It suggests some criteria for distinguishing between problematic and constructive approaches to conditionality in return and readmission policy. Recommendations are set out in three sections and presented in bullet points.
- Strengthen collaboration between the immigration authorities and development actors.
- Address policy dilemmas both regarding Norway’s role vis-à-vis the EU and regarding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ role in Norway’s whole-of-government approach.
- Introduce more targeted mobility schemes in order to facilitate dialogue with origin states on return and readmission.
Contested Conditionality in Return and Readmission: EU policy and the case of Norway (2022) (pdf, 417 kB)