Adoption date 15/12/2015

Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern & Central Ethiopia-SINCE

To contribute to reducing irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable population, including potential migrants and returnees with specific focus on youth and women.

Main objectives

The specific objective is to create greater economic and employment opportunities: by establishing inclusive economic programmes that create employment opportunities, especially for young people and women with a focus on rural towns and urban areas, particularly Addis Ababa, in the most migration-prone regions (Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNPR) of Ethiopia, including vocational training, creation of micro and small enterprises and start-up of small livelihood activities. Some actions will in particular support returnees after their return to their places of origin

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 19 945 000


  • Ethiopia (Tigrai, Amara, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples, Oromia)


This action in numbers

2 859
Number of jobs created
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
6 039
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
Number of social infrastructure built or rehabilitated
Number of MSMEs created or supported
Number of staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitting from capacity building for strengthening services delivery
Number of multi-stakeholders groups and learning mechanisms formed and regularly gathering
Number of planning, monitoring, learning, data-collection and analysis tools set up, implemented and / or strengthened
Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
1 071
Number of returning migrants benefiting from reintegration assistance