We empower Cities in Refugee Reception

The Re:Match pilot project matches refugees from Ukraine who are currently in Poland to German partner cities based on the needs and capacities on both sides in cooperation with a Polish NGO Salam Lab that provides refugee support on the ground. Through this, Re:Match hopes to enable better planning and future prospects for both refugees and municipalities alike. Participating municipalities can actively shape the reception of new refugees, by providing detailed information about their services, capacities, but also needs, for example in the labour market. This way, the project enables a more sustainable relocation beneficial for all parties.

How it works:


Your municipality decides to participate by offering to receive at least 5-10 Ukrainian refugees currently staying in Poland. Your municipality profile will be created and included in the algorithm´s data pool. Meanwhile, refugees’ needs and priorities are vetted in an interview.


If participating refugees are matched with your municipality and would like to relocate there, our team in Berlin and Krakow will start coordinating the relocation andreception with you.


Upon the refugees’ arrival, they shall be registered in your municipality and apply for temporary protection. We will closely support you in the entire process of the refugees´ relocation to your city.


We rely on your feedback to complete and learn from the project. For this purpose we will hold a final meeting with all partner municipalities to evaluate the pilot phase and test the matching model´ scalability.

Want to become a partner municipality?

If you work for a German municipality and are interested in shaping a better relocation and reception policy, contact us! We will provide you detailed information about Re:Match and discuss how you could become a project partner!

The participating cities

Several cities from different parts of Germany are partner cities of the Re:match programme. Together we examine how an informed, individualised and needs-oriented relocation of refugees across Europe could look like.