EU Relocation should not be confused with resettlement. Relocation within the European Union enables those who requested asylum in one EU Member State to travel to another EU Member State, where their asylum application will be further processed.

In Malta, relocation is facilitated through an EU financed project.


Resettlement is a vital protection tool and a durable solution for those in need of international protection who are unable to return to their country of origin for fear of continued persecution and are not able to stay in the first country of asylum due to a lack of local integration opportunities.

Resettlement is a key symbol of international solidarity and responsibility sharing with those developing regions hosting 84% of refugees.