Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) is an indispensable part of a comprehensive approach to migration management aiming at orderly and humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host or transit countries and wish to return to their countries of origin. 

IOM Estonia implements return and reintegration projects in close coordination with the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia, assisting migrants throughout the entire process from first information to reintegration based on the following objectives: 

  • Ensure that return and readmission occur in a safe and dignified manner and that migrants can make an informed decision and can take ownership of their choice(s); 
  • Support returnees, communities, and authorities through holistic and development-oriented approaches to sustainable reintegration at the individual, community, and structural level; 
  • Act as an honest broker to provide advice and support, foster cooperation, as well as capacity development to governments and other stakeholders, on developing rights-based return, readmission and reintegration policies and processes that comply with international law and frameworks and national law; 
  • To assist our beneficiaries in return and reintegration in their country of origin. 

Since 2010 IOM Estonia has been facilitating assisted voluntary returns under the program by the European Union Asylum, Integration and Migration Fund (AMIF). Hundreds of migrant returnees are assisted and counselled every year.  

Find out more about Return here

Find out more about Reintegration here.  

Find out more about IOM’s global return and reintegration activities here


„The project „Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme from Estonia“ is co-funded by the European Union Asylum, Integration and Migration Fund and the Ministry of the Interior“.“


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