A Case for Return Preparedness

  • Jean-Pierre Cassarino
Part of the Global Migration Issues book series (IOMS, volume 4)


Making a case for return preparedness is crucial in realizing that current migration policies have disregarded so far the implications stemming from various levels of return preparedness. It could even be argued that, for having focused exclusively on the securitization of temporary labor migration, many migration countries find themselves with inadequate instruments aimed at supporting the permanent and temporary return of migrants, let alone their reintegration needs. Return preparedness is also, if not above all, an attempt to raise awareness of the evidence that, beyond established paradigms, a lot remains to be done in order to respond concretely to migrants’ rights, including their aspirations for stability and advancement in their lives.


European Union Home Country Migrant Worker Destination Country Return Migrant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteFlorenceItaly

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