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Programme for voluntary return of vulnerable persons

An information campaign promoting voluntary return ensured non-EU migrants were aware of the option of an assisted return to their country of origin, while reintegration measures, including practical support, ensured the return was successful in the longer term.

Project dates:  30/12/2011 - 30/06/2012RFBulgaria

Strengthening consultation with the diplomatic missions of third countries

By improving relationships and cooperation with third country diplomatic missions, the Romanian authorities have improved processes for identifying non-EU nationals residing in Romania.

Project dates:  20/12/2010 - 30/06/2011RFRomania

Reintegration in countries of origin

Reintegration assistance was provided to migrants voluntarily leaving Lithuania to return to their countries of origin.

Project dates:  01/07/2010 - 30/06/2011RFLithuania

PARTIR II: Assisted voluntary return for migrants living in vulnerable conditions

PARTIR II provided practical support for the voluntary return of 208 immigrants living in distressing conditions. Through individual return plans, the project also helped 139 migrants reintegrate within their country of origin.

Project dates:  01/07/2010 - 30/06/2011RFItaly

Return and reintegration assistance to unsuccessful asylum seekers and irregular migrants from Slovakia to countries of origin (Phase II)

By raising awareness of the assisted voluntary return process, the International Organisation for Migration was able to assist 100 voluntary returns.

Project dates:  01/04/2010 - 28/02/2011RFSlovakia

Voluntary assisted return and reintegration programme for irregular non-EEA nationals (I-VARRP)

Over the course of a year, more than 200 vulnerable irregular migrants returned voluntarily to their country of origin or habitual residence, with several enrolling in education or starting a business.

Project dates:  01/03/2010 - 31/03/2011RFIeland

Sustainable voluntary return

This joint project between Spain and Bolivia enabled the return and reintegration of 14 Bolivian immigrants, the vast majority of whom are now running businesses that the project helped them to establish.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/08/2010RFSpain

RESTART II: Voluntary return and sustainable reintegration in the country of origin

Immigrants were encouraged to participate in the assisted voluntary return process through various activities, as well as information material in various languages.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/07/2012RFMalta

Elaboration of escort skill development course and establishment of training technical base

Officials of the State Border Guard received training to improve the skills needed to escort irregular immigrants during the forced return process.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 30/06/2012RFLatvia

Training for officials involved in returns and removals

Over the course of a year, 32 officials were trained on all aspects of forced return operations. They received practical training on escorting returnees, ensuring a more efficient and effective return process that respects human dignity.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010RFEstonia

AUS!Wege: Begleitung und Unterstützung von freiwilliger Rückkehr

By setting up networks involving German and African organisations, this project helped non-EU nationals integrate when returning voluntarily to their home countries.

Project dates:  01/12/2009 - 30/11/2010RFGermany

Home Again

When a home providing care to the mentally disabled was damaged during fighting in Bosnia, a number of residents found shelter in Hungary. Some 17 years later, this project enabled them to return to their home country, to the renovated home.

Project dates:  01/08/2009 - 31/12/2009RFHungary

Positive action of vulnerable groups in the return process

By analysing an array of previous return projects, the project was able to identify successful return practices for vulnerable refugees.

Project dates:  01/05/2009 - 31/12/2009RFFinland

Post-arrival assistance projects

Some 137 people returned to Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine from the Netherlands received reintegration assistance, while improved relations with the authorities in these countries facilitated the return process.

Project dates:  01/01/2009 - 30/06/2011RFNetherlands

Establishment of permanent operational cooperation with translators in the procedures of identifying non-EU nationals on the basis of language analysis

By analysing language, including accents and dialects, translators can determine the origin of an unresponsive non-EU national and thereby obtain the necessary documents from the relevant third country.

Project dates:  01/01/2009 - 30/06/2012RFSlovenia

Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR)

The UK Border Agency assisted over 10 000 returns through a series of programmes targeting different audiences.

Project dates:  01/08/2008 - 31/03/2011RFUnited Kingdom

Return of Families

Families in Belgium who are likely to be returned to their country of origin now reside temporarily in an open reception centre that provides support for parents and children alike.

Project dates:  01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009RFBelgium

Voluntary return

By providing financial assistance to migrants voluntarily returning to their country of origin, the French Office of Immigration and Integration was able to provide migrants with the means to establish economic activity in their home country, thereby ensuring that the return was sustainable.

Project dates:  01/01/2008 - 01/01/2012RFFrance

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