Predefined Project: Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration

Project Promoter: International Organization of Migration (IOM)
Outcome: Orderly and humane voluntary return of migrants or vulnerable groups is secured
Project grant rate: 100%
Maximum project grant amount: 1 million euros

The project aims to provide voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) assistance to migrants who, in situations of vulnerability, express the will to return to their country of origin. The target will particularly consist of 290 cases of migrants in situations of vulnerability, identified primarily at the Greek borders, and shall include, among others, single parent families, victims of trafficking, migrants with health and assistance needs, UMCs and elderly migrants. Beneficiaries will receive effective and comprehensive assistance, based on the experience and lessons learned acquired by IOM through the years of AVRR operations.

This pre-defined project is going to be implemented by IOM Greek office starting from 2022. COVID-19 modified challenges in the reception procedures at the borders, the asylum process and the accommodation facilities and services provided to migrants. Movements have been severely affected (either restricted or entirely suspended) in many countries worldwide, as several restrictions and health measures have been put in place by the relevant governmental authorities to prevent the spread of the disease.