Completed Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration projects – Regulating Migration

Hungarian Voluntary Return and Information Programme (HARIP)

Geographical Coverage: Hungary

Duration: November 2004 - 2007

Donor: European Refugee Fund (ERF), Government of Hungary

Status: Completed (continued as HAVRR)

Summary: The purpose of the Hungarian Assisted Return and Information Programme (HARIP) is to facilitate the voluntary and orderly return of refugees, rejected asylum-seekers, and persons authorised to stay in Hungary, to their country of origin, and to contribute towards the sustainability of their return. The program consists of two phases: an information phase aiming to raise awareness about HARIP and provide beneficiaries with information about the advantages of participating in the programme; and an operational return phase providing assistance to beneficiaries in arranging their voluntary return to their home country.