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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 - 30/06/2011
Total budget€386 954
EU contribution50%
Name of the entity managing the projectDienst Terugkeer en Vertrek
FundRF
CountryNetherlands

Project Description

Each year, a number of non-EU nationals arrive in the Netherlands seeking refugee status. For those not granted permission to stay, this project sought to make the return easier by building relations with the authorities in their countries of origin. The project team also worked with local partners in these countries. The project focused in particular on vulnerable groups from Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine, who received reintegration assistance upon returning home.

Benefits and results

The project resulted in the return of 137 non-EU nationals, in consultation with representatives from the Georgian, Armenian and Ukrainian authorities. This collaboration facilitated the provision of replacement travel documents, as well as declarations of nationality.

The project also demonstrated that even those forced to leave the Netherlands can benefit from reintegration projects when they return home to their country of origin.

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