How voluntary is 'voluntary return"?

And what does it mean for reintegration?

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Time: Wednesday, 23 November 2011 09:30-12:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

‘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.