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*

295 998
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

1 865 220
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration

1 985
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 75

News & Stories

STORY | 29 September 2021

EUTF Success stories: Faustina

Faustina decided to leave Ghana for Libya to look for greener pastures. When she got there, it was not what she had expected. “Work wasn’t easy there. Walking from home to the workplace, you might be arrested,” she recounts. Nonetheless, she stayed for four years. Eventually, as things did...

NEWS | 20 September 2021

Somalia: protecting children on the move

Approximately 450,000 children are on the move in Somaliland each year. ‘These children face a number of risks, from child marriage, rape and sex-trafficking to mental health problems and even death’, says Lawrence Oduma, UNICEF Project Manager responsible for the Children on the Move...

STORY | 09 September 2021

Assistance et protection des migrants les plus vulnérables en Afrique de l’Ouest. Assistance aux points de services humanitaires au Sénégal: l’histoire de Marie

Marie a 18 ans, vient de Côte d'Ivoire et, malgré son jeune âge, elle connaît déjà de trop près certains risques liés à la migration clandestine, les ayant vécus directement. Elle a confié à la Croix-Rouge avoir été victime d'une agression sexuelle alors qu'elle passait par la Guinée. Grâce...

NEWS | 30 August 2021

Sudan launched its National Action Plan to counter and prevent human trafficking

Over the past decade, thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been transiting to and through Sudan which is currently hosting some 1,3 million migrants. Most of them rely on smugglers for the transport into, through and out of Sudan, and therefore risk falling...