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Migration and Home Affairs

Expert groups

Networking on legal migration, irregular migration and return

EMN Return Expert Group (EMN REG)

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The EMN Return Expert Group (EMN REG) functions as a platform for practical cooperation and the sharing of good practice and expertise on return. The EMN REG provides a structure for, planning, follow-up and monitoring of return activities in the EU. The EMN REG connects key stakeholders from EU countries, and representatives of EU funded programmes and when appropriate, civil society.

EMN Return Expert Group (REG) page

Platform on Statelessness

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The EMN Platform on Statelessness aims to determine the state of play of statelessness in the European Union and raise awareness in regards with statelessness.

Platform of Statelessness page

Integrated return management

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Under the EU integrated return management approach, the EMN REG coordinates EU funded return programmes including the European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN).

The European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN) is a consortium of 15 partner countries which facilitates the return and reintegration of migrants who cannot, or no longer wish to, remain in Europe.

ERRIN caters for a wide range of needs, providing counselling, referral, and reintegration assistance for persons returning to their country of origin.

ERRIN is funded through the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), with co-financing from participating national agencies.

ERRIN website

EMN Information and Awareness Raising Campaigns Working Group (EMN INFO WG)

The general objective of the EMN INFO WG is to support knowledge exchange and to provide an enhanced structured coordination between EU Member States, EU bodies and, as needed, relevant external experts such as international organisations, e.g. UNHCR or IOM. This interchange is on the conception and implementation of migration information and awareness raising campaigns with the view of preventing migrant smuggling and reducing irregular migration flows to the EU as well as providing objective information about EU migration and asylum policies.