Arne Strand

Deputy Director, Research Director, U4 Director

‘Voluntary return’ has increased dramatically in Norway since 2008, with more than 1000 returnees to Iraq alone. At this seminar we will present a recent evaluation of the return and reintegration programme to Iraq. There will also be a broader discussion of different perspectives on return programmes, post-return reintegration and the sustainability of return.

Program

09:30–10:00 Coffee and breakfast
10:00-11:30 Presentations

Arne Strand, Chr. Michelsen Institute

Ruerd Ruben, Radboud University Nijmegen

Ingvald Bertelsen, NOAS

11:30-12:00  Questions and discussion

Key topics

How voluntary is voluntary return?
How to deal with vulnerable groups?
What does reintegration entail?

To participate, register by Monday 21 November.

Publications

CMI Report | 2011

Between two societies: Review of the information, return and reintegration of Iraqi nationals to Iraq (IRRINI) programme

The Information, Return, and Reintegration of Iraqi Nationals to Iraq (IRRINI) programme was established in 2008 by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) to facilitate the voluntary return and reintegration of persons from...
Arne Strand, Synnøve Bendixsen, Erlend Paasche, Jessica Schultz (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:4) 125 p.
CMI Report | 2011

Samandrag: Gjennomgang av programmet - Information, return and reintegration of Iraqi nationals to Iraq (IRRINI)

Arne Strand (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:4)