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Database on Return Migration (DReM)

The Database on Return Migrants (DReM) provides comparable observations on returnees' patterns of reintegration in their countries of origin, based on approximately 2,000 interviews. The database covers background indicators, situation in the country of origin before emigration, experience in the main country of immigration, and return to country of origin. The projects that led to the creation of this database were led by Professor Jean-Pierre Cassarino.


MIgration de REtour au Maghreb (MI.RE.M)


MIREM-IconMIREM stands for ‘MIgration de REtour au Maghreb’. This research project was launched in December 2005 and ended in December 2008. Today, MIREM and its deliverables are part of the Database on Return Migration. The project focussed on the challenges linked to return migration as well as its impact on development.

A whole set of analytical tools were produced to shed light on the sociodemographic characteristics, conditions and patterns of reintegration of return migrants to the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia). MIREM was financially supported by the European Commission and the European University Institute.       


Cross-Regional Information System (CRIS) on the Reintegration of Migrants in their Countries of Origin


CRIS2The Cross-Regional Information System on the Reintegration of Migrants in their Countries of Origin (CRIS) was carried out from 2011 to 2014 with the aim to address the social, economic, legal and institutional factors and conditions shaping returnees’ patterns of reintegration in their countries of origin. It meant to explain why some return migrants contribute to development back home, whereas others do not.

Based on a network of partner institutions located in countries of return, field surveys were carried out to collect interviews with return migrants. The core rationale for CRIS was its cross-regional comparative scope as well as the identification of reintegration indicators, beyond the specificities of each regional context. CRIS was carried out thanks to the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Bern (Switzerland) and of the European University Institute.

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