Author: Suzan Fratzke, Viola Pulkkinen, Emma Ugolini, Migration Policy Institute

Date: October 2023

Country: Ukraine

Type of legal pathway: Community sponsorship 

Language: English

Description: This policy brief provides an overview of how private hosting of displaced people from Ukraine has been implemented in Europe by governments and civil society. It compares these initiatives’ common models and reflects on their outcomes. Finally, the brief provides recommendations for civil society, governments, and the European Union to further develop hosting as a method of refugee welcoming and emergency reception. This analysis draws in part on a mapping of major hosting initiatives across Eu-rope, interviews with representatives of civil-society organisations and individuals who implemented hosting initiatives, and a June 2023 roundtable that brought together key stakeholders to discuss the potential lessons of the Ukraine crisis for hosting and community sponsorship initiatives.