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Preparing the reintegration process prior to return: the FORAS project experience in Morocco. A webinar organized by the KMH

Hands on a board with tiles
Hands on a board with tiles

A webinar discussion on "Preparing the reintegration process prior to return: the FORAS project experience in Morocco" has been organized by the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH) on Thursday, 23 July 2020 (visit here the recording of the webinar).

The webinar, conducted in French, provided an overview of how pre-departure assistance in Morocco delivered in the framework of the FORAS project contributes to the sustainable reintegration of returnees in their countries of origin.

FORAS, meaning “opportunities” in Arabic, is a project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by IOM in Morocco. FORAS provides migrants willing to return to target countries of origin with up-to-date information about opportunities and challenges associated with the reintegration process in these countries as well as various pre-departure training courses addressing the economic, social and psychosocial dimensions of reintegration.

During the webinar the speakers shared lessons learnt, key findings and practical experience from the project implementation.

  • Ms. Leila Ouchani (Head of Economic Integration Division, Directorate of Migration Affairs, Ministry Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Responsible for Moroccans Living Abroad) , analyzed the importance of the pre-departure assistance and described lessons learned in Morocco from a government perspective.
  • Mr. Jorge Dominguez de la Escosura (FORAS Project Manager, IOM Morocco) presented the experience and the good practices from the first phase of the FORAS project.
  • Mr. Akram Abu Karaki (Head of Operations and AVRR unit, IOM Guinea) analyzed the perspective of the country of origin, the experience of returnees in Guinea and the impact of pre-departure assistance on sustainable reintegration.

The presentations were followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Visit the webinar section of the Platform to learn more about the upcoming webinars and navigate across the recorded ones.

Would you like to learn more about the FORAS project? Consult the good practice factsheet on FORAS project recently published by the KMH.

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