Webinars organized by the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH) and hosted on its Return and Reintegration Platform aim to present specific reintegration practices and encourage experience sharing.
The ORION project, funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), ran from February 2018 to December 2020 with the aim of developing tools and reinforce evidence-based reintegration programming to put an integrated approach to reintegration into practice. Together with the publication of a global Reintegration Handbook, a related training curriculum and the conduction of a comparative analysis of reintegration outcomes, the project also piloted a mentoring approach for returnees in Guinea, Morocco and Senegal.
Since January 2019, a dozen mentors spread across 12 communities provided intensified support and follow-up to 222 returnees in their communities of origin. The mentoring approach aimed at facilitating the social and psychosocial reintegration of returnees by helping them strengthen their relations in the community and improve their well-being.
During the webinar, the ORION project team together with mentors and Samuel Hall will present the results achieved as well as the lessons learnt and good practices that could be replicated elsewhere through this approach.
The event will take place with live interpretation in English and French. Direct links to join the session will be sent to the registered participants ahead of the event. It will be moderated by the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub.