In the framework of the action “Establishment of Multilateral Network of Various Countries for Return Issues”, a seminar with local stakeholders, both public authorities and private organisations, was organized aiming at the exchange of ideas through discussion regarding voluntary return of migrants.

During the seminar the web platform, created within the framework of the action and its potentials was presented. Members of the platform are able to exchange information and ideas through the forum of the platform, visit the e-Library and visit useful links related to migration and voluntary return. The discussion also focused on the on the different definitions around migration and voluntary return and on good practices from other countries, with a special mention to the example of Spain.

Participants also stressed the immediate need for modernization of the voluntary returns process without imprisonment of migrants wishing to depart as well as the exploration of programs that could sponsor cooperation between Cyprus and the countries of origin.

For more information please contact Dr. Stefanos Spaneas at 22842251.

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