BUDAPEST PROCESS SECRETARIAT - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Silk Routes and South East Europe Working Groups meet jointly

Sarajevo, 7-8 May 2018 : To further discuss the topic of return and reintegration, 60 participants from 29 countries, gathered on 7 and 8 May 2018 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During this Joint meeting of the Silk Routes and the South East Europe Working Groups, Iraq and Afghanistan presented the reintegration policies in their countries. Representatives from academia and independent bodies (Samuel Hall and the University of Koç) shared their perspectives and research conclusions for successful reintegration, presenting concrete examples, like the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Delegations agreed that the return process should be considered as one part of the entire migration management process, and that reintegration should include not only economic elements but also psychosocial indicators.