ERIN Network and OEI
Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI) is an International Inter-governmental Organization for Cooperation among Ibero-American countries in the field of education, science, technology and culture in the context of integral development, democracy and regional integration.
Full-fledged Member States and Observers States are all Ibero-American countries part of the community of nations integrated by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. The headquarters of the Secretary General is located in Madrid, Spain.
OEI has been working in voluntary return projects since 2012, promoting sustainable return processes in 8 countries through the project "Eurolatinamerican System for professional training, return and sustainable insertion" and through the "One Stop Shop Project" (in two phases). The second edition of One Stop Shop Project has been in implementation phase to date. The mentioned projects were financed by the European Return Fund.
The One Stop Shop Project has pursued the objective of promoting mechanisms for the sustainable reintegration of Latin American returnees returning from Europe.
In addition, since 2016 OEI has been the Service Provider for ERIN in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and, with other sources of funding besides ERIN network, continues to offer active reintegration services for returnees in Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay. In addition, OEI has become the Service Provider for ERIN in Honduras since August 2017.
Cooperation of OEI with ERIN Network
ERIN (European Reintegration Network) is an EU-program that provides support to reintegration of both voluntary and non-voluntary returnees. ERIN is co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Commission.
OEI is the ERIN service provider in Argentina, Brazil, Honduras and Paraguay which provides counseling for the reintegration of returnees, using the referral to other services when required. Returnees with Argentinean, Brazilian, Paraguayan and Honduran nationalities who wish to return from any ERIN partner country, can be eligible for receiving a range of support and measures to facilitate their reintegration process. These services can include e.g. providing information on specific services and programs of the country, counseling, advice and referral of returnees to specific local programs and institutions. The ultimate goal is to facilitate and promote the "homecoming" and reintegration process from a multidimensional point of view.
The ERIN partner institutions (EPIs) are listed below.
|Austria||Ministry of Interior|
|Australia||Department of Immigration and Border Protection|
|Belgium||Federal Immigration Office|
|Belgium||Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers|
|Denmark||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Finland||Finish Immigration Service|
|France||French Office for Immigration and Integration|
|Germany||Federal Office for Migration and Refugees|
|Greece||Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection|
|Italy||Ministry of Interior|
|Luxembourg||Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs|
|Malta||Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security|
|Netherlands||Repatriation and Departure Service|
|Norway||Norwegian Directorate of Immigration|
|Romania||General Inspectorate for Immigration|
|Spain||Integration of Immigrants Migration Board|
|Sweden||Swedish Migration Agency|
|Switzerland||State Secretariat for Migration|
|UK||Home Office - Immigration Enforcement|
OEI is the ERIN service provider which provides counseling for the reintegration of returnees in Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay and Honduras, using the referral to other resources when required. Returnees from these countries who wish to return from any ERIN partner country, can be eligible for receiving a range of support and measures to facilitate their reintegration process.
These services include e.g. providing information on specific resources and aids of the country, support, advice and referral of returnees to specific resources. The ultimate goal is to facilitate and promote the "homecoming" and reintegration process from a multidimensional point of view.