‘Voluntary return’ has increased dramatically in Norway since 2008, with more than 1000 returnees to Iraq alone. At this seminar we will present a recent evaluation of the return and reintegration programme to Iraq. There will also be a broader discussion of different perspectives on return programmes, post-return reintegration and the sustainability of return.


09:30–10:00 Coffee and breakfast
10:00-11:30 Presentations

Arne Strand, Chr. Michelsen Institute

Ruerd Ruben, Radboud University Nijmegen

Ingvald Bertelsen, NOAS

11:30-12:00 Questions and discussion

Key topics

How voluntary is voluntary return?
How to deal with vulnerable groups?
What does reintegration entail?

To participate, register by Monday 21 November.