Relocation from Greece - lessons learned and looking ahead

This briefing paper focuses on vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, including unaccompanied children, who have been relocated from Greece to other European countries. Specifically, relocation programmes – the result of Decisions of the Council of the EU establishing an emergency mandatory relocation scheme, bilateral agreements between EU Member States and Greece, and a voluntary EU scheme established in 2020 – have transformed the lives and prospects of these people.