Welcome to ERSO!


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ERSO is a network of several European Reintegration Support Organisations working closely together in the field of migration and development. The ERSO network's objective is to exchange and collect expertise, best practice and information concerning voluntary return and reintegration. The ERSO network also develops and implements - EU co-financed - joint projects aiming inter alia to enhance reintegration of voluntary returnees and thus the sustainability of the return, as well as to build up capacities of local organisations working in the field of reintegration. 

Find out more about the network and its common standards, projects, European network members and countries of return.

The return stories aim to give you insight into different possibilities and projects that have been established in several countries.




ERSO Bi Annual Members' Meeting

The next ERSO Members' Meeting will take place in Vienna on 12/13/14 June 2017.

For more information, please contact the ERSO Operational Manager.


The Dutch Council for Refugees invited partner organizations from Nigeria, Northern Iraq, Ethiopia and Armenia to exchange ideas and experiences during their partner week in the Netherlands from 19 to 23 September 2016. Read more here.


Partner organisations from post-soviet-states, ERSO network partners and state actors from Belgium and Georgia discussed challenges and perspectives on voluntary return and reintegration to the post-soviet-states in Tbilisi, Georgia, 12-14 Sep 2016.


A multi-sited, longitudinal study on the return processes of Armenian and Georgian migrants by Dr. Ine Lietaert from Ghent University, Centre for the Social Study of Refugees and Migration (CESSMIR). Read her study here.

ERSO member Caritas International is working in partnership with the University of Nicosia and CARDET to pilot a new AVR project in Cyprus.

Danish Refugee Council: stories of return in their own words from those experiencing the impact of reintegration.

Caritas International marks 10 years of experience in the specialist area of reintegration with a conference to celebrate and recognise the achievements, obstacles, good practice and challenges for the future of reintegration following voluntary return.



ERSO facilitating a workshop at the ECRE AGC "Information Exchange on Voluntary Return Programmes, Initiatives and Advocacy", Wednesday October 16th 2014.

A multimedia project to stimulate intelligent debate around migration to Europe by those who have experienced it.

This project is co-financed by the EU Return Fund - Community Action 2011