9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN26 Sociology of Social Policy

2009-09-03 09:00:00 2009-09-03 10:30:00 Thursday, 3 September 09:00 - 10:30 Restructuring European Social Policies Building II, Auditório C1.04

Migration policy in a transnational European context: uses of the Voluntary Return Program among the Brazilian community in Portugal, Belgium and Ireland

European policies regarding migration will be analysed through the study of the Voluntary Return Program (AVR) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is financed by the European Union and the governments of several European countries. The first years of the 21st century have been characterised by the growing use of this program among Brazilian immigrants in Portugal, Belgium and Ireland. The data on this community will be analysed comparatively between these three countries in order to sketch a transnational panorama of migratory flows in parts of Europe.