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.

Organizational information

Secretary General


Name of the organization

Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI)

Address

C/ Bravo Murillo, 38 28015 - Madrid, España


Contact Person

Ana Amor Alameda

Email

aaalameda@oei.es

Telpehone

(+34) 91 594 43 82

OEI in Argentina


Address

Paraguay, 1510 C1061ABD Buenos Aires, Argentina


Contact Person

Sandra Rodríguez

Email

srodriguez@oei.org.ar

Skype

sandravir

Telephone

(+5411) 4 813 00 33 / 34

OEI in Brasil


Address

SHS Quadra 6 - Conjunto A Bloco C - Sala 919 / Complexo Brasil 21 CEP: 70.316-109 - Brasilia/DF, Brasil


Contact Person

Telma Teixeira da Silva

Email

retornadosbrasil@oei.org.br

Skype

br.telma7938

Telephone

(+55) 61 3321 - 9955

OEI in Paraguay


Address

Humaitá, 525 c/ 14 de mayo Asunción, Paraguay


Contact Person

Lamia Cabrera

Email

lcabrera@oei.org.py

Skype

lamiacpjl.1989

Telephone

(+595 21) 450 903/5

OEI in Honduras


Address

Centro comercial Nova Centro, piso 7, local 103 A. Parque Comercial de los Próceres, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


Contact Person

Lucy Núñez

Email

lucy.nunez@oei.hn

Skype

lucyquioto.oeihonduras

Telephone

(+504) 2236-8351 / 2236-6746

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.

Target Group of the Service

Voluntary Returnees

Non-voluntary Returnees

(Ex) asylum Seekers

Elderly Persons

Unaccompanied Minors

Vulnerable Persons

 

For both voluntary returnees and non-voluntary returnees, OEI implements the following policies to safeguard the beneficiaries interest:

  • Rejection of all forms of discrimination while assisting returnees either voluntary or non-voluntary.
  • All returnees will receive the same, high quality service, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, age, language or social background.
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