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.
By improving relationships and cooperation with third country diplomatic missions, the Romanian authorities have improved processes for identifying non-EU nationals residing in Romania.
Reintegration assistance was provided to migrants voluntarily leaving Lithuania to return to their countries of origin.
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.
By raising awareness of the assisted voluntary return process, the International Organisation for Migration was able to assist 100 voluntary returns.
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.
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.
Immigrants were encouraged to participate in the assisted voluntary return process through various activities, as well as information material in various languages.
Officials of the State Border Guard received training to improve the skills needed to escort irregular immigrants during the forced return process.
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.
By setting up networks involving German and African organisations, this project helped non-EU nationals integrate when returning voluntarily to their home countries.
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.
By analysing an array of previous return projects, the project was able to identify successful return practices for vulnerable refugees.
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.
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.
The UK Border Agency assisted over 10 000 returns through a series of programmes targeting different audiences.
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.
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.