Home sweet home? The dark side of repatriating to your home country after working abroad

Have you ever thought that going back to your home-country after living and working abroad can be as challenging as moving to a foreign country? Are you the same as you were before going abroad? Is “home” the same to you as it was before? What can be done to make repatriation a smoother process?

In this interactive workshop we will discuss the challenges, frustrations, and even hostilities returnees or self-initiated repatriates might face upon returning home. To gain the insights about this topic we will talk with the inter-culturalist Mariana Barros, whose work includes repatriation assistance such as cultural re-adjustment training. We will also talk with the researcher Rūta Savickaitė, who is a self-initiated repatriate herself and will share her personal experiences after returning to Lithuania from working abroad. This discussion will be mediated by Emilija and Monique, researchers in the field of global mobility of employees.

This workshop is organised by researchers from the GLOMO research project. The GLOMO project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 765355.

Event details

When: 29 Jan 2021
Type: Workshop
Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
Location: Online
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If you are unable to join this event on Friday 29 January at 5pm (GMT) but, wish to receive a recording of the event after it has taken place please complete the registration form and select the box to request recording after the event. This will enable the team to email the link for the recording to you. If you plan to join the event please leave this box unselected.

Who should attend

Professor Dr. Maike Andresen, Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Bamberg. GLOMO Project Co-ordinator.

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Get in touch

If you have any queries about this event please get in touch with one of the team.

Monique Raupp

Emilija Oleškevičiūtė