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return counselling

Definition(s)

Individual return advice to potential returnees, including – depending on the circumstances of the case - information on the obligation to leave the country and the consequences if not leaving, different return support schemes, information on the situation in the country of return and the potential prospects for the returnees for a new start in their country of return with the aim to encourage (assisted) voluntary return.

Source(s)

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Translations

  • BG: консултиране относно връщането
  • CS: návratové poradenství
  • DE: Rückkehrberatung
  • EL: παροχή συμβουλών για την επιστροφή / συμβουλευτική υπηρεσία για την επιστροφή / συμβουλές για τον επαναπατρισμό
  • EN: return counselling
  • ES: Retorno asistido
  • ET: tagasipöördumise nõustamine
  • FI: paluuneuvonta
  • FR: conseil en matière de retour
  • HU: visszatérési tanácsadás
  • IT: counselling sul rimpatrio
  • LT: konsultavimas grąžinimo klausimais
  • LV: konsultēšana par atgriešanu / piespiedu izraidīšanu
  • MT: Servizz ta’ pariri għar-ritorn
  • NL: Terugkeerbegeleiding
  • PL: doradztwo w zakresie powrotu
  • PT: aconselhamento na área do retorno
  • SK: návratové poradenstvo
  • SL: svetovanje pri vračanju
  • SV: återvändanderådgivning
  • NO: returrådgivning

Synonyms(s)

  • pre-departure counselling

Related Term(s)

  • assisted voluntary return and reintegration programme (AVRR)
  • pre-departure counselling

Notes

1. Potential returnees encompass rejected applicants for international protection, applicants while their application is still pending, irregular migrants and other persons who are obliged to return to the their country of origin or another third country.
2. The term pre-departure counselling is sometimes used as a synonym, but also in a broader context not related to return.