The European Return and Reintegration Network is an initiative of 16 European states that helps to ensure that people on the move can return home in a dignified and humane manner. ERRIN is working with local organisations on the ground in 40 countries, offering comprehensive assistance for returning migrants. Following the initial aid provided right upon arrival, the reintegration support may involve support for housing, medical treatment, vocational training and educational needs, or setting up a business.

In Togo, we work with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) and the European Reintegration Support Organisations (ERSO) through Caritas.

About the the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) — Voluntary return only

The OFII Regional Office in Mali is responsible for reintegration in Togo. OFII is a French public agency. Part of their work is to assist voluntary returnees. OFII has regional offices covering a wide range of countries; these offices – together with their local partners – take care of persons after their return.

About ERSO – Migration Economie et Développement (MED)

The reintegration assistance on the ground is provided by Migration Economie et Développement (MED) through Caritas International Belgium (CIB) and the ERSO Network. CIB is a NGO active in reintegration support since 2007. CIB works in close cooperation with partners in Europe, and large parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Caritas International is member of ERSO (European Reintegration Support Organisations). ERSO is a network of non-governmental organisations involved in return counselling and reintegration support. The objective of ERSO is to exchange information, collect expertise and develop best practices in the field of return and reintegration.

Considering going back to Togo supported by ERRIN?

Ask your social worker or counsellor for details. If you have already returned to Togo, contact one of our local partners.


Migration Economie et Développement (MED)
Quartier Soviépé
Lomé, Togo
BP 20 446

Alternative contact details:
Caritas International
Phone: +32 2 229 36 46

00 228 22 25 14 61; 00 228 90 39 51 24 ;

The French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII)
BCGO Bureau de Conseil en Gestion et Organisation
Rue Asssiko, 278 – Tokouin Trésor
BP 3436 Lomé, Togo

00 228 22 21 05 98 /00 228 22 21 79 17 ;

You have a year after your arrival to benefit from the programme. What you might ask for:

When you arrive
Airport pick-up or reception at place of arrival
In-country onward travel assistance
Referrals for urgent medical care
Temporary accommodation (max 10 days)
Other basic essentials
Reintegration assistance
Bespoke assistance for vulnerable people
Business start-up assistance
Job placement assistance
Longer-term housing support
Schooling and language training
Social, legal and medical support
Technical and vocational training