The EU and the German government are promoting the “voluntary” return of refugees and migrants by offering them the prospect of a promising new start in their respective countries of origin. What is the impact of these programmes - on the right to asylum and on deportation policies? How can reintegration and a new start succeed in precisely those circumstances that were themselves the cause of flight and migration in the first place? Or are the support programmes more about transporting people out of the country as effectively and quietly as possible?
A cross-national research and documentation project by medico international.