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

Remise officielle de bétails à un migrant de retour
NEWS | 22 February 2019

L’élevage au Burkina Faso : une opportunité de réintégration pour 99 migrants de retour

L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), en collaboration avec le gouvernement burkinabè, et avec le financement de l’Union européenne, appuie la mise en place de groupements d’éleveurs au Burkina Faso.

Dans le Centre-Est et Centre-Sud du Burkina Faso, les deux principales régions de départ de migrants, l’Organisation internationale pour les...

NEWS | 21 February 2019

Horn of Africa: Better Migration Management (BMM) creates platform to better link victims of trafficking to different support services

Few organisations have the capacity to provide all the services that a victim of trafficking may need, such as shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance, short term financial assistance, family tracing, skills training, and psychosocial support. In order to close this gap, the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme is funding the first...

Maurice et Therez
NEWS | 12 February 2019

Maurice et Therez, de retour d'Algérie, racontent leur parcours

De retour d'Algérie, Maurice témoigne. Il raconte son histoire, son parcours, et revient sur le soutien reçu de l'Initiative UE-OIM.

« Après avoir obtenu mon diplôme, j'ai vu mes amis revenir d'Europe et acheter toutes sortes de choses, alors j'ai pensé que je pourrais réussir aussi. Cependant, je n'ai jamais...

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