Andean Migration Services — SAMI
DCI-MIGR 2010/259-599 - Thematic Programme for Migration and Asylum
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
Fundacion Esperenza Por Un Retorno Seguro (Colombia)
2.500.000€ (2.000.000€ of EU contribution)
March 2011 – March 2013
The Andean Commission of Jurists–ACJ, Bolivian Chapter of Human Rights, Democracy and Development, Fundación Esperanza Ecuador
Objectives and results
The project contributes to improving migration management in the Andean countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) and notably improving conditions of return to countries of origin.
To that end, an Andean Migration Service (SAMI) should be set up. Special attention will be given to victims of possible migration-related human rights violations.
The project is expected to strengthen the Andean Migration Network and its thematic sub-networks such as the “Andean Network Against People Trafficking”. The Andean Migration Observatory should also be equipped with a monitoring system on the human rights situation of migrants and their families.
In the field of prevention and protection of migrants, an Andean Migrant Assistance System (SAAM) should provide information/guidance services on migratory contexts in order to prevent human trafficking, migrant smuggling and other violations of human rights in migratory contexts.
The project should also contribute to the functioning of the Migrant Return Program offering psycho-social and economic reintegration of voluntary or forced returnees between Spain, Colombia and Ecuador.
Publications and other resources
Maria Clara Aponte Lozano, Manager, Fundación Esperanza por un Retorno Seguro, Calle 120 No. 70C-19, Bogotá, D.C., COLOMBIA
TagsMigration and Asylum