The next Transnational Exchange V workshop will take place online in July 2021. The topic of the workshop will be AVRR counselling methods with a focus on how to deal with the client’s fears in the process. The AVRR counsellors will have to opportunity to exchange best counselling practices with colleagues from several different European countries in small group discussions.
2. Workshop: Update and exchange on return and reintegration counselling in Europe
The second workshop of the Transnational Exchange V project took place online on the 17th of March 2021. The 85 workshop registrations from 10 European countries showed the great interest in understanding different AVRR counselling systems and the desire to connect with colleagues across borders. The workshop included 9 country presentations introducing the main counselling providers, the counselling system, the most recent return numbers, the return and reintegration budget and the latest news. The workshop ended with a presentation about changes on a European policy level and the growing role of Frontex. The summary of the workshop can be here: download.
1. Workshop: Assisted voluntary return to Latin America with a focus on El Salvador, Venezuela and Colombia
The first workshop of the Transnational Exchange V project about voluntary return to Latin America took place online due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic on the 10th and 11th of November 2020. We would like to give you some ideas or hints on what to discuss with Latin American returnees during your AVRR counselling session as a result of our workshop. We hope that these four points can stimulate beneficial conversations with your clients and hopefully lead to a sustainable return. Please bear in mind that the return conditions and challenges differ greatly depending on the country of return.