In order to achieve a humane and at the same time managed and controlled European refugee policy EU values, legal access to Europe is needed. voluntary participation of European host countries ways must be found for a decentralised settlement of people seeking protection in Europe that would not overburden any of the states.
In order to tackle this challenge, a European migration and refugee policy is needed that opens up new room for manoeuvre for local authorities, which are already responsible for the main task of integration, through additional funding. Municipalitieswhich Voluntary refugees The aim is not only to reimburse the costs incurred in accepting and integrating refugees, but also to provide them with funds that they can use to improve the municipal infrastructure (schools, administration, business development). Such an asylum and refugee policy could also provide the EU with a human and economic vitality boost that is in its interest.
This Concept paper Prof Dr Gesine Schwan discusses what this could look like.