Reintegration means return to the country of origin and re-engagement into the social and economic life.
Supporting reintegration of the returned Georgian Migrants Program
Deriving from the importance of the topic the Government of Georgia strengthened its support of the reintegration of the returned Georgian migrants. As for the recent experience, there has been allocated special fund in the state budget amounting 400,000 GEL for supporting reintegration of the returned Georgian migrants in 2015.
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia issued state grant for the Non-Governmental Organizations in Georgia within the program “The reintegration assistance to returned Georgian migrants.” The grant supports the reintegration process of the Georgian migrants as well as the strengthening of the non-governmental sector in the same regard.
The allocated money is delivered on the implementation of the grant projects providing following service for the returned Georgian migrants:
- unding of micro business projects presented by the beneficiaries;
- temporary accommodation;
- funding of professional and re-trainings for returnees
- promotion of paid internships;
- provision of first aid and basic medicine, counting psychosocial rehabilitation, to the returnees;
- legal aid funding for Georgian returned migrants
- Financing public awareness programs, supporting raising public involvement and awareness on the migration related issues.
A returned Georgian migrant is eligible to participate in the program if:
- She/he is a citizen of Georgia or a stateless person with the residence permit in Georgia;
- She/he was residing abroad illegally for more than one year, or had asylum application abroad;
- She/he has arrived in Georgia less than one year ago.
The projects will be implemented in Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Shida Kartli and Samegreli-Zemo Svaneti regions in each and every direction of the grant program. As for the rest of the regions, there is being implemented the reintegration program of the International Organization for Migration, providing identical services as the governmental program for returned Georgian migrants.
The winner NGOs implementing state reintegration program are as follows:
- International Union for Migration, Integration and Development –“MIDE”
- Public Defender
- Charity Humanitarian Centre “Apkhazeti”
- Fund for Demographic Development;
- Young Barristars
- VIPR Group
For further details regarding the State Reintegration Program for Returned Georgian Migrants, please contact us:
Tel: (+995) 32 243 11 00
(+995) 32 231 13 37
Address: Tamarashvili Str., 15 a, 0177,
- Reintegration program liaflet (3.51 MB)
Reinforcing the Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management – Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration
Starting from 15 December 2013 onwards, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing a new project to support Georgia in border and migration management and assist with capacity development in the field, in line with relevant EU-Georgia Agreements and action plans, in particular the Visa Liberalization Action Plan. The project is funded by the European Union and will continue until June 2017. It focuses on four main areas:
- Integrated border management
- Combating irregular migration
- Reintegration assistance to returned Georgian migrants
- Migration data management system development
Further, the Mobility Centre, active under the framework of the project, offers assistance to the nationals of Georgia, who have recently returned to their home country and are facing a challenge of rebuilding their lives; the services available for them are diverse, ranging from medical assistance to job counselling and skills development, to facilitate sustainable reintegration of these individuals in Georgian society. The Mobility Centre is located in the premises of Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA).
The project is funded by the European Union under the Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation Programme 2012
- Mobility Centre (183.84 KB)