Kazakhstan, reintegration partner

Fedasil recently travelled to Kazakhstan to monitor the reintegration projects of people who have voluntarily returned from Belgium.

From 4 to 8 May, representatives from Fedasil and IOM Brussels visited Kazakhstan to monitor Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration. Indeed, Kazakhstan is an important country for the Belgian voluntary return programme: between January 2014 and April 2015, just over 60 Kazakhs benefited from the programme and the country was one of the top 5 reintegration countries in 2014. Aid for reintegration is dispensed by the local offices of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Caritas International, both located in the city of Almaty.Fedasil and IOM Brussels met with personnel from the Kazakh Migration Agency, as well as various organisations involved in reintegration in Kazakhstan. They also spoke with those who have received aid for reintegration in Kazakhstan. The objective was to gain a clear view of the offer and the challenges in terms of reintegration (jobs, projects) and look for new development opportunities.Monitoring missionsFedasil regularly takes part in monitoring missions organised by IOM or Caritas partners in various reintegration countries. At least once a year, Fedasil's return advisers take part in such a mission to monitor people who have returned from Belgium.