European Commission

Strengthening the management and governance of migration and the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Chad

The project proposes to contribute to strengthening the management and governance of migration and the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants. In that regard the action will support in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea and Guinea Bissau the return and reintegration of 4 450 migrants and target country governments in their capacity to provide sustainable reintegration, including protection to vulnerable migrants and increase awareness of 800 communities in high migration areas and migrants on the consequences and viable alternatives to irregular migration. In addition it will support national and local authorities and development partners in having access to data on migration factors, flows and trends to support the development of evidence-based policies and programmes in Chad, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.

Main objectives

The overall objective of the action is to contribute to strengthening the management and governance of migration and the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants in Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Ivory Coast.

SO1: to support the return and reintegration of migrants and the target countries' governments in their capacity to provide sustainable reintegration, including protection to vulnerable migrants;

SO2: to increase awareness of the communities in high migration areas and migrants on the consequences and viable alternatives to irregular migration;

SO3: to support national and local authorities and development partners in having access to data on migration factors, flows and trends to support evidence-based policy development and programmes.

EUTF contribution

  • EUR 13 930 000

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This action in numbers

174
Number of Institutions (National and local) and Non-State actors directly supported through capacity building on migration management
74 285
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration
12 466
Number of voluntary returns or humanitarian repatriation supported
100
of migrants benefitting from assistance and access to sustainable reintegration and progressively enjoying socio-economic rights
1
Number of social infrastructure built or rehabilitated
220
Number of individuals trained on migration management
3
Number of early warning systems on migration flows created
391
Number of activities/events explicitly dedicated to raising awareness and sensitivity of general public regarding migration
36
Number of national/regional/local networks and dialogues on migration related issues newly established or functionally enhanced
3
Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
19 938
Number of returning migrants benefiting from reintegration assistance

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