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*

301 830
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

1 835 232
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration

1 941
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 70

News & Stories

NEWS | 23 September 2020

Returnees in The Gambia’s Upper River Region Navigate COVID-19

The closure of markets has also impacted returnees working in commercial transport. Returning to The Gambia after two failed attempts to cross to Europe. Before opening his own motorcycle business, Yerro Krubally joined his brother in transporting goods from Basse (capital of the Upper River Region) to surrounding villages in...

NEWS | 21 September 2020

EU and Germany support the establishment of third point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border through the BMM programme

A new point of entry on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border has been opened close to the town of Balho at the Northern border to Djibouti on 20th September. It is the third official entry point between both countries in addition to the border posts in Galafi at the Western border...

| 18 September 2020

Tunisie : les personnes secourues en mer sont réceptionnées et assistées avec le soutien du FFU en partenariat avec le HCR

Emmanuelle et Adiam, 23 ans, respectivement originaires du Nigeria et de l’Erythrée, ne partagent pas grand-chose à première vue, seulement leur jeune âge.
Et pourtant, le destin les a fait rencontrer dans des circonstances malheureuses. Elles se sont embarquées une nuit de printemps dans la ville libyenne de Zwara,...

NEWS | 11 September 2020

83 Migrants left by smugglers in the Sahara have been rescued by a EU-IOM Joint Initiative "Search and Rescue" operation

Niamey – IOM’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team operating in Niger’s northern Agadez region on 3 September rescued 83 migrants in distress. IOM worked in collaboration with the General Directorate for Civil Protection (DGPC) in Niger, with support from the European Union through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa....