What is it?

This 24-months project aims to contribute to a more informed and sustainable reintegration process in Brazil, through a complementary joint reintegration model. This mechanism reinforces the support provided by existing Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programmes implemented in Portugal, Belgium and Ireland.

Strengthening the connection between pre-departure and post-arrival counselling, the project sets up a referral and coordination mechanism that promotes a more sustainable reintegration for returning migrants in Brazil. The mechanism is based on returning migrants’ needs identified in host countries during the pre-departure counselling phase - as well as the referrals made to local actors with relevant support programmes in Brazil.

The project focuses on the three main Brazilian States to which migrants have returned to in the past years, namely: Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo.

Main activities

In Brazil
  • Mapping local state actors and non-state actors and initiatives potentially useful for migrants returning to Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo;
  • Creating a reintegration support network with local actors identified through the mapping exercise;
  • Organizing a training of trainers for local actors part of the support network, with a focus on the psychosocial impact of the return process.
  In Portugal, Belgium and Ireland
  • Organizing awareness sessions for AVRR counsellors on the importance of sharing information identified by the project with returning migrants, early on during the pre-departure counselling phase - using the project’s brochure, website, or MigApp;
  • Sharing the information gathered during the project’s mapping exercise when providing pre-departure counselling - using the project’s brochure, MigApp, or the project’s website - and refer migrants to local actors in Brazil whenever possible and relevant.
Joint Activities
  • Creating a coordination and referral mechanism between host countries and local actors in Brazil, tailored to migrants’ specific needs;
  • Creating a working group bringing together experts from Brazil, Portugal, Belgium and Ireland to discuss and analyze the mechanism implemented in this project, share reintegrate good practices, as well as recommendations for future initiatives.

Interested to know more about state and non-state local services available to Brazilian returnees to the states of Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo?

Check our portal www.reintegracaobrasil.com

gathering all mapped services per cities and sectors.
To learn more about the project, watch this video.

For further information please contact Mrs. Charlotte Crahay (email: ccrahay@iom.int, tel: +32(0) 2 287 74 16)

The SURE project is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and co-financed by the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF).

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