Restart Nigeria

The Restart project provides extra reintegration assistance to complement the existing IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programs and targets Nigerian migrants returning from Europe. In collaboration with IOM Nigeria, who has been witnessing consistent returns from various EU countries, the programme started in October 2014 and will run until April 2016, targetting up to 450 migrants.

It provides the returnees with sustainable income generating activities and smooth integration into the local communities.

Special attention will be paid to vulnerable migrants, which may include victims of trafficking (VoTs) or unaccompanied minor children (UMCs). The program seeks to reinforce the long term sustainability of returning migrants to Nigeria through the provision of income generating activities, in addition to tailored activities for vulnerable migrants. The maximum amount available per reintegration plan is € 1200. Various types of assistance available: business set-up, temporary accommodation, educational/vocational training, business training, and medical assistance.

This project is co-financed by the European Union. 

For more information, contact Mr. Andreas De Boer (email:, tel: +32 (0) 2 287 74 29.