It is estimated that there are 691 000 refugees in need of
resettlement in 2014, with only 80 000 resettlement places available.
Europe only resettled 5 500 people in 2013, involving 20 member
States. These figures do not reflect the increasing need to resettle
Although efforts have been made by receiving States, it is
clear that Europe is lagging behind and should do a great deal more.
It is therefore time, as a matter of urgency, to increase and more
efficiently process resettlement, relocation and humanitarian admission
programmes in Europe.
Member States are urged to co-ordinate their work and create
a dialogue with international and national partners to find sustainable
solutions, and to pay attention to the successful integration of
resettled refugees. The Committee of Ministers is invited to ensure
that both European Union and non-European Union member States can
work together on this issue of resettlement