Improved migration management

What is our objective?

We aim to improve migration management in line with the migration related targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda, as well as the overarching framework of EU external migration policy, the European Agenda on Migration and the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility, as well as with high-level dialogues conducted through the Rabat Process and the Khartoum Process and the commitments made at the Valletta Summit on Migration. We support comprehensive migration policies, so as to enhance the implementation of legislative and regulatory frameworks aligned with international standards, conventions and agreements, to facilitate the management of civil status registration and the issuance of identity and travel documents, and to afford international protection to vulnerable groups.


How does this objective link to our action?

By strengthening institutions mandated to manage migration, we aim to support partner countries in developing national and regional strategies on migration management in line with international standards, to improve capacities  to prevent irregular migration and fight against trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling, to facilitate sustainable and dignified return and reintegration, to seek durable solutions for people in need of international protection, to promote legal migration and mobility, and to enhance synergies between migration and development. As with all EU interventions, we ensure a human rights-based approach is taken across all of our programmes, including strict adherence to the principles of ‘non-refoulement’ and 'do-no-harm'.

By promoting legal migration and mobility, we aim to stimulate regional economic development, exchanges of knowledge, skills and entrepreneurship. We are enhancing comprehensive labour migration policies and helping to create administrative structures, to protect migrants’ rights, support skills management and recognition of qualifications, and to fight against illegal employment. Moreover, we aim to tackle trafficking in human beings and forced labour, and to reduce risks of prostitution, forced labour and other abusive situations. 


Selected results*

188 531
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

85 896
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration

Number of Institutions (National and local) and Non-State actors directly supported through capacity building on migration management

Number of projects by diaspora members


Total 76

News & Stories

NEWS | 20 June 2022

À Djibouti, « les droits des migrants sont des droits humains »

« De nombreux migrants transitent par la ville d’Obock, au nord de Djibouti, pour se rendre dans les pays du Golfe. Pendant leur longue traversée, ils souffrent de la faim, de la soif et parfois de problèmes de santé...

STORY | 08 June 2022

Government strengthens protection for Ugandans working abroad

A serious problem facing Uganda is the huge lack of jobs. The Uganda National Planning Authority – responsible to produce comprehensive economic development plans and to coordinate development planning in the entire country - estimates that 83.5% of people aged between 15 and 29 are working in the...

STORY | 25 May 2022

Journée mondiale de l’Afrique 2022 : «Assistance et protection des migrants les plus vulnérables en Afrique de l’Ouest», une contribution à une «Vie meilleure»

Que serait l’Afrique sans la richesse et la diversité des peuples qui l’habitent et se rencontrent en permanence parfois loin de leurs terres d’origines ?

Au Burkina Faso, riche de ses six frontières, cette réalité est particulièrement vraie ; Maliens, Nigériens, Nigérians, Camerounais, Ivoiriens, Béninois, Togolais, Guinéens et tant d’autres...

STORY | 18 May 2022

Kenya: Protecting and promoting human rights for every person

Alone in a foreign country, migrants face myriad challenges such as the lack of family support, language barriers and missing access to information and services. However, the situation is even more challenging for irregular migrants or victims of human trafficking, as they are more vulnerable to...