ReSOMA – Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum


Policy-making in the migration, asylum and integration field needs accurate and reliable knowledge and data. Politicians at all levels, civil society representatives and researchers need suitable ways of working together in the face of a rapidly changing environment. ReSOMA, the Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum, is the initiative mobilising for sustained, regular policy dialogue across Europe and facilitating policies based on evidence. In a unique partnership of European civil society and local authority organisations, think tanks and research networks, ReSOMA creates new opportunities for consultation and provides policy-relevant expertise.

Having started in February 2018, ReSOMA is a two-year project supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme.

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What we do

ReSOMA is interaction. During two annual cycles, ReSOMA identifies the most pressing topics and needs relating to the migration, asylum and integration debate. Project partners then gather evidence on these topics by involving researchers, policymakers and practitioners, engage them in several cycles of consultations enabling them to connect with one another, and produce a number of publications. In this way, ReSOMA:

  • responds to & sets the policy agenda
  • outlines policy options & effective policy responses
  • challenges perceived policy dilemmas & offers alternatives
  • informs the political and public debate.

Thematic topics of 2019


  • Secondary movements within the European Union.
  • Implementation of the Global Compacts on Refugees (GCR).
  • SAR and Dublin: Ad hoc responses to refusals to disembarkation.


  • Strategic litigation of criminalisation cases.
  • Implementation of the Global Compacts on Migration (GCM).
  • The increasing use of detention.


  • Funding a long-term comprehensive approach to integration at the local level.
  • Public opinion on migrants: the effects of information and disinformation about EU policies.
  • Integration outcomes of recent sponsorship and humanitarian visas.

Read the discussion briefs, national stakeholder reports and policy briefs on the 9 topics here.

Other project partners

The ReSOMA Consortium consists of the following partners:

Join the ReSOMA Community

ReSOMA aims at creating a network of practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and policy makers around asylum, migration and integration policies. Participation is therefore essential for gathering the best evidence to impact EU and national policies.

Join the community and have your say by registering here.