Saturday, October 22, 2016

Soros on refugee resettlement as a matching problem

 George Soros on refugees, earlier this summer:
This is Europe’s Last Chance to Fix Its Refugee Policy
Foreign Policy Magazine, Jul 19, 2016

"Fifth, once refugees have been recognized, there needs to be a mechanism for relocating them within Europe in an agreed way. It will be crucial for the EU to fundamentally rethink the implementation of its stillborn resettlement and relocation programs; a tentative step in this direction was taken last week in new proposals put forth by the European Commission. The union cannot coerce either member states or refugees to participate in these programs. They must be voluntary; a matching scheme could elicit preferences from both refugees and receiving communities so that people end up where they want to be and where they are welcome. EASO has begun to develop such a matching scheme."

A somewhat shorter summary of his whole argument is here:
Saving Refugees to Save Europe

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