Migration and Home Affairs

Public Consultations

Wednesday, 31 March, 2010
Mid-term review of the Thematic Programme "Cooperation with Third Countries in the areas of Migration and Asylum" – Issues paper

Policy field(s)

International cooperation in the areas of migration and asylum

Target group(s)

The Thematic programme's main stakeholders, both from the EU and third countries, particularly national administrations and state agencies, international organisations, civil society organisations, local authorities, universities and research institutes.

Period of consultation

From 22 February 2010 to 31 March 2010

Objective of the consultation

The Thematic Programme's current strategy paper, covering the period 2007-2010, must be reviewed to assess whether it still reflects adequately the political priorities and is well adapted to the current international context as regards migratory flows, and to define the programme's multi-annual strategy for the period 2011-2013. Extensive consultation of all the programme's stakeholders, including Member States, European Parliament and civil society, as well as European Commission own research and existing EU policy frameworks, underpins this review. The Issues Paper put for online public consultation aims at contributing to such reflection on the future orientation of the Thematic Programme, as regards its rationale, scope, strategic objectives and priorities, approach and implementation modalities, by raising a number of aspects to be considered in the definition of the new strategy. The programme's main stakeholders are strongly encouraged to send their views and comments on these issues, as well as any others that they might find relevant in the context of this Mid-Term Review.

How to submit your contribution

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Contact details

Responsible service: RELEX/L3 (Mr. Venantas Griciunas)

E-mail: RELEX-JLS-MIGRA-ASYL-MTR@ec.europa.eu

Postal address:
European Commission
DG External Relations
L/3 - Coordination and analysis (CHAR 15/212)
Rue de La Loi 170
B - 1049 Brussels

Reason why the consultation period is less than 8 weeks

Implementation of most of the actions funded by the thematic programme started approximately 12 or 18 months ago, reason why its mid-term review could not have been launched earlier. On the other hand, to allow its timely implementation, the new strategy for the period 2011-2013 must be adopted by the European Commission by September/October 2010 the latest. Considering the tight schedule to conduct the programme's mid-term review and adopt the strategy for the period 2011-2013, it is not possible to allow a consultation period of 8 weeks. However, we believe that a period of one month should be enough for the programme's main stakeholders to give their opinion on the programme's implementation so far and their perspectives for the future.

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