ECOWAS: Management (and Security) and Human Rights
Objective: MIEUX provided assistance to the ECOWAS Commission's Department for Free Movement and Tourism through tailored capacity building, primarily on the development of the Regional Training Curriculum for border officials from the ECOWAS Member States.
Summary: A fact-finding mission took place in November 2011 with the aim of mapping the gaps, needs and key sectors related to free movement to be covered by the Regional Training Curriculum. Following this assessment, the second activity took place from 16–20 April 2012, with the development of the first draft of the Regional Training Curriculum for border officials which was validated by ECOWAS Member States in April 2012. The curriculum has since been finalised and a training of trainers took place in February 2013 in order to present it to the ECOWAS Member States. Experts from the Austrian national administration and German academia were deployed for this action.
Duration: April 2011–February 2013
Cape Verde I: Development of the National Immigration Strategy and Action Plan
Objective: MIEUX provided support in the elaboration of the National Immigration Strategy under the scope of the EU-Cape Verde Mobility Partnership.
Summary: In February 2010, the seminar "Migration Management and the Development of Migration Policies" took place in Praia, Cape Verde, which gathered together representatives from various government institutions, NGOs and academia involved in migration. The seminar preceded an assessment mission, the findings of which were used for the National Immigration Strategy (NIS). Two additional missions followed in September and November 2010, with a view to improving and consolidating the draft of the NIS through a series of consultations with relevant authorities and stakeholders. Following the endorsement of the National Immigration Strategy in October 2011, the second phase of the action started with a presentation of the Immigration Strategy and a workshop on the development of the National Action Plan on Immigration. This workshop enabled experts to gather information on recent developments in the area of immigration, and brainstorm on the content and structure of the action plan(s). The final activity aimed at presenting the final action plan for the implementation of the National Immigration Strategy to the national authorities, and took place in Praia in February 2013. Experts from the Cape Verdean, Dutch, Finnish and French national administrations were deployed for this action.
Duration: February 2010–February 2013
The Gambia: Data Management
Objective: The overall objective of this action was to support the Ministry of Interior of The Gambia in preparing for the development of a national migration policy. With this aim, MIEUX provided assistance to the Gambia Bureau of Statistics in the completion, analysis and dissemination of the National Migration and Urbanisation Survey conducted in 2009.
Summary: The first activity took place at the end of October 2011 in the form of an assessment mission, with a review of the 2009 National Migration and Urbanisation Survey and the workshop "Data Collection for Migration Statistics". The workshop gave representatives from different national agencies a chance to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices on migration flows and data collection in The Gambia, among themselves and with the MIEUX EU experts. In addition, the MIEUX experts were familiarised with the raw data from the National Migration and Urbanisation Survey. The second activity was a desk-based data validation activity conducted in the experts' home countries. This was followed by a data analysis workshop in January 2012, which engaged participants from relevant agencies involved in the National Migration and Urbanisation Survey and those working at the operational level.
Throughout this action, MIEUX experts completed the National Migration and Urbanisation Survey Final Report in close coordination with the Gambian Ministry of Interior and Bureau of Statistics. These results were officially published and disseminated to various ministries and organisations at a final event on 13 December 2012 in Banjul.
Experts from the French and Italian national administrations were deployed for this Action. ICMPD also provided expertise to this action.
Duration: October 2010–December 2012
Uganda: Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and Document Security
Objective: The overall aim of this action was to provide support to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) by strengthening its capacities to manage THB and document security. MIEUX provided training to both entry level and senior management staff in the targeted areas.
Summary: Following the recommendations of the initial assessment mission, a workshop on THB Awareness took place in June 2012 and provided the basic principles of THB legislation and operations for frontline immigration officers. In addition, an Operational Field Guide, developed by MIEUX experts, was presented at this workshop. In September 2012, the second workshop took place in Kampala for the National Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings on the topics of how to operate as a task force, how to draft a national plan of action and how to cooperate with stakeholders and partners. This workshop shared best practices and other examples of national action plans and provided the National Task Force with a basic framework for the drafting a national action plan. The culminating activity was a seminar on National Referral Mechanisms delivered by the MIEUX experts, which took place 10–11 December 2012 in Kampala. Experts from the British, Lithuanian and Portuguese national administrations were deployed for this action.
Duration: November 2011–December 2012
Kenya: Document Security and Irregular Migration
Objective: The aim of this action was to provide technical assistance to the Kenyan Immigration Department (ID) on document security and irregular migration.
Summary: An assessment mission in May 2012 took the form of bilateral meetings and consultations with the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services, and other relevant agencies and institutions dealing with migration aspects, to assess the gaps and needs of the ID. This was followed by training on border management and document security also in May 2012, which was used as a basis for MIEUX experts to design and deliver a training programme for border guards and immigration officers in document security. The last activity took place in Nairobi in September 2012 with a Training of Trainers (ToT) in document security, which complemented the government's ongoing efforts to improve their border management systems at all border control points in order to hasten data collection and transmission, and facilitate better border management. Experts from the Austrian and Dutch administrations were deployed for this action.
Duration: January 2012–September 2012
Azerbaijan II: Irregular Migration, Return and Readmission
Objective: In response to a second request from the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, MIEUX provided technical assistance in managing irregular migration. The main objective of this action was to familiarise the relevant national authorities with EU and EU MS practices and policies in the fight against irregular migration.
Summary: A three-day training session on the management of accommodation facilities for irregular migrants took place in November 2011. This was followed by a study tour to the Netherlands from 16–24 April 2012, which introduced four officials of the State Migration Service to European and Dutch good practices in the fight against irregular migration and their experience related to irregular migration. The last activity was finalised in July 2012 with training on return and readmission in order to build the capacities of participants from relevant authorities dealing with the return of irregular migrants from Azerbaijan. Experts from the Belgian, Dutch and Hungarian national administrations were deployed for this action.
Duration: May 2011–July 2012
Paraguay: Capacity Building for Consular Staff
Objective: MIEUX provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, and in particular, to the Directorate for Paraguayans Abroad (DSCPCA). The main objective of this action was to support the DSCPCA in the knowledge building of headquarters and consular staff with respect to international standards in immigration policy and procedures.
Summary: A mapping mission took place in November 2011 in which bilateral meetings were held with relevant national institutions dealing with migration, as well as other important stakeholders, in order to identify priority areas, and the existing gaps and needs of Paraguayan migration management, especially in the area of consular services and support of nationals abroad. In April 2012, training on migration management for Paraguayan administrations dealing with migration issues, and consular staff at Argentinean, Brazilian, Chilean and Uruguayan consular posts, took place in Asunción. The final activity involved training on migration management for Paraguayan consular staff at European consular posts in Madrid in July 2012. Experts from the Dutch and Spanish national administrations were deployed for this action.
Duration: April 2011–July 2012
Benin, Cameroon, Mali and Senegal: Legal Migration
Objective: MIEUX provided technical assistance to the National Employment Agencies of Benin, Mali, Cameroon and Senegal in their efforts to effectively manage labour migration, and develop and encourage cooperation and dialogue. This was in support of the regional initiative "African Operational Repertoire of Jobs and Professions" (ROAME).
Summary: This action was completed following a regional seminar that took place in July 2012 on the implementation of the ROAME project. The objectives of the seminar were to strengthen the capacities of the national focal points, support local coordination mechanisms and evaluate the methodology problems identified in the implementation of the ROAME. As a result, the MIEUX experts were able to harmonise and elaborate an operational toolbox with clear a methodology for the use of the fiches and develop an action plan for further development of the ROAME. Experts from the French national administration were deployed for this action.
Duration: March 2012–July 2012
Moldova/Eastern Partners: Migration Management
Objective: MIEUX provided a platform of consultations and an exchange of practices in the field of migration between the EU and third countries, in particular the ENPI countries.
Summary: MIEUX provided assistance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in Moldova to organise a one-day international roundtable "The Eastern Partners' Contribution to the Stockholm Programme", which took place on 28 February 2012 in Chisinau. A second activity took the form of the International Conference on Mobility Partnerships (MPs) held in Brussels in June 2012, which provided an opportunity for the EU, EU MS and partner countries to foster the exchange of practices and experience among present and potential MP partners, to raise awareness of the complete and multidimensional aspects of MPs and to reflect on their future.
Duration: November 2011–June 2012
Uzbekistan: Migration Management and Trafficking in Human Beings (THB)
Objective: MIEUX provided technical assistance in migration management and trafficking in human beings (THB). In May 2010, a seminar on mobility issues was held in Tashkent, in cooperation with the EC DG Justice and Home Affairs. As a result of this seminar, a number of activities were developed to support the overall improvement of national migration management and policies.
Summary: Training on the protection of victims of trafficking was organised for the staff of the National Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of THB. It was followed by a seminar on migration management, policy and legislation, which brought together the national agencies responsible for migration-related issues. A study visit to Spain took place in June 2011, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. Five government representatives were familiarised with Spain's developments in the field of migration, and opportunities for bilateral cooperation and future policy implications were discussed. Following the visit of one of the MIEUX experts to Tashkent, a short awareness film on trafficking in human beings and illegal migration was produced for further dissemination by the Ministry of Labour. Experts from the Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian national administrations were deployed for this action.
Duration: May 2010–June 2012
West Africa: Irregular Migration and Document Security
Objective: MIEUX provided technical assistance for the capacity building of relevant staff in Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal in the area of document fraud through a series of training sessions to complement an ongoing regional project implemented in partnership with IOM and the "Direction de la Coopération Internationale" of France.
Summary: In November 2011, a two-week training session on document fraud took place in Dakar, Senegal, with experts from the French national administration and which gathered 20 participants from Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. The final activity took the form of a study visit for African trainees to document fraud centres in France from 24–27 April 2012 and in Belgium from 7–10 May 2012. Experts from the Belgian and French national administration were deployed for this action.
Duration: May 2010–May 2012
The Philippines: Awareness-Raising Against Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Human Beings
Objective: MIEUX provided support to the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in improving the programme "Illegal Recruitment-Free Local Government Units Campaign".
Summary: An assessment mission to Manila took place in December 2010, identifying the current state of play in the field of prevention of THB and illegal recruitment. This was followed by training for the POEA Campaign. The training was provided as preparation for the development of an awareness-raising campaign. A resource book entitled "Campaigning against illegal recruitment and trafficking in persons using social marketing techniques" was produced. This was followed with a three-day strategic planning process in which the existing tools to carry out the campaign were reviewed and brainstorming on the campaign branding and message took place. The output of this process was an overall logical framework for the POEA's preventative work. The awareness-raising campaign materials were piloted at the official launch of the campaign "NO to illegal recruitment and trafficking" in June 2011. In parallel to this activity, training was organised for POEA collaborating prosecutors and lawyers on various aspects related to THB. The final activity took place in Vienna in May 2012 in the form of training for the Philippines labour attachés based in EU MS. The aim of this training was to familiarise the participants with the latest EU measures and policies in the fields of legal/labour migration, anti-trafficking efforts, legislative developments and other related aspects of EU migration policy. Private consultants were deployed for this action.
Duration: February 2010–May 2012
Palestine: Human Rights, Border Management and Document Security
Objective: MIEUX provided technical assistance in the development of a training curriculum on migration, and border management and document security for the Palestinian Academy for Security Sciences, to be endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education, as part of an official curriculum for national security officials.
Summary: In January 2011, an assessment mission took place with the aim to gather information on the state of play in the areas of border management, document security and other migration-related issues. Following the mission, the MIEUX expert prepared an assessment report with a special focus on document security and visa issues. After a delay in implementation, the activities were resumed in March 2012, with a set of three training sessions titled "Human Rights Implications for Migration and Border Management", "Document Security and Visa Issues", and "Border Procedures". These training sessions supported the development of the Training Curricula for the Palestinian Academy of Security Science. Experts from the British, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Slovenian national administrations and ICMPD were deployed for this action.
Duration: September 2010–March 2012
COMESA: Free Movement of Persons
Objective: The overall objective of this action was to support the development of the Free Trade Area within COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa).
Summary: In March 2011, MIEUX provided technical assistance to the 7th COMESA Chief Immigration Officers’ Meeting and the 4th Meeting of Ministers responsible for immigration, both held in Lusaka, Zambia. These events aimed to promote the Visa and Free Movement Protocols, as well as the COMESA Model Law on Immigration, through focusing on the topics of protocol implementation, harmonisation of national laws and cooperation on immigration matters between Member States to facilitate trade. This latter meeting resulted in the establishment of two task forces assigned to take the lead in the implementation of the Protocols of Free Movement: the Task Force for the Implementation of the Roadmap and the Task Force on Capacity Building.
A technical workshop on the harmonisation of COMESA Immigration Laws was held in June 2011 in Mbabane, Swaziland, and support was provided to the first meeting of the COMESA Task Force on Capacity Building, and a Roadmap for Protocol Implementation and Legal Harmonisation. The final activity of this action took place from 14–16 March 2012 in the form of a technical workshop in Nairobi on cooperation and immigration for the COMESA Chiefs of Immigration and a one-day meeting of the Task Forces on capacity building on the implementation of the Protocols. This meeting resulted in several recommendations that outline the next steps for the Task Forces to carry on the current momentum for implementation. This action was implemented with expertise from the British national administration.
Duration: July 2010–March 2012
Mercosur: A Human Right’s Cross-cutting Approach to Border Management and Trafficking in Human Beings
Objective: The aim of this action was to support the Parliament of the MERCOSUR in the development of the free movement of persons’ agenda in the region.
Summary: The MIEUX technical assistance touched upon the areas of Border Management and Trafficking in Human Beings, with a human rights’ cross-cutting perspective. In June 2011, the "Working Group Session on Regional Migration Policy and Security" took place in Paraguay, with the participation of representatives from both legislative and executive bodies of the MERCOSUR Member and Associate States. Workshops on the topics of trafficking in human beings and border management took place in Montevideo in September and December 2011, during which recommendations for the course of action in each of the given areas were elaborated. The activities were implemented with the participation of experts from the Austrian, Spanish and Portuguese national administrations.
Duration: April 2011–December 2011
Moldova/Eastern Partners: Conference "'The Eastern Partners' contribution to the Stockholm Programme: synergies to improve mobility and strengthen security"
Objective: MIEUX supported the organisation of a Regional Conference entitled "The Eastern Partners' contribution to the Stockholm Programme: Synergies to improve mobility and strengthen security".
Summary: The Conference was followed by a one-day expert level meeting. Taking place in Chisinau on 24/25 January 2011, with the participation of the EC Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms. Malmström, the event identified joint actions to be carried out in order to improve mobility and cooperation in the JHA field within the Stockholm Programme framework. This paved the way for the establishment of a framework for a regular dialogue between EU institutions, EU Member States and Eastern Partners and other interested third countries, both at Government and civil society levels.
Duration: January 2011
Panama: Integrated Border Management (IBM)
Objective: The MIEUX technical assistance in Panama aimed at supporting the development of a national IBM strategy through the provision of training and long-distance assistance.
Summary: The first workshop took place in Panama City in October 2010. The three-day training aimed at providing key officials with the methodology and tools for initiating the process of developing a national IBM strategy. Specific focus was given to the setting up of an IBM Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG). Representatives from eight national agencies with relevant border management responsibilities were brought together to share experiences and were exposed to the best practices and examples of IBM implementation at the European level.
A second workshop in February 2011 focused on the state of play and challenges of IBM in Panama and the identification of the main needs and priorities in this regard, as well as possible solutions to improve inter-agency cooperation. A preliminary identification of key objectives for the national IBM strategy was carried out.
Through continuous long-distance assistance throughout the action, an analysis of the state of play of border management in Panama was conducted and final recommendations for the way forward in the process of developing a national IBM strategy were elaborated and handed-over to the national authorities in August 2011.
Duration: October 2010–August 2011
Colombia: Document Security and Trafficking in Human Beings
Objective: The MIEUX technical assistance action in Colombia aimed at strengthening the capacities of the national authorities to manage the fight against irregular migration and document fraud. To this end, the action contributed to provide the national security forces with capable trained resource persons in the areas of Document Security and Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM).
Summary: In October 2010 a five-day working group session took place, with the aim of assessing the state of play of national migration management practices, with a particular focus on the fight against irregular migration. Over 30 officials were brought together to discuss regional cooperation, trafficking and smuggling issues, border control and document security matters, as well as modern migration management systems and practices based on the EU experience. Final conclusions of this session identifying main gaps and needs, as well as priority courses of action, in each of the thematic areas were presented.
In February 2011, two training of trainers’ courses on document security and trafficking in human beings/smuggling of migrants were delivered. Two training manuals were elaborated and handed over to the beneficiary authorities, including the relevant training academy. (“Investigation of Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants” and “Examination and Analysis of Identity and Travel Documents”). The MIEUX Colombia action concluded with a study visit to Madrid for key Colombian officials in late June 2011, which familiarised with EU and Spanish migration management practices, particularly in the field of border management.
Duration: October 2010–July 2011
Zambia: Trafficking in Human Beings
Objective: MIEUX provided institutional and staff capacity building in the field of anti-trafficking, to the Zambian Anti-Human Trafficking Secretariat under the Home Affairs Research Planning Information Department (HARID) with the support of experts from the Dutch and Portuguese national administrations, as well as EUROPOL expertise.
Summary: Preparatory meetings for this action took place in Lusaka, in June 2010, followed by an assessment mission in the beginning of December 2010. A training session on investigation and prosecution, victim support and assistance, and (transnational) referral mechanisms took place in December, and was followed by a study visit in February 2011 to the Netherlands to meet with various national administrations, as well as EUROPOL and EUROJUST. The study visit allowed the members of the Secretariat to observe and benefit from EU good practices and first-hand experiences in combating trafficking in human beings. The MIEUX action was concluded in March 2011 with training on monitoring and evaluation where links between all relevant national stakeholders, in particular the police, the Ministry of Home Affairs and public prosecutors, were strengthened and where the role of the Secretariat, as the custodian and leading implementing agency of the national anti-human trafficking act, was confirmed. It also involved experts from: Portugal, the Netherlands and a Europol expert.
Duration: June 2010–March 2011
Bolivia: Capacity Building of Consular Staff
Objective: MIEUX provided capacity building for Bolivian consular staff with the assistance of experts from the Spanish national administration. The first assessment mission to La Paz took place in July 2010 with the aim to review and map the gaps and needs of the Directorate General for Consular Affairs. The manual "EU Migration and Asylum Matters for Consular Use" was developed to be used as basis for the delivery of the series of training sessions taking place at different Bolivian consular posts. The first training for consular staff took place in La Paz in November 2010. Following the completion of the first phase of activities this action was formally closed.
Duration: May 2010–December 2010
Azerbaijan: Irregular Migration and Legal Framework
Objective: MIEUX supported the revision of the national migration legislation with the assistance of experts from the Dutch, Bulgarian and Danish national administrations.
Summary: In July 2010, an assessment mission to Baku took place and a review of the national legal framework was carried out. In the meantime, and in the same month, a study tour to Poland was organised, allowing the exposure of Azeri officials to European practices concerning the fight against irregular migration and management of internal and external borders. As a result of the assessment mission, a report was produced highlighting the main gaps and needs of the national migration framework and formulating a set of recommendations with regards to the enhancement of the domestic migration legislation. A two-day training on migration legislation took place in January 2011.
Duration: May 2010–January 2011
Central American Integration System: Integrated Border Management
Objective: MIEUX supported the Central American Integration System (SICA) in the organisation of a Regional Thematic Workshop on Integrated Border Management (IBM), which took place in Panama City, with the aim of introducing the concept of IBM in the region.
Summary: For the first time in the Central American integration process, representatives from different institutions – police, migration and customs – of different countries – SICA Member States Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, as well as Belize – were brought together to discuss the concept of IBM and explore its potential for border management in Central America.
Duration: 10–14 May 2010
Sierra Leone: Combating Irregular Flows: Border Management and Development of Migration Legislation
Objective: MIEUX provided expertise through a series of trainings on border management/security and migration legislation.
Summary: A fact-finding mission took place in April 2010 in order to assess the migration and border management needs. As a result, an Assessment Report on Border Management and Migration Legislation was elaborated, which included a set of practical recommendations. Two training sessions on border management and security took place in Freetown with the aim of presenting EU and EU Member State models in these target areas. The training session gathered relevant border management authorities at the national and local level. The training session 'Migration Legislation' took place from 4–6 October 2011. The expertise was provided by experts from Lithuania, Romania, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria.
Duration: April 2010–October 2011
Ethiopia: Conference "National Dialogue on Tackling Illegal Migration"
Objective: From 11–12 March 2010, in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MIEUX provided support and technical assistance in the implementation of the Ethiopian National Conference on Irregular Migration.
Summary: Held at the UN-ECA Conference Hall in Addis Ababa, the conference brought together, for the first time under one roof, over 250 national stakeholders – both from the capital and regions – to discuss and find common grounds on key challenges related to combating smuggling and trafficking in human beings. MIEUX EU experts, from the United Kingdom Home Office and the Border Agency, assisted and advised participants in the development of a national strategy on irregular migration. The conference was opened by the Their Excellencies Ato Seyoum Mesfin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Mr. Dino Sinigallia, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Ethiopia, and Mr. Antonio Sánchez-Benedito Gaspar, Ambassador of Spain to Ethiopia.
Duration: 11–12 March 2010
Armenia: Migration Information Management
Objective: The activity in Armenia, which involved two stages, aimed to provide support to the State Migration Service of the Republic of Armenia in enhancing migration information management and migration policies.
Summary: During the first mission to Armenia, 2–9 February 2010, the experts in migration data from Belgium, Italy and France, and an expert in migration policy from The Netherlands, assessed the current state of affairs related to migration and migration data management by holding bilateral meetings with national authorities and other stakeholders in charge of migration aspects, and by assessing the legal and institutional frameworks. As a result of this rapid, fact-finding mission, the experts developed the programme of a two-day seminar on EU standards and practices on migration data collection and management, and of the one-day Round Table on Migration Policy which took place 10–12 March 2010 in Yerevan. The purpose of the seminar was to familiarise Armenian officials, from various institutions, with EU standards with respect to the collection of migration data, information and statistics, analysis and management, as well as to provide recommendations to the Armenian authorities on the improvement of the national migration information system. The Round Table placed emphasis on the various challenges Armenia faces due to the ongoing emigration, the demographic and economic situations, the issue of remittances, etc., and how these factors influence the vision and objectives of national migration policy. The recommendations formulated by the experts are to be considered by the Armenian State Migration Service when drafting the new National Migration Strategy, a process which has been initiated.
Duration: February 2010–March 2010
Mozambique: Modern Migration Management
Objective: MIEUX assisted the Department of Immigration of Mozambique through a three-step activity aimed at strengthening the country’s capacities in border management and document security, with the support of three Portuguese experts and a Slovenian expert.
Summary: Following up on the training programme on irregular migration management delivered to Mozambican officials from 23–31 January 2010, the Portuguese SEF hosted a five-day study visit for migration officials from the Department of Immigration of Mozambique from 22–26 March 2010, which aimed to provide first-hand experience of EU and Portuguese good practices. The final step of this MIEUX technical assistance was the provision of an in-depth border management and document security training at provincial border crossing points in Mozambique 31 May–11 June 2010.
Duration: January 2010–June 2010
Kazakhstan: Seminar on Visa Facilitation and Migration Between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the EU
Objective: MIEUX organised a seminar on mobility in Astana, which was attended by the relevant national authorities of Kazakhstan, the European Commission and EU Member States. The objective of the seminar was to improve the capacities of relevant institutions to better manage migration-related issues in accordance with EU standards and practices, as well as to provide a platform for discussion and increased cooperation between Kazakh authorities and the EU. Five MIEUX experts from the administrations of France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Sweden contributed to the success of this action.
Duration: 22 October 2009
Angola: Migration Legislation Development and Asylum
Objective: The MIEUX technical assistance in Angola supported the process of legislation development, through the provision of legal advisory services and practical tools for improvement of the relevant domestic legal framework. The action focused, in particular, on the drafting of the National Asylum Law.
Summary: In March 2010, an assessment mission to Luanda took place, which aimed at evaluating the existing migration and asylum legal framework, its correlation and compatibility with international standards and the level of implementation of the national legislation. The report ‘Migration and Asylum Institutional and Legal Framework in Angola’, including a set of recommendations for improvement and the way forward, was drafted.
In July 2010, the 'Seminar on Migration Legislation Development' was organised, with the aim of presenting the aforementioned recommendations, and furthermore, providing a national platform of dialogue on specific topics, such as refugee law and trafficking in human beings. The event successfully gathered participants from both central and regional government authorities, as well as different relevant ministries involved in migration management. A set of final recommendations for future courses of action was adopted.
Duration: September 2009–July 2011
Malawi: Border Management
Objective: MIEUX supported capacity building in Malawi in the field of border management.
Summary: Three MIEUX experts from the Slovenian Border Police participated in this activity. The activity has proven highly successful and contributed to improving border management procedures and capacities through the delivery of quick and concrete results. Along with the delivery of a ‘Practical Handbook for Immigration Officials on Border Procedures in Malawi’, training was provided to a group of trainers to enable them to disseminate information to immigration, border police and customs officers in Malawi and to both land and air border crossing point personnel.
Duration: September 2009–November 2009