Publication date: 03 November 2014

This focused study presents an analysis of (Member) States use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies and identifies similarities, differences and good practices in this field

Publication date: 01 October 2014

The REG Directory “Connecting Return Experts across Europe” gives an overview of the programmes across Europe to support return and reintegration in third countries.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: REG
Keywords: reintegration programmes, voluntary return

Publication date: 16 July 2014

The annual "activity report" 2013 of the Immigration Office is available.

Publication date: 02 July 2014

The Belgian Federal Migration Centre published today a report on the Belgian return policy after the transposition of the EU-Return Directive.

Publication date: 02 July 2014

This focused study examines the use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies in Belgium.

Publication date: 19 November 2013

This EMN Inform provides an overview of current aspects of return in EU Schengen Member States and Norway, including statistics.

Publication date: 03 July 2013

This very first edition of the IOM Brussels Country Office (CO) Year Report will give you a brief overview of activities undertaken in 2012 allowing a focus on specific areas of interest linked to the Belgian and Luxembourg migration context and more broadly to the European and global context.

Publication date: 25 March 2013

In this background note, the ACP Observatory on Migration assesses return migration in a South-South context, proposing return definitions, typologies and trends as well as a summary of current policies and best practices.

Publication date: 21 February 2013

This Synthesis Report summarises the main findings of the EMN Focussed Study on Establishing Identity for International Protection: Challenges and Practices undertaken by EMN National Contact Points from 25 (Member) States.

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform provides a short overview of the main developments that took place in the EU in 2011 in response to increasing migratory pressure and specifically in relation to the six strategic priority areas of the EU Action on Migratory Pressure.

Publication date: 31 October 2012

This publication focuses on Brazilian migrants who have resided in Belgium and who returned to Brazil through the system of voluntary return. The thesis investigates if and how these returnees become actors of development in their home region in Brazil.
Main theme: Return & Readmission, External Dimension
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: AVRR, Brazil

Publication date: 25 September 2012

In this national contribution to the EMN focussed study, the Belgian Contact Point describes the issue of establishing identity of applicants for international protection and for the return of rejected asylum applicants

Publication date: 22 August 2012

The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) 2011 Annual Report outlines IOM’s work carried out during 2011 in the areas of AVRR and `Post-Arrival and Reintegration Assistance` (PARA).
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: AVRR, PARA

Publication date: 21 August 2012

The REAB Annual Report 2011 gives an overview of developments and latest trends regarding stakeholders, assistance and approaches addressing the return and reintegration of migrants. It offers a basis for further recommendations on AVRR and return management, more particularly in Belgium.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Report

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The annual report for 2011 Fedasil on developments in the field of voluntary return provides insight into the voluntary return programs, and a summary of the developments regarding the additional reintegration support as well as future prospects.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: Fedasil

Publication date: 29 February 2012

The Belgian Federal Agency for Reception of Asylum Seekers presents the statistics of voluntary returns performed from Belgium in 2011.

Publication date: 15 February 2012

The study generates a checklist which aims to assist Member States in developing their processes for considering the return of children informed by national good practices.

Publication date: 23 June 2011

This is the Annual Report 2010 of the Belgian Immigration Office (Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken/Office des Etrangers)

Publication date: 11 May 2011

The Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (Centre) published its fourth annual report 'Migration'. The Centre pleads for the third year in a row for a sustainable migration policy in Belgium.

Publication date: 04 May 2011

IOM published in cooperation with Fedasil the annual REAB-report 2010

Publication date: 30 March 2011

To what extent the Voluntary Return Programmes for foreign workers can be helpful in order to decrease unemployment pressures in a context of economic crisis? In the background of lessons provided by experience in other countries, this paper analyzes the Spanish policy in that field.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: foreign workers, Spain, voluntary return

Publication date: 27 January 2011

This research, initiated by the IOM, aimed at better defining the profile of the Brazilian migrants residing in Ireland, Portugal and Belgium.
Main theme: Irregular Migration, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: Brazil, IOM, irregular resident

Publication date: 05 October 2010

IOM-study: Migration between Russia and the European Union - Policy Implications from a Small-Scale Study of Irregular Migrants
Main theme: Migration, Irregular Migration, Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: IOM, Russia

Publication date: 01 October 2009

How is assisted return defined? How is voluntary return implemented in Belgium and what is the target group? This study examines further the political and institutional context, the legal basis as well as programs and data available on the subject.
Main theme: Return & Readmission
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: REAB program, migration policy