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 targets*

103 183
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

1 472 799
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


News & Stories

NEWS | 18 January 2019

Je veux travailler ici et aider le pays à se développer, ce sera bon pour nous tous

Billa nous raconte son séjour en Libye et ses plans pour le futur maintenant qu’il est de retour au Burkina Faso.

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Depuis Mai 2017,...

Une dizaine de migrants de retour ont bénéficié de la formation en conduite d’engins lourds des mines et du BTP avec des stages dans le secteur privé grâce à un partenariat entre l’OIM et le Centre de formation professionnelle Québec Afrique.
NEWS | 10 January 2019

Au Burkina Faso, les migrants de retour bâtissent leurs vies… et des maisons

Pour Prospère, l’avenir est plein de promesses. Rentré au Burkina Faso en 2017, il a bénéficié d’une formation en maçonnerie et s’apprête à recevoir son kit de réinsertion professionnelle.

Tels de nombreux autres jeunes de Manga, localité dans la région du Centre-Sud au Burkina Faso, Prospère avait quitté son pays...

L'Ambassadeur de l'Union européenne, S.E.M. Josep Coll, encourage l'Organisation guinéenne de lutte contre la migration irrégulière
NEWS | 08 January 2019

L'OIM et l'UE célèbrent la Journée internationale des migrants à Conakry sous le signe de la dignité

C'est sous le thème de "Migrations avec dignité" que la Journée internationale des migrants a été célébrée dans le monde ce mardi 18 décembre 2018, sous la direction de l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM).

À Conakry, l'OIM et l'Union européenne ont choisi de mettre en lumière les migrants de...

Evacues arriving in Niamey from Lybia
NEWS | 07 January 2019

First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated  on 06/12/2018 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday 03/12/2018.

Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were previously detained in Libya. After...