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Constance de Gourcy, "Situations de retour et transformations discrètes du champ migratoire France-Algérie. La mobilité estudiantine en question"

par Sylvie Chiousse - publié le

Journal Africa e Mediterraneo, dossier "Returns" n. 86 (1/17)

They can be intentional or forced, programmed or spontaneous, successful or just wishful thinking. Whatever they be, the returns of migrants to their country of origin are never easy. The migrants call themselves into question as well as their own migration project and expose themselves to the judgements of both the family and community. Increasingly seen as a development opportunity, thanks to the skills acquired abroad and subsequently put into action in the country of origin, voluntary returns are at the centre of a number of national and European programs. These, however, continue to struggle to take off.