Glossary

Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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Voluntary return

Voluntary return occurs when the migrant decides to return to his or her country of origin. It may be spontaneous or assisted with the support of either a state policy or an institution such as the International Organization for Migration, following a freely expressed wish of the migrant.

⇢ see also migrant

References and further reading:

Tandian, Aly. 2020. “Returning Migrants: From Disillusion to Integration Initiatives in the South-East, North and Central Regions of Senegal.” In Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, Risks, Development and Governance, edited by Philippe Fargues and Marzia Rango, 241–348. Geneva: International Organization for Migration.

Category: A

Work Package: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Vulnerability

For a definition of the term, see the respective entry in the OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms. For a more extensive definition of the term which takes the specific conditions of people into consideration, see the explication provided by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

⇢ see also risk

References and further reading:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 2021. “What Is Vulnerability?” IFRC. URL: https://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/disaster-management/about-disasters/what-is-a-disaster/what-is-vulnerability/. Date of access: August 24, 2021.

OECD. 2007. “Glossary of Statistical Terms.” OECD. URL: https://stats.oecd.org/glossary/detail.asp?ID=2886. Date of access: August 24, 2021.

Category: A

Work Package: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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