Subsidies

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As an agency implementing repatriation policy, the Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V) attempts to facilitate voluntary and sustained repatriation. The organisation cannot do this all by itself and the DT&V therefore maintains subsidy relations with non and intergovernmental organisations that perform repatriation projects.

An important component concerns the subsidy money within the context of Migration and Development (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) that is managed by the DT&V. Project proposals from community-based organisations can become eligible for subsidy.

Contact with social organisations

The DT&V grants subsidies. The subsidy receiver will render account to the DT&V concerning the manner in which the subsidy is spent. This is how the DT&V monitors effective spending of government funds. Moreover, it means that the DT&V stays in contact with community-based organisations, which can offer support during the repatriation process from their own role and responsibility.

Migration and Development Programme

The Parliament subsidizes projects to offer former asylum seekers a new perspective in their country of origin if they return voluntarily. The subsidy goes to projects whereby former asylum seekers are offered assistance in kind. For example training purposes, medical assistance or help in finding employment or starting a business. Social organisations can submit project proposals to the Repatriation and Departure Service.

Developing local communities

By providing foreign nationals with a new perspective in their own country, the Parliament encourages them to go back voluntarily. This is much cheaper than forced removal. Moreover, the projects contribute to the development of the local communities of the foreign nationals.