Quality monitoring framework for reintegration assistance

In partnership with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe, in February 2021, ERRIN launched a project to develop a quality monitoring framework for reintegration assistance. With return climbing high on the European Union (EU) political agenda, the last decade has witnessed a proliferation of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes in Europe. AVRR programmes … Continued

Sustainable Reintegration in Iraq | Piloting alternatives for Iraqi returnees

Return and reintegration of Iraqi citizens currently staying in Europe without a residence permit is a timely question. While many of them receive reintegration assistance once back home, we believe that providing additional training opportunities and understanding the challenges they face upon return can help returning migrants rebuild their lives in Iraq in a more … Continued

Capacity Development and Training for Return Counsellors (CADRE)

The project strives to improve the quality of return counselling provided to third-country nationals in the European Member States. The concept of return counselling still remains largely undefined among EU Member States. Across Europe, there are different counselling structures, activities and approaches, implemented by a wide variety of stakeholders, ranging from national authorities to international … Continued

PROSPECT – Strengthening the Provision of Support for Reintegration of Vulnerable Persons, including Victims of Trafficking, Returning to Nigeria

ERRIN looks into ways to develop tailor-made solutions that meet the needs of most venerable returnees, ensuring that they can come back home safely. Within the framework of its pilot project, “PROSPECT”, ERRIN explores a new, coordinated approach to support safe return and reintegration of the most vulnerable people to Nigeria – a source, transit, … Continued

New Reintegration Assistance Tool

RIAT is a unique online platform that simplifies and standardises information exchange around the reintegration process to the best benefit of returnees, service partners and European counsellors. A truly European approach to reintegration assistance calls for a joint, unified information management system. As we have seen in the past, different solutions, financial guidelines and reporting … Continued

Migration Information Centre for Returnees | Ghana

The Government of Ghana had repeatedly called for more ownership in the migration management cycle, especially when it comes to returns from Europe. The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) signalled a need for strengthening the capacities of the national administration to assist returnees arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. With this in mind, Germany … Continued

Linking Reintegration and Development | Pilot Initiatives

ERRIN is working on linking its reintegration services with existing development programmes. This way, returning migrants can count on more support, whilst their reintegration journeys are made more sustainable. ERRIN will set up referral mechanisms, linking partners providing reintegration assistance and development programmes on the ground. In short, we are seeking to collaborate with development … Continued

Return and Reintegration in Armenia

Launched in Yerevan in 2018, the first ERRIN pilot project under the Gov2Gov cooperation activity is underway in Armenia. Upon a successful completion of the pilot phase, the project got extended by two years in June 2020. The project Referral Centre for Returnees in Armenia comprises two key elements: firstly, to strengthen the capacity of … Continued

Sustainable Reintegration in Afghanistan | Piloting alternatives for Afghan returnees

Addressing the issue of post-return stigma and equipping the returning migrants with a set of skills necessary to run a successful business can not only generate more opportunities for returnees, but also improve the overall sustainability of reintegration. To tackle these challenges, ERRIN supported the Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) in the development of a project … Continued

Reach Out | Improving outreach to undocumented migrants

The first project approved under the ERRIN facility, Reach Out, has been looking at ways of improving outreach to people on the move in urban settings. The first phase of the project was officially concluded in April 2021, with Reach Out 2.0. officially launching right afterwards. Return counselling is more than just informing a migrant … Continued