Hungarian Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (HAVRR) (2013 - 2014)

Geographical Coverage: Hungary

Duration: January 2013 – April 2014

Donor: European Return Fund (national allocation)

Status: Completed

Summary: The purpose of the Hungarian Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (HAVRR) Programme is to facilitate the voluntary and orderly return of asylum seekers, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, beneficiaries of temporary protection, third country nationals who do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry and/or stay rules in Hungary and who, in accordance with the obligations to leave the territory of Hungary make use of voluntary return in Hungary, to their country of origin, and to contribute towards the sustainability of their return. The programme consists of two components: an operational return component where beneficiaries are provided assistance in arranging their voluntary return (obtaining travel documentation, purchasing travel tickets, departure, transit and arrival assistance) and a reintegration component, which focuses on providing returnees with assistance in finding and supporting the reintegration opportunities in their country of origin (CoO)/return, contributing therefore to the long term sustainability of return. The HAVRR Programme builds on previous assisted voluntary return programmes and strives to provide the continuity and sustainability of assisted voluntary return initiatives within Hungary.