Description: 

The study analyses the question, of how irregular Migrants who are not in contact with the authorities can be reached to provide them with information on voluntary return. After a presentation of the relevant provisions of Austrian law, the study focuses on the relevant groups of irregular migrants and the actors involved in disseminating information on voluntary return. A specific focus is placed on the tools used to disseminate information and related challenges are also analysed. The study closes with a chapter on statistical data and estimates of irregular migration in Austria and a summary of the major findings.

Table des matières: 
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Definitions
    • 1.2 EU legal and policy context
    • 1.3 Methodology
  • 2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK IN AUSTRIA
    • 2.1 National legal context
      • 2.1.1 Information following a return decision
      • 2.1.2 Return counselling and return assistance
      • 2.1.3 Recent changes to the legal framework
    • 2.2 Guidelines and policy papers
  • 3. GROUPS OF IRREGULAR MIGRANTS
    • 3.1 Migrants entering the country irregularly
    • 3.2 Migrants not complying with the obligation to depart
    • 3.3 Migrants who forfeit their residence permit
    • 3.4 Migrants not admissible or possible to be removed
  • 4. ACTORS INVOLVED IN DISSEMINATING INFORMATION
    • 4.1 State actors
    • 4.2 Other actors
  • 5. DISSEMINATED INFORMATION
    • 5.1 Tools used for disseminating information on voluntary return
    • 5.2 Content of the disseminated information
  • 6. CHALLENGES
    • 6.1 General challenges
    • 6.2 Confidentiality considerations
    • 6.3 Approaches to disseminating information
  • 7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION
    • 7.1 Monitoring methods
    • 7.2 Evaluation methods
  • 8. STATISTICS AND ESTIMATES
    • 8.1 Statistics
    • 8.2 Estimates
    • 8.3 Conclusion
  • 9. SUMMARY
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.2 Bibliography