Motuse project : Improved reintegration in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal

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Co-funded by the European Union (European Return Fund) and the Italian Ministry of Interior, the project is aimed at improving the sustainability of migrants’ return and reintegration in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal. To address the challenge of sustainable return and reintegration, which goes beyond simple individual reintegration assistance, IOM decided to strengthen some national and local stakeholders in the countries of origin potentially involved in assistance to returnees and vulnerable groups. This is achieved through training and material assistance aimed at enhancing their potential in supporting returning migrants.

To be eligible, all applicants must:

  • Be a national of the eligible countries (Morocco, Tunisia or Senegal);
  • Have been selected for or already benefited from an IOM-run AVR (Assisted Voluntary Return) project;
  • Have returned to the eligible countries listed above between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 from any EU Member State


Enhanced reintegration assistance is provided in the form of in-kind grants (which means that IOM pays the items needed by the beneficiary directly to the suppliers) and can cover business set-up or growth, vocational or business management training, temporary accommodation, medical assistance and first needs. A particular attention will be given to the most vulnerable candidates as well as to those who intend to establish a small economic activity that could generate employment in their region of origin or that has the potential to have an impact at the local level.

Some migrants who decided to return to their countries and benefitted from reintegration assistance agreed to share their story and explain their reintegration process. You can find these stories at the bottom of this page.

Nationals from Morocco, Tunisia or Senegal living in a EU country and planning to return voluntarily to their country of origin, can contact IOM in their current country of residence and ask for information on their eligibility to the AVR program and on this specific project. The relevant contact details can be found via the dropdown menu at this link:

After their return to the country of origin, migrants will need to contact the local IOM office so that the officials, who live in the country and speak the local language, can assess their needs and determine if they can be selected to receive this additional assistance. Please find below the contact details of IOM offices in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.

IOM Morocco
Address: OIM Maroc, 11, rue Ait Ourir “Pinède”, Souissi, Rabat
Contact person: Mr Oussama El Baroudi
Tel: +212 537 63 06 83


IOM Senegal
Address: Route des Almadies Zone 3, BP 16838 Dakar-Fann
Contact person: Ms Salla Mbaye
Tel: +221 33 869 62 00


IOM Tunisia
Address: 6 Passage, Lac le Bourget, 1053 Les Berges du Lac, Tunis - Boîte Postale 77
Contact person: Ms Nadia Cheikh
Tel: +216 71 96 03 13  / +216 71 860 312

For general information on the project, you can contact Mr Cédric Dekeyser at




This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union and of the Italian Ministry of Interior. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union or of the Italian Ministry of Interior.