European Commission


Ghana is making important efforts to become a Middle Income Country. However, it's still facing some critical disparities, challenges to deliver basic social services by striving to build institutional capacity. The challenges of security - in particular against the background of a difficult regional context - are also manifold, ranging from organised crime to migrants trafficking. Lack of employment, low income and poverty, persisting corruption, sense of despair and pervasive perception that the only way to succeed is to migrate are quoted by the IOM as the main drivers for migration, and an increasing number of Ghanaians, especially young people, are risking their lives in search of better livelihoods.

Ghana is indeed a country of origin and transit but also a country of destination of regional migration, both legal and irregular. In this context, the Ghanaian government adopted a National Migration Policy at the end of 2016, aiming at providing a comprehensive framework to manage migration as well as enabling full biometric population registration.

The EU Trust Fund for Africa supplements the other cooperation tools of the European Union. It provides the Ghanaian government with the required support to protect vulnerable migrants assist voluntary returns and facilitate reintegration. The capacity of the government to monitor migration flows and trends is being strengthened, while awareness raising actions are led in origin regions. A support to improve law enforcement cooperation and sharing of criminal information in the region is also offered.

National projects

Total 2

Cross-window projects

Total 5
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WAPIS-SIPAO : Un fichier de police pour le NigerEUCAP Sahel Niger
NEWS | 23 May 2019

WAPIS-SIPAO : Un fichier de police pour le Niger

Le Système d’Information Policière en Afrique de l’Ouest (SIPAO) porte ses premiers fruits au Niger.

Moustapha Tahirou montre les résultats et hoche la tête avec satisfaction. « Ce mois-ci, nous avons enregistré 700 nouvelles affaires et nos saisies sont en augmentation constante. »

Monsieur Tahirou est le directeur...

Through Kojo’s Eyes Aspirations of a Young Ghanaian MigrantIOM
NEWS | 12 May 2019

Through Kojo’s eyes: aspirations of a young Ghanaian migrant

“Welcome bro! Great to have you back! I trust you had a good flight?”

This is how I welcomed Kojo at Kotoka International Airport, in Accra on 27 July 2017. Kojo, 24, had just returned to Ghana from Libya, on a charter flight organized by the International Organization for Migration...

ARCHIPELAGO first Call for Proposals publishedHWK Hamburg
NEWS | 24 April 2019

ARCHIPELAGO first Call for Proposals published

The ARCHIPELAGO Programme funds private sector initiatives that contribute to facilitate access to the labour market for young people through improved employability and vocational education and training.
The First Call for Proposals provides grant funding of EUR 400.000 to EUR 600.000 for partnership projects to be implemented in the...
Over 1,000 Ghanaians Assisted to Return Home since 2017 under EU-IOM Joint Initiative on Migrant Protection and ReintegrationIOM
NEWS | 04 February 2019

Over 1,000 Ghanaians Assisted to Return Home since 2017 under EU-IOM Joint Initiative on Migrant Protection and Reintegration

IOM, the International Organization for Migration, in cooperation with the European Union (EU) in Ghana and the Government of Ghana have assisted 1,007 (934 men and 73 women) Ghanaian migrants to return home since May 2017. The majority of the returnees were assisted from Libya (795) and Niger (195).