Capacity building for long-term reintegration of returnees to Iraq (CAIR)

The overall objective of this project was to create the conditions for the reintegration of Iraqi returnees – individuals as well as families – back into their communities on their return. More specifically, actions were aimed at strengthening the capacities of the Government of Iraq in reintegration. Activities also focused on increasing the capabilities of local and community based organisations to provide reintegration support to returnees to Iraq.

The aim was also to create linkages between the ongoing European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN) efforts and development objectives of the local communities. In addition, actions
were used to enhance the sustainability of reintegration efforts by creating public-private collaborations and partnerships in order to create better access to employment opportunities for returnees, and better linkages between reintegration support and market needs.

Actions under the project were completed through two components: (1) focus on the development of a model for long-term reintegration support that authorities of both countries, in cooperation with community-based actors, will pilot and assess the effectiveness of; (2) focus on activities related to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform as a one-stop-shop for cooperation on sustainable reintegration (with the private-sector playing a crucial role vis-à-vis employment, training, and economic support).

This project ended on 31 May 2023 and was funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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