Navigating post-temporary protection: ICMPD lays out policy options and prompts international dialogue

August 29, 2023
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One-and-a-half years after Russia invaded Ukraine, the question of what comes next for people under temporary protection looms large, especially as we approach the halfway mark of the Temporary Protection Directive’s maximum duration. Policymakers are faced with a range of potential strategies, each with its distinct implications, necessitating a thoughtful and ideally coordinated response. To help guide this crucial dialogue, ICMPD is shedding light on potential avenues.


To stimulate and guide international dialogue, ICMPD’s Policy Unit has contributed to the conversation by:

  • Publishing a discussion paper setting out preliminary policy options for states once temporary protection ends, including a look at future scenarios and past examples of temporary protection (March 2023)
  • Authoring a commentary highlighting the urgency of determining what comes next for temporary protection beneficiaries (March 2023)
  • Publishing a discussion paper examining in more detail the options for remaining in the EU when temporary protection ends, including an assessment of the potential administrative impact on Member States of different policy approaches and practical lessons learned in the context of Brexit (July 2023)
  • Holding a webinar on the future of displaced Ukrainians in the EU (July 2023)
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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia