Description: 

The study maps the different forms of Assisted Return that are in place in the EU Member States. It does this by outlining the various approaches of Assisted Return programmes of the Member States and possible synergies to further develop and improve Assisted Return programmes in the EU.
 

Table of contents: 
  • Foreword
  • 1. INTRODUCTION: PURPOSE AND METHODOLOGY
    • 1.1 Purpose
    • 1.2 Methodology
  • 2. DEFINITIONS, CATEGORIES AND DATA
    • 2.1 Definitions of Assisted Return
    • 2.2 Categorisation of returnees
    • 2.3 Data on Assisted Return
      • 2.3.1 General developments
      • 2.3.2 Countries of citizenship
      • 2.3.3 Sex Distribution
      • 2.3.4 Age Structure
      • 2.3.5 Family situation
      • 2.3.6 Status
      • 2.3.7 Financial aspects
      • 2.3.8 Unaccompanied minors
  • 3. THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK
    • 3.1 The political and legal framework in Austria
    • 3.2 The influence of European policy and legislation
    • 3.3 Main actors in Assisted Return
      • 3.3.1 Donors
      • 3.3.2 Return counselling and organisation of Assisted Returns
      • 3.3.3 Organisation of travel and further assistance
      • 3.3.4 Re-integration measures
  • 4. ORGANISATION OF ASSISTED RETURN
    • 4.1 Motives for Assisted Return
      • 4.1.1 Motives of returnees
      • 4.1.2 Motives of the Austrian State
    • 4.2 Obstacles to Assisted Return
      • 4.2.1 Organisational obstacles
      • 4.2.2 Ethical obstacles
      • 4.2.3 Legal Obstacles
    • 4.3 Procedures of Assisted Return
      • 4.3.1 General return counselling and Assisted Return
      • 4.3.2 Assisted Return from detention pending deportation
      • 4.3.3 Assisted Return from prisons
      • 4.3.4 Unaccompanied minors
  • 5. RE-INTEGRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF RETURN
    • 5.1 Re-integration
      • 5.1.1 General re-integration measures
      • 5.1.2 Country-specific re-integration measures
    • 5.2 Monitoring
    • 5.3 Sustainability
  • 6. SUMMARY AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
  • 7. ANNEX
    • I. Bibliography
    • II. Translations of German terms and abbreviations
    • III. Statistics
    • IV. Communication channels during Assisted Return measures
    • V. List of national European Return Fund Projects 2009 National Programme year 2009 (1 July 2009 – 30 June 2010)
    • VI. Guide for semi-structured interviews – Example