Israel and its Diaspora: How to Attract Diaspora Resources for National Development. Danas Conference on “Expatriate Nationals and Economic Development of Serbia” Belgrade, April 20 th , 2011. Diaspora Return Migration in Comparative Perspective. Why diasporas return home?
Danas Conference on “Expatriate Nationals and Economic Development of Serbia”
Belgrade, April 20th, 2011
Why diasporas return home?
Different Models: “Asian Model” v. “European Model”
What can be done in terms of policy to promote return
Successes in Mobilizing Diaspora Resources
Diaspora Return Migration
Israel as a Case- Study
Ideological Context: Law of Return, Returning residents, non-Jewish migrants (e.g. refugees, labor migrants, etc.)
Ministry of Immigrant Absorption
Jewish Agency (outreach diaspora communities)
NGOs, Immigrant Associations
Learning the Language
Integration Successes v. Challenges
Before development of policy must know characteristics/needs potential returnees
Equality between immigrants and locals
Target general population or specific professions?
Permanent v. Temporary/Circular Return Movements