The SHARE network is inviting European civil society organisations to nominate resettled refugees who have an interest in becoming ‘Resettlement Ambassadors’ to promote their city’s resettlement achievements and advocate for more and better resettlement at the local, national and European levels.
SHARE Resettlement Ambassadors will follow an online training course designed to build their capacity to engage in advocacy and campaigning. Potential training topics include creating campaign materials and messages, using social media, and public speaking. Additionally, Share Resettlement Ambassadors will be invited to present their work and experiences in the programme at SHARE events and resettlement discussions at the European level.
SHARE Resettlement Ambassadors should be previously resettled refugees with a good command of English and/or French and basic IT skills (internet and email). Ambassadors should also be able to commit to the programme throughout its duration in 2014-15. Ensuring a broad range of national backgrounds and a gender balance among the ambassadors will be a factor when selecting the successful candidates.
Organisations and previously resettled refugees with an interest in or questions about the programme should contact Rachel Westerby at ICMC Europe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This article originally appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 19 September 2014. You can subscribe to the Weekly Bulletin here.