Opening Session: Preconditions for efficient return

23 October 2018


This conference provides a closer insight into the current state of play regarding returning third country nationals (TCNs) from the European Union as well reintegrating them to their countries of origin. Each Speaker lays down the visions of the organisation he represents on how to boost the efficiency of return and reintegration.


Session Facilitator:

Dr Ave Lauren, National Coordinator of EMN Estonia


Opening speeches:

Magnus Ovilius, EMN Chair, DG Home, European Commission

Nicola Graviano, Senior Specialist, Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Unit, IOM Headquarters

Andres Anvelt, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia