Reintegration in country of origin

Since 2008, IOM International Organization for Migration in Slovakia has been offering reintegration assistance to migrants who opted for voluntary return and who also requested assistance with reintegration in their country of origin.

The purpose of reintegration assistance is to increase the self-esteem of the individual returning to his country of origin by providing him with counselling and financial assistance. The assistance aims at enabling the returnee, through his own activity, to set up tools that would provide him with regular means for subsistence and for living. Reintegration assistance is based on migrant’s needs and it is directly conditioned by his personal situation/ capacity (education, work experience, family situation), available financial resources, as well as services and goods available in country of origin.

Migrants returning home under the auspices of IOM can benefit from assistance with establishing of small businesses, which provide them with a source of income, with increase of their qualification, which could in turn increase their employability, assistance with jobsearch, with providing for migrant’s basic needs following their arrival home, with temporary accommodation, legal assistance or medical assistance.

The assistance is provided AFTER the return, by respective IOM mission, in the country of origin. It is adjusted to individual needs of migrants and it is based on an individual return plan which is elaborated by migrant under the assistance of IOM (either before the return or after the return). The assistance is provided in-kind, i.e. in form of direct payments to providers of goods and services in the country of origin. Migrants subsequently receive goods and services from providers.

Reintegration assistance can consist of different types of assistance (click here) and follows certain rules and conditions for granting and reporting of reintegration assistance (click here).

Read more about reintegration assistance from Slovakia provided in various countries (click here) as well as success stories on reintegration of migrants who returned voluntarily from Slovakia to their country of origin (click here).

Success stories

Films - Stories of migrants

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Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Country of Origin (Individual Project).

This project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Internal Security Fund.

Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia