ReSOMA

The Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum (ReSOMA) is an evidence-based platform fostering sustained, regular policy dialogue across Europe and facilitating evidence-based policymaking. Launched in 2018 by a unique partnership of research institutions and stakeholder platforms and initially funded by the H2020 programme, ReSOMA creates new opportunities for policy-relevant consultation around key topics.

About

Objective

ReSOMA is an evidence-based platform providing researchers and stakeholders with opportunities for cooperation as forum for a sustained, regular and relevant research-social-policy dialogue.

Reflexivity

Launched in 2018 under the H2020 programme, ReSOMA fosters reflexivity among the research and stakeholder communities. It promotes exchanges between experts from civil society, practitioner networks and the academia who look at similar topics from different angles.

Evidence-based solutions to urgent problems

Members of the ReSOMA community work together on specific topics and come up with solutions to real-life, urgent problems. Every year, through its Steering Group, ReSOMA identifies 9 relevant policy topics in the area of asylum, migration and integration where key EU-level decisions are likely to be taken and have a major impact on policies across the EU.

High applicability

The evidence collected through the ReSOMA platform is highly applicable to the European policy debate. The 9 annual policy topics are indeed identified by consulting with:

ReSOMA experts on emerging policy needs where evidence is available

Members of the Advisory Board gathering key policymakers on issues where evidence is needed

Consultations

Consultations are regularly organised around the policy topics every year. Experts can provide their input and share relevant resources in the “Discussion” section. The ReSOMA Twitter account promotes individual experts as well as their activities and content.

Partners

Since 2018 the ReSOMA has been developed in partnership with IMISCOE by a consortium of leading research partners (ISMU, MPG, EUR, CEPS) and EU stakeholder platforms such as:



Topics

Category

Year



On ASYLUM / 2020

Closing 'loopholes' between asylum and return rules

In the first half of 2020, the new Commission is reconsidering its proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System. One objective of the new Commission is to 'close loopholes between asylum and return rules.' Accor...
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On ASYLUM / 2020

Multiple asylum applications linked to secondary movement

Asylum reforms at EU and Member State level, especially in Northwest Europe, are intending to address secondary movements that lead to multiple asylum applications in different Member States. Member States continue to ra...
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On ASYLUM / 2020

Complementary pathways

Member States, social partners and civil society have been experimenting with complementary pathways for people in need of protection: humanitarian visas and private sponsorship, expanded family reunification, protection...
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On INTEGRATION / 2020

A new integration strategy for long-term inclusion and equality

In the first half of 2020, the EU is planning to launch consultations for a renewed Integration Strategy. In response to the 2015/6 arrivals, the Commission launched the 2016-2017 Integration Plan, its first cross-cuttin...
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On INTEGRATION / 2020

Funding in partnership

Negotiations on the EU budget are expected to finish in 2020 and lead to substantial discussions on implementation in the second half of 2020 under the German Presidency. EU and national authorities will need to undertak...
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On INTEGRATION / 2020

Consulting migrant leaders and the local actors most affected by EU policy

The European Commission's DG HOME is adopting its first ever communications strategy. One priority is to work more closely with affected messengers, multipliers and third-party endorsements. DG HOME is also comm...
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On MIGRATION / 2020

Streamlining border procedures

Given the mission letters and hearings of the new Commissioners, the new European Pact on Migration and Asylum is likely to take decisions in the first half of 2020 that relate to mandatory and streamlined procedures at...
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On MIGRATION / 2020

Guidelines on criminalisation and humanitarian assistance

The new HOME Commissioner has committed in her hearing to look into the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance. The Commission welcomes any inputs to this reflection phase in 2020. ReSOMA partners will be happy to co...
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On MIGRATION / 2020

Data protection, privacy and artificial intelligence and the implications for migrants rights

Researchers and civil society actors are increasingly monitoring and aware of the impacts of issues of data protection, privacy and artificial intelligence, which can reshape the lives and rights of migrants and other di...
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On ASYLUM / 2019

Secondary movements of asylum seekers within the European Union

The prevention of secondary movements is a key political issue in the reform of Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Distrust in the effectiveness of proposed measures is one of the reasons for the deadlock in negotiati...
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On ASYLUM / 2019

Implementation of the Global Compacts on Refugees (GCR)

The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), adopted by the UN General Assembly on 17 December 2018, represents the international reference framework for planning and monitoring policy responses to address refugee situations in...
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On ASYLUM / 2019

Search and rescue operations and Dublin: ad hoc responses to refusals to disembarkation

Over the past year, refusals by some EU Member States to disembark migrants rescued at sea have sparked mainly ad hoc responses on a “ship-by-ship” basis by a number of Member States in a purely ‘intergovernmental’ fashi...
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On INTEGRATION / 2019

Funding a long-term comprehensive approach to integration at the local level

Comprehensive integration strategies consider integration as a two-way process, encourage civic engagement, pro-actively involve the receiving society and aim at socially mixed communities that are resilient to xenophobi...
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On INTEGRATION / 2019

Public opinion on migrants: the effect of information and disinformation about EU policies

Integration is a two-way process that requires a welcoming society. Since 2015/6, EU citizens have witnessed many EU policy developments on asylum and migration as well as many intense national political debates. At the...
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On INTEGRATION / 2019

Integration outcomes of recent sponsorship and humanitarian visa arrivals

In recent years, Member States have been encouraged to experiment with alternative legal pathways for people seeking protection. This experimentation and exchange of good practice has been facilitated by the UNHCR, Europ...
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On MIGRATION / 2019

Strategic litigation of criminalisation cases

Building on Y1 ReSOMA findings, there are an increasing number of criminalisation cases and threats and a great diversity in the guidelines and arguments used by lawyers, legal systems and national governments to address...
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On MIGRATION / 2019

Implementation of the Global Compacts on Migration (GCM)

The EU and its Member States are now confronted with the question of how the Global Compact will be implemented both internally within the EU and externally with its global partners. Implementation involves priority-sett...
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On MIGRATION / 2019

The increasing use of detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU

Asylum-seekers and irregular migrants are facing increased detention across Europe based on national policy developments and the recast of the CEAS and Returns Directive. ReSOMA could dig into the trends, the impacts on...
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On ASYLUM / 2018

Hardship of family reunion for beneficiaries of international protection

Family reunification represents a safe and legal channel for beneficiaries of international protection to reunite with their separated family members. Family reunification is a crucial element to foster integration of be...
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On ASYLUM / 2018

Responsibility-sharing for asylum decision-making

As a result of the large number of asylum seekers arriving in the EU during 2015 and 2016, the debate on the distribution of asylum responsibilities in the EU has gained relevance, leading to the introduction of several...
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On ASYLUM / 2018

The role and limits of the Safe third country concept in EU Asylum policy

The safe third country concept is based on the assumption that an applicant for international protection could have obtained it in another country and therefore the receiving state is entitled to reject responsibility fo...
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On MIGRATION / 2018

Crackdown on NGOs assisting refugees and other migrants

European Union (EU) and national policies are increasingly affecting civil society organisations and individuals who provide humanitarian assistance and access to rights to undocumented migrants and asylum seekers. The F...
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On MIGRATION / 2018

Migration-related conditionality in EU external funding

The need to respond quickly and effectively to the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ has led in the last few years to the establishment of a set of “hybrid” financial instruments that combines EU and member states’ contribution...
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On MIGRATION / 2018

EU return policy

Return of migrants staying irregularly in the EU has gained center stage on the EU agenda since 2015. In September 2015, the Commission presented a Communication on an EU Action Plan on return that defined a set of immed...
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On INTEGRATION / 2018

The social inclusion of undocumented migrants

Most undocumented migrants have arrived via regular channels and have subsequently fallen into an irregular situation, for instance by overstaying permits or as a consequence of bureaucratic obstacles. While ‘the irregul...
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On INTEGRATION / 2018

Sustaining the mainstreaming of integration

Mainstreaming refers to the systematic implementation of policies and measures in all areas relevant for immigrant integration and across levels of government – be it housing, education, qualification, social services or...
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On INTEGRATION / 2018

Cities as direct service-providers

Cities are where targeted integration measures and public services are provided to a vast majority of immigrants in the EU. Whether services are adequate, respond to needs and are available across all relevant issue area...
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