Annual EMN Conference "Rethinking returns from the EU: Sustainable returns and cooperation with countries of origin
On 6 and 7 July, the Slovakian National Contact Point of the EMN - in connection with its Member State's Presidency of the Council of the EU - organized the annual EMN conference. This time the conference focused on sustainable returns and cooperation with countries of origin.
The conference seeked to discuss the current state of play in the field of return and further practical cooperation with countries of return by bringing together European policy-makers and practitioners from the EU Member States, EU institutions and agencies, EU-funded cooperation projects, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental sector, academia as well as countries of origin.
The EU return policy and measures were put into the broader context of current migration trends and realities as well as of the situation in the countries of return in order to contribute to further EU policy-making in this area. The conference collected best practices and lessons learned from various stakeholders for further use by the EU, its Member States and Norway.
More information on the conference, the programme and the speakers can be found on the website of the conference.