The Hungarian Assisted Voluntary Return, Reintegration and Information Programme aims to facilitate the voluntary return of migrants in Hungary to their home countries in safety and dignity, and to contribute towards the sustainability of their return through reintegration assistance
The project consists of four components:
- The Information component uses various means of communication to reach the potential beneficiaries, such as printed info materials (posters), the dedicated multilingual website (www.volret.hu), the dedicated toll-free multilingual phone line available in several languages and the outreach visits – including presentations to staff and presentations and counseling to beneficiaries – to relevant facilities in Hungary, such as reception centers, asylum detention centers and alien policing detention centers.
- The return component will assist beneficiaries by arranging their voluntary return (providing pre-departure assistance, obtaining travel documentation, organizing fit-to-travel medical examination, providing escorts (if necessary), purchasing travel tickets and travel insurance, providing departure, transit and arrival assistance, etc)
- The reintegration component will assist vulnerable returnees, such as minors, unaccompanied minors, disabled people, elderly people, pregnant women, single parents with minor children, and persons who have been subjected to torture, rape or other serious forms of psychological, physical or sexual violence as well as returnees with chronic medical conditions and returnees with chronic medical conditions with their reintegration in the country of origin, by offering – based on a needs assessment – reintegration counseling and a reintegration grant from which the beneficiary can finance the various activities of a pre-defined reintegration plan.
- The evaluation component will include post-arrival questionnaires with beneficiaries who already returned to their country of origin, especially focusing on those who benefitted from the reintegration component. The answers will be analyzed and transformed into recommendations, based on which the programme can be further improved.
The project is implemented with the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund - AMIF