Reintegration Assistance - Completed Projects
Development and Implementation of a Pilot Project for the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Chechens
Duration: 01.07.2009 to 30.06.2010
The project foresaw the development and subsequent implementation of a pilot project for assisted voluntary return and reintegration for (failed) Chechen asylum seekers, recognized refugees, individuals with subsidiary protection, and individuals not or no longer permitted to legally reside in Austria. Based on the results of the "Study on the Situation and Status of Russian Nationals from the Chechen Republic Receiving Basic Welfare Support in Austria", which was carried out in 2008/09 by IOM Vienna and IOM Moscow, functioning structures and networks for a return and reintegration program were to be established in Austria and in the Russian Federation.
Study on the Situation and Status of Russian Nationals from the Chechen Republic Receiving Basic Welfare Support in Austria
Duration: 01.09.2008 to 30.06.2009
The goal of the "Study on the Situation and Status of Russian Nationals from the Chechen Republic Receiving Basic Welfare Support in Austria" was to establish a knowledge base on the profile of Russian citizens from the Chechen Republic who receive basic welfare support in Austria, including information about their motives for migrating to Austria, about remaining in the country, and about their potential return home.
Return and Reintegration Assistance for Voluntary Returnees to Kosovo
Duration: 01.09.2008 to 30.06.2012
From September 2008 to June 2012, IOM Vienna was in charge of implementing the project “Return and Reintegration Assistance for Voluntary Returnees to Kosovo”. This project was funded by the European Return Fund, the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior as well as the provincial governments of Lower Austria, Tirol and Carinthia.
Integrated Approach regarding Information on Return and Reintegration in Countries of Origin
Duration: 01.11.2008 to 30.06.2010
The IRRICO II project “Integrated Approach regarding Information on Return and Reintegration in Countries of Origin” aimed to gather and consolidate return and reintegration information on countries of origin in order to help those working directly with migrants wishing to return home by providing up to date and reliable information on education, health care, housing, employment possibilities, transportation, social security and other areas. This served to support migrants in making a fully informed choice.
Coordination of the Return and Reintegration Assistance for Voluntary Returnees to Moldova
Duration: 15.12.2005 to 31.01.2010
IOM Vienna is implementing the project "Coordination of Return and Reintegration Assistance for Voluntary Returnees to Moldova". The project aims at the sustainable return and reintegration of voluntary returning Moldovan citizens, who have the status of
- asylum seekers
- refugees or
- a refoulement protection in Austria
Return initiative for irregular migrants from Kosovo
In the context of this EU project, irregular migrants from Kosovo residing in Vienna or Lower Austria, had the possibility to seek counselling on a non-binding basis about return support and programmes.
Coordination of the Assistance for Voluntary Return to Afghanistan
1 April 2003 - 31 August 2006 From April 2003 to August 2006 IOM Vienna was entrusted with the implementation of the project "Coordination of the Assistance for Voluntary Return to Afghanistan", which was financed by the European Refugee Fund (ERF) and the Austrian Ministry of Interior (MOI). The project aimed at establishing a link between return counselling in Austria, the logistics of the return and the arrival at the country of origin. This programme was available to all return counselling centres in Austria, whether governmental or NGOs, which provide counselling to Afghans. The target group was comprised of Afghan citizens in Austria who wished to return home and for whom voluntary return was a meaningful option. The reintegration measures offered contributed to the success and sustainability of the return and a new start for the returnees, which was an important aspect of the programme.
Special Programme for the Reintegration of Returnees to Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
The aim of the project was to reinforce the capacity of local NGOs in Albania, Kosovo (Serbia and Montenegro) and FYROM, in view of promoting long-term sustainable reintegration services for irregular migrants returning with existing IOM Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Programmes from the EU Member States.