National budget and AMIF
The voluntary return programme depends partly on national budget and partly on European budget from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). This Fund aims at reinforcing the European management of migration and at promoting a common approach based on solidarity among the Member States.
The AMIF project Voluntary Return 2022-2023
The AMIF project Voluntary Return was created in 2022-2023 to reinforce the existing programme and to develop the established network with the IOM and Caritas, taking account of the current national context. To this end, the project focuses on 4 goals:
- Improve the outreach, the accompaniment and the support of the target group in the field. This target group consists of applicants for international protection and undocumented migrants.
- Reinforce reintegration assistance with a special focus on vulnerabilities: for example, unaccompanied foreign minors, families with children or returnees with underlying medical problems.
- Build partnerships with organisations active in the field of Voluntary Return or the accompaniment of the target group in order to develop and strengthen the national and international cooperation.
- Aim for a better-quality return programme by focusing on the monitoring and evaluation of the current management processes and the support offer. In this regard, the digitalisation and datalisation of the return process play a key role.