Summary of Attracting, Retaining, and Diversifying Sponsors for Refugees in Community Sponsorship Programmes
This report identifies factors that contribute to hindering recruitment and retention of sponsors, offers different ways to promote recruitment and retention, and discusses considerations that can promote growth and sustainability of sponsorship programmes beyond programme design questions, outreach, and tools to support sponsors. Based on original research of sponsorship programmes in Belgium, Germany, and Ireland, the study finds that sponsor recruitment and retention are among the primary obstacles to the growth and sustainability of sponsorship programmes. The report discusses ways to promote sponsor recruitment and retention by diversifying the sponsor network through broadening outreach efforts and redesigning programme structures to reduce tasks imposed on them.
Summary of Higher Education in Europe: A Pathway to Protection for Afghans
Through desk research and qualitative interviews, the European Council on Refugees and Exile explores higher education in Germany, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands as a protection pathway for Afghans at risk, including the existing programs, barriers to access, and ways forward.
Summary of Selections from the Forced Migration Review 70th Issue (1) – Knowledge, Voice and Power: Refugee Participation and Refugee-led Organizations
In September 2022, the Forced Migration Review published their 70th issue with a special focus on perspectives and expertise by those with lived experience. This research summary provides the following executive summaries of: "Bridging Youth and Power: the Youth Advisory Board in Cairo," "Hear My Voice: Refugees' Participation in Kenyan Policy Development," "Voice and Power at the Intersection of Art, Technology, and Advocacy," "Self-representation of Syrian Refugees in the Media in Turkey and Germany," "Meaningful Representation Starts at the Top: Refugees on UNHCR ExCom," and "Not just a Seat at the Table: Refugee Participation and the Importance of Listening."