Local Support in Angola

In 2007 the Return Development Project TOP established a support centre for returnees in Angola. During 9 months, (ex) asylum seekers from Angola were supported with their social and economic reintegration.

Support activities were provided both in the Netherlands and in Angola and consisted of practical support, job search counselling & vacancies, access to training and a guaranteed job for ate least six months.

Lessons & Recommendations

In early 2008 researcher Joris van Wijk spoke with over 60 stakeholders including returnees, employees, local businesses, Angolan migrants in the Netherlands and board members. He distilled valuable lessons and recommendations for policy and practice in the field of return.