IOM facilitates workshop on role of local social workers in handling reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters returning from conflict zones
IOM facilitated today a workshop tailored for municipal social welfare officials from Pristina, Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, and Lipjan/Lipljane aimed to provide a platform for were will be shared experiences of the achievements and challenges associated with the reintegration of the foreign terrorist fighters returning from conflict zones.
Participants in the workshop engaged in insightful conversations concerning the dynamics of the reintegration process of foreign fighters and their families. Valuable lessons were shared, drawing upon real-life experiences, with a particular focus on employment opportunities, self-employment endeavors, educational pathways, and capacity-building initiatives.
The workshop emphasized the role of municipal authorities in ensuring the effective handling of the reintegration process. The responsibilities and needs of authorities were discussed, enabling valuable insights to be shared regarding the systematic support, resources, and strategies required to address the challenges associated with the reintegration of foreign fighters and their families.
This activity was conducted with the frame of the project “Building of Institutional Capacities in Western Balkans to Deal with Challenges Related to Reintegration, Resocialization and Rehabilitation of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF) and their Families from Conflict Zones” funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo.