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Support after the return

Support for returnees

Have you come back to Albania, but are finding it difficult to reintegrate into society? The aid organisation “Adventist Development and Relief Agency” (ADRA) can help you.

ADRA offers the following support::

  • Advice to help you blend back into society.
  • Psychosocial support, assistance and referrals to public institutions. This makes it easier for you to get access to public services.

For more information, you’re welcome to contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) on site, by phone or online.

Worth knowing Locations: Kruja, Tirana, Region Elbasan Programme duration: until April 2023, from Mondays to Fridays. Language / languages: Albanian Costs: free of charge Target group: returnees who spent longer than 3 months in Germany and are finding it difficult to reintegrate into work and social life in Albania. Registration: please contact DIMAK to register.
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Assistance after returning

Have you just returned from Germany to Albania? Do you first need to get your bearings and look for an opportunity to start again? Help is available with this. The URA Albania reintegration project is there for you. Please take note of the conditions below.

URA Albania offers advice and emergency aid in the first few weeks and
months after returning. This assistance makes it easier to make a new start in Albania.

The individual support you get depends on your personal needs. It starts off with you having a confidential chat with one of the project’s social workers in Tirana. He or she will then work with you and your family to prepare a plan that sets out the help you need.

URA Albania offers help like the following:

  • Welfare advice
  • Psychological counselling
  • Emergency aid in the form of contributions in kind
  • Special help for children

Conditions: You can get help from URA Albania if you have come from one of the following federal states in Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein.
You can only get help after voluntarily returning if you come from one of the following states:
Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia.

One further condition is that you must have lived in Germany for at least 3 months immediately before your return.

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Where to find help

Caritas Albania works throughout the country. It runs over 100 projects. For example:

  • food distribution
  • medical care
  • clothing centres
  • preventing human trafficking
  • social integration and inclusion
  • skills development and training
  • sports activities for children and young people.

Caritas Albania helps families and also individuals. It also supports returnees.

You can find further information on the website, which is also in Albanian. You can also call on the phone or fill in the contact form on the website.

These are just some of the places you will find Caritas Albania:

  • Shkodra
  • Mirdita
  • Lezha
  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Elbasan
  • Kosce
  • Kucove.
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