The EMN Return Expert Group (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, including from Member States, representatives of EU funded programmes and when appropriate civil society. An Integrated Return Management Application (IRMA) facilitates Member States’ to collect operational statistics and information on return and readmission activities.
The Platform aims to determine the state of play of statelessness in the European Union and raise awareness in regards with statelessness.
Under the EU integrated return management approach, the EMN Return expert group (REG) coordinates EU funded return programmes including EURINT and ERRIN.
The European Integrated Return Management Initiative network (EURINT) develops a common European approach towards third countries with regard to return cooperation and operational arrangements. Emphasis is on improving the number of actual returns by obtaining a higher number of identity documents for irregular migrants.
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.
Under the programme, Caritas International Belgium (CIB) is the contracted service provider for The Gambia. CIB works with Catholic Development Office (Caritas Gambia) as local service delivery partner to assist returnees, both voluntary and non-voluntary, with the first steps of their reintegration once back home.
ERRIN is funded through the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), with co-financing from participating national agencies.