We are hiring! ERRIN Project Administrative Assistant

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our international team as Project Administrative Assistant within the European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN). ERRIN is a joint initiative of migration authorities from 15 European countries, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCGA / FRONTEX) and the European Commission.  ERRIN aims to implement … Continued

“Flexibility, active listening and mutual trust are key to success”

Ana Amor Alameda is Project Manager at the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). With a head office in Madrid, OEI is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for Ibero-America and the flag bearer for multinational cooperation in the region for over 70 years. OEI was the service provider for four countries in … Continued

We are hiring! ERRIN Project Administrative Assistant

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our international team as Project Administrative Assistant within the European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN). ERRIN is a joint initiative of migration authorities from 15 European countries, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCGA / FRONTEX) and the European Commission.  The International Centre for … Continued

Sewing a New Future in Nepal

The story of Prisca and Raaj* is representative of a struggle that many returnee families face when they come back to their home country. “When we came back, two of our children, then 2 and 5, refused to speak Nepali or Newari**. They would only speak English,” the couple recall. Surrounded colourful fabric rolls, jewellery, … Continued

“Supporting people in challenging circumstances makes me proud to be involved”

Kushala Cooray is a Head of Operations at Chrysalis, responsible for delivering reintegration packages for migrants returning to Sri Lanka. Chrysalis is the local partner of ERRIN service provider IRARA in Sri Lanka and an independent affiliate of CARE International. To date, Chrysalis is managing 56 return cases. The support on offer is in line … Continued

A new business opportunity: selling ice cream in the parks of Baghdad

Young Iraqi Mahmud, arrived in Finland as an asylum seeker in 2015. Two years later he got a negative decision on his asylum claim. At the reception center, he was told about a voluntary return programme and Mahmud decided to look into about the possibilities of return. An employee at the Reception Center told him … Continued

Work progressing on digital reintegration case management tool

After two years in development, testing of the Reintegration Assistance Tool (RIAT) started in earnest in Feb­ruary. RIAT is a digital tool designed to support the management of individual reintegration cases and guide counsellors and service providers through the delivery process of reintegration assistance to returnees. Clear and consistent communication between front-line reintegration counsellors and … Continued

Exchange cycle for return counsellors continues in Munich

The second exchange visit on return counselling took place in Munich 18-22 February, organised in cooperation with the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), and the Coming Home Centre of the City of Munich. Part of a learning cycle initiated during a Working Group on Return Counselling in Berlin in 2018, the cycle … Continued

Building a business and a fresh start back home

Having endured the hardships of a long journey to Europe with his family where he lived for two and a half years, 49 year old Mir Wais Noorzai settled back in his home country of Afghanistan. Noorzai is living in a rented house with his eight children, his wife, and other members of his extended … Continued

“It was no life. I desperately wanted to go back to my family”

Faizan Abbas was only 20 when he was lured by a human trafficker into chasing his dreams of living abroad in France. He was asked to arrange Rs 490,000 (a little over € 3.000) for a ‘guaranteed entry’ to France. Hailing from a poor farming family in a remote village of Pakistan’s border district Sialkot, … Continued