to develop everything from scratch?

In times when several EU Member States are about to resettle for the first time, or increase or improve their resettlement programs, we believe there is a value in developing supportive working materials and tools such as check lists, fact sheets or templates that can be used by States instead of each State having to develop everything by themselves -  something which becomes especially challenging if you lack previous experience in resettlement.

The project explores what kinds of materials may be of use to States, and evaluates whether it is possible to produce joint documentation, to support Member States’ operational activities in different parts of the process. In this process, the project also defines areas where joint materials may not to be preferred. In these areas, the project offers Member States an overview of documentation they may want to consider to provide nationally, based on the experiences by partners countries.

The goals of this component are:

  • Explore possibilities to create EU-common documents to be used for resettlement purposes
  • Where possible, create common checklists and other documents to facilitate resettlement
  • Hand over results to EASO for implementation after the project ends.

Work process

Throughout 2017-2018, EU-FRANK experts from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden have explored what materials are being used by States and other actors when working with resettlement. An assessment has been made of which materials can be merged into new ones, or form the basis for templates or documentation that can be made available for any State. 

The project has assessed over 80 working documents provided by project partners. Consultations have been held with other interested States and stakeholders over email as well as in a workshop in June 2018. Based on this assessment, project experts have drafted new materials that are available for States to test and use throughout 2019-2020. The project also provides examples shared by project partners, of documentation that cannot be downloaded and used but that may serve as inspiration and guidance.

The develped tools are now published on the project website, and should be tested by States throughout 2019. We want to encourage you to provide us with feedback on the tools, so that we can make them even more useful for your purposes!


To ensure sustainability of results, the project aims at handing over the joint materials to EASO at the end of the project period.