Seeking for a ‘fresh start’, the European Commission is working on a new Pact on Migration and Asylum. Among other issues, the future of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is at stake. For a genuine ‘fresh start’ in asylum policy, Marie Walter-Franke suggests a redeployment approach to address the CEAS’s deficiencies. A redeployment approach would source complementary solutions in related policy areas and, where appropriate, redistribute responsibilities horizontally and vertically. This Policy Paper applies redeployment to two areas critical to crisis management: a humanitarian approach to large arrivals and a sustainable reception policy.