Networking on legal migration, irregular migration and return
Return Expert Group (REG)
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.
Under the EU integrated return management approach, the EMN Return expert group (REG) coordinates EU funded return programmes including EURINT and ERIN.
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 Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action Program is a joint return and reintegration Program that aims to implement sustainable return and reintegration of third country nationals in their country of origin, with further cooperation between ERIN partner institutions.