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REAG/GARP support programme

With the humanitarian REAG/GARP support programme, the Federal Government and Länder provide assistance to persons in voluntarily returning to their country of origin or in onward migration to a state that is willing to receive them.

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ZIRF - Individual counselling on returns

The counselling services of the Information Centre for Voluntary Return (ZIRF) provide country fact sheets and answers to individual enquiries of those interested in returning.

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The Return and Reintegration Coordination Agency

Return to and long-term reintegration in the home country require careful preparation. Germany and the EU support voluntary returns with a large number of projects.

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The Northern Iraq project

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM Iraq) manages a return project for voluntary returnees to Northern Iraq with the support of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and the European Return Fund.

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ERIN project

ERIN (European Reintegration Instrument Network) is a joint return and reintegration project involving seven European partner states. The project receives most of its funding from the EU Commission and was launched on 1 June 2014.

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The Kosovo URA 2 return project

The "URA 2" project ("bridge" in Albanian) offers various measures for the integration, care and support of Kosovan returnees and natives in its Return Centre in Prishtina.

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FAQ: Assisted returns

People whose asylum application in Germany has been turned down may opt to return voluntarily. This is an alternative to forced return. Asylum-seekers whose asylum proceedings have not yet been concluded may also return to their country of origin voluntarily. These FAQs indicate what needs to be taken into account, what the advantages of voluntary return are and what promotional programmes and advice are on offer.

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