COMET: COMplementary pathways network
An interlocking system of legal channels for migration into Europe.
The starting point is the need for international protection – but COMET participants will be viewed through a wider lens in order to be matched to the programme and location best adapted to maximise their potential and eventual contribution to a host society.
COMET partners are seeking through experience and practice to develop a blueprint for Europe; tools and quality standards for matching, pre-departure orientation, reception and post-arrival support; to build capacity for host communities and to deliver 130 new European admission places for participants. Careful monitoring and reflection through dialogue, materials and structured exchange will enable COMET partners to build on lessons learnt and provide a basis for continued advocacy to expand legal migration.
COMET pathways will:
Facilitate enrolment in European universities and schools
Enable safe and legal family reunification
Support new and existing community sponsorship programmes
Expand humanitarian admission
Create 130 further admission places for persons in need of protection along the Central Mediterranean Route
Develop a matching system based not only on the need for protection but also participants’ geographical and familial links, skils and integration potential
Implementing the pathways