www.icmpd.org https://www.icmpd.org/ NEWS CENTRE en www.icmpd.org https://www.icmpd.org/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif https://www.icmpd.org/ 18 16 NEWS CENTRE TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:02:49 +0100 Project News: MIEUX presents Standard Operating Procedures to protect victims of trafficking https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-mieux-presents-standard-operating-procedures-to-protect-victims-of-trafficking/ On 10 and 11 November 2019, the Migration EU eXpertise Initiative, funded by the European Union and...

These guiding principles will act as standard operating procedures for two shelters in Amman providing Victims of Trafficking (VoT) with accommodation and first-line services. The request for MIEUX support came after the findings of the 2016 Mission Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons. Especially women and children stipulated that the provision of comprehensive support in Jordan´s shelters could be enhanced by creating a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for staff about the types of support available and language barriers, among others.

The action has covered two shelters in Amman, one managed by MoSD and another by the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), a state NGO. Both centres, located in Amman, cover basic needs and provide counselling, legal and rehabilitation services to VoTs. 

Since 2009, MIEUX has worked on 26 actions that have a component of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB). In recent years, requests to work on this pillar of the Global Approach on Migration and Mobility (GAMM) have focused especially on investigation of THB cases, protection of VoTs and of vulnerable populations such as unaccompanied migrant children in contexts of mixed migration. MIEUX´s recent achievements in this area include capacity building actions in Thailand, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Peru. 

Visit MIEUX’s website to find out more about this action.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:02:49 +0100
Project News: Retaining international and domestic talents – consultation meeting in Vilnius https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-retaining-international-and-domestic-talents-consultation-meeting-in-vilnius/ On 5 November, ICMPD organised a consultation meeting dealing with the question of how to retain...

The meeting served as a platform to present the project and exchange information on the current situation and initiatives in the area of talent policy. During the consultation meeting, key experts and stakeholders discussed labour migration trends, labour market shortages, and skills in the context of talent attraction. The also addressed chances and challenges in talent policy in Lithuania. The event gathered representatives of government institutions, local authorities, employers as well as the nongovernmental sector and academia involved in this area. The international experts on regional talent attraction and retention from“Future Place Leadership” shared best practice examples in the field. 

Context and Background

Competition for talent has become an essential topic for business and countries, which are increasingly active in introducing measures to both attract talents and better retain those they have attracted. The demographic and labour market situation in Lithuania, linked among others with emigration has been affecting the county’s competitiveness and ability to attract foreign direct investment. Lithuania remains a country with the highest negative net migration in the EU with immigration having only a symbolic compensatory effect. Lithuania’s economy showed a reasonably steady growth trend accompanied by improving living standards, increasing employment and lower unemployment rates. At the same time, it’s attractiveness for talent remains relatively limited. 

About the project

The event was organised within the project Developing a strategy for the implementation of a talent policy in Lithuania (TALENTAS), currently implemented by ICMPD. The objective of the project is to contribute to attracting and retaining higher numbers of talents in Lithuania, including students, graduates, and highly skilled Lithuanians living abroad. It targets relevant Lithuanian public institutions, employers, as well as universities in order to increase their institutional capacities to formulate, develop and implement reform policies and action. The results will be a number of concrete deliverables including reports and working papers on best practices. 

More information on “TALENTAS” can be found here.

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:43:49 +0100
Project News: International Conference on Comprehensive Border Governance https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-international-conference-on-comprehensive-border-governance/ On 23-24 October 2019, ICMPD organised the 2nd International Conference on Comprehensive Border... Based on the successful implementation of the 1st International Border Management Conference organised by ICMPD in Lebanon last year, this year’s conference provided a platform for government, organisations and the private sector to jointly discuss challenges, lessons learnt and creative practical and sustainable solutions to urgent border management issues.

During the Conference the representatives of border management agencies from the EU, and the Central Asia and Eastern Partnership, sought to identify workable solutions to facilitate cooperation and coordination among traditional border and migration management agencies on national, regional and global levels. Participants had the opportunity to present their daily practices and achievements, exchange views and discuss potential developments in border governance, as a means to address today's threats to global security and prepare for future challenges.

The Conference explored how a step-change from the management of borders towards their comprehensive governance may provide the tools needed to meet modern challenges faced by border management agencies. In particular, the following topics were addressed: 

  • Border management in 2025: what has changed since 2015? 
  • Seamless border controls and hybrid security threats: realistic future or commercial advertisements? 
  • International technical assistance in border management

More information about the conference can be found here.

Download the event Press Release here.

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:08:32 +0100
ICMPD Around the Globe: Michael Spindelegger gives keynote speech at EMN Conference in Tampere https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/icmpd-around-the-globe-michael-spindelegger-gives-keynote-speech-at-emn-conference-in-tampere/ On Thursday 24th October, ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, spoke at the opening... Those who shared the opening plenary with Mr. Spindelegger included Paavo Lipponen, former Prime Minister of Finland, Antonio Vitorino, Director General, International Organisation for Migration and Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

In his key note speech, Mr. Spindelegger emphasised the importance of a united Europe working for clear and coherent migration structures:

“The EU and its Member States must also reconfirm their commitment towards a common vision, approach and system. […]This can only be managed when we leave behind the political controversy revealed by the 2015 crisis and use the momentum of the election year for hitting the reset button of EU migration policy making.”

The conference takes place on the 24 -25 October and was co-organised by the European Migration Network, the Odysseus Network and the European Policy Centre and aims to facilitate conversations surrounding evidence-based decision-making, policy-related research and networking between relevant players in the European setting. It is a side event in connection with the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.

Read Mr. Spindelegger’s key note speech here.

Read the Expert Voice: ‘In search for a vision of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)’ here.

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:41:11 +0200
Project News: MIEUX co-organises 4th regional GFMD workshop in Lima, Peru https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-mieux-co-organises-4th-regional-gfmd-workshop-in-lima-peru/ The European Union supports the Ecuadorian Presidency of the Global Forum on Migration and... Entitled "Supporting host and arrival cities through policy coherence and multi-stakeholder partnerships", this workshop was the latest in a series of four regional workshops that will precede the Quito Summit next November and will bring together representatives from academia, national and local governments, international organisations and civil society to exchange experiences.

All participating institutions, under the auspices of the Forum, were seeking to exchange experiences and practices to explore which factors contribute to making some cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and the EU more welcoming and work as engines of inclusion and integration than others. They did so by taking into account factors such as migration crises, the levels of development of host countries and cities, as well as migration density. Border cities, which face specific integration challenges, were also represented.

The role of cities of arrival for migrants and refugees

Cities on every continent find themselves at the forefront of managing the impact of migration as well as the promotion of inclusive, safe and sustainable urban environments. The governance of migration or, indeed, the governance of societies more broadly, is changing in recognition of the rapidly growing importance of the world’s cities to the workings of societies and their economies.

The term "arrival cities" was coined to describe cities that function as places of opportunity and upward mobility for newcomers, creating conditions conducive to newcomers establishing, connecting and belonging. In the daily lives of refugees and migrants, municipal and local authorities tend to shape their experience and their relationship with the State. Some cities around the world have become successful arrival cities, offering newcomers opportunities to belong and move up in social mobility, while others struggle with the persistence of marginalised communities and segregation.

Interregional cooperation to improve the governance of international migration

Over the past few years, the European Union has substantially increased the funds allocated to the management of migratory flows both in the Latin American and Caribbean region and at the global level, in order to translate the needs of various actors into programmes on the ground. In relation to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the workshop responded to one of Ecuador's strategic priorities to engage regional actors in a meaningful dialogue prior to the Quito Summit. A wide range of actors, including representatives of local and central governments, academia, civil society and international organizations, will come together to contribute, through these debates, to the elaboration of supporting documents for Roundtable 3.1. The roundtable is entitled "Supporting cities of arrival through policy coherence and multi-stakeholder partnerships", co-chaired by the governments of Egypt and Switzerland and forming part of the 2019 GFMD agenda.

As Mr. Oleg Chirita, Head of Global Initiatives Programmes at ICMPD stated, “Cities are playing an increasingly prominent role in decision-making on migration governance. Their experiences in welcoming newcomers and fostering inclusive participation should inspire policy-makers seeking new solutions to migration management.”

MIEUX and the 2019 GFMD

In line with one of its main objectives, MIEUX is providing relevant European expertise and content support to the Government of Ecuador in relation to the GFMD 2019 process. Specifically, MIEUX is assisting Ecuador with organising a series of regional workshops that should not only contribute directly to the thematic round-tables of the Quito Summit and to the background papers but also function as standalone events that advance the global debate on migration and development. Targeting different stakeholders, such as local and central governments, academia, civil society, and regional stakeholders, this series of regional workshops aims at setting up a future-oriented regional model that could be utilised by future GFMD chairs in their respective regions.

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:49:41 +0200
Project News: Workshop on “Advocacy and Awareness-Raising Capacities” for Libyan civil society organisations https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-workshop-on-advocacy-and-awareness-raising-capacities-for-libyan-civil-society-organ/ From 12 to 16 October ICMPD, together with the EU Delegation to Libya and the Libyan Government of...

The workshop took place within the framework of the ICMPD project EU-funded "Strategic and institutional management of migration in Libya”, and includes 40 representatives from Libyan CSOs. Also participating in the workshop are representatives from the NTBSM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Displaced People’s Affairs of Libya.

With the European Union funding, ICMPD is supporting the Libyan administration at central and local levels, as well as Libyan civil society and academia, in their efforts to develop the necessary prerequisites for effective migration governance. Project activities focus on improving migration management, assisting the Libyan administration in improving the structures, mechanisms and procedures related to migration governance and supporting Libya’s reintegration into regional and international dialogues on migration.

ICMPD has organised a series of four CSO workshops since the beginning of 2018, touching upon subjects such as “project development”, “networking” and “Legal frameworks of migration” and “regulatory framework of civil society”. It supports the new generations of Libyan CSOs to create evidence-based, coordinated and sustainable migration policies.

  • Download the press release by the European Union Delegation here.
  • The project description can be found here, please scroll down. 
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:02:00 +0200
Expert Voice: Identify – Refer – Protect – Build Resilience to Human Trafficking https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/expert-voice-identify-refer-protect-build-resilience-to-human-trafficking/ On the occasion of EU Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October 2019, ICMPD’s Anti-Trafficking Programme... By Dr. Claire Healy


Earlier this year, ICMPD launched a ground-breaking study – The Strength to Carry On - on resilience and vulnerability to human trafficking and other abuses among people on the move to the EU during 2015-2018. Among other key findings and recommendations, the study highlighted that the focus in anti-trafficking in this context should be on how people can remain resilient to trafficking and other abuses, and on mitigating vulnerabilities and exposure to dangers. To remain resilient, the study recommends incorporating screening of vulnerabilities, and of potential trafficking cases, into the asylum process, by providing specialist training to asylum authorities and through procedures for referral.

National and Transnational Referral Mechanisms for the protection of trafficked people are an essential measure to ensure that trafficked people can access their rights, and should incorporate specific measures related to the context of people on the move, including separated and unaccompanied children. As part of the EU-funded project Trafficking along Migration Routes to Europe: Bridging the Gap between Migration, Asylum and Anti-Trafficking, ICMPD partnered with the NGO Terre des hommes to develop an e-learning module to help frontline professionals to quickly and effectively identify and refer presumed victims of trafficking among migrants and refugees - and prevent abuse.

It is also essential to promote bilateral and multilateral mechanisms for identification, protection, investigation and prosecution between transit and destination countries along the migration routes. People on the move who are at risk of trafficking may not be identified or protected due to a lack of coordination between asylum, migration and anti-trafficking authorities, at national and transnational level. The asylum procedure presents an opportunity to identify cases of vulnerability to trafficking and of potential trafficking, which, if taken advantage of, can prevent trafficking, increase the identification of trafficked people among asylum applicants, and ensure that people have access to the protection measures and justice to which they are entitled.

National and regional referral mechanisms and networks

Since 2006, ICMPD has been pioneering the development of unified guidelines and standard operating procedures for the protection of trafficked people at national and regional level. During 2006-2009, these guidelines were first developed for the South-Eastern Europe region, and were then revised and extended during 2009-2010 for the EU Guidelines for the Development of a Transnational Referral Mechanism for Trafficked Persons in Europe: TRM-EU. Practical tools and indicators to be used in initial screening, formal identification, risk assessment, etc. were developed under this framework, and in 2010, the Network of National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe (SEE) was established, with ICMPD as a Secretariat,  with the aim of exchanging expertise and further developing and improving transnational cooperation on countering human trafficking in the region. In 2014, ICMPD also assisted the Swedish Government in developing a specific TRM.

This model for transnational referral continues to be adapted and expanded to other regions. It is therefore timely that the European Commission recently commissioned a study on NRMs and TRMs in the EU, to which ICMPD is contributing expertise. This month, the ICMPD Anti-Trafficking Programme was in Abuja, Nigeria to meet with our partners at the Headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat, to commence work on a new EU-funded project under the GIZ-led OCWAR-T programme to develop the Regional Referral Mechanism for the protection of trafficked people in the West African sub-region.

Transnational referral and cooperation are essential elements of an effective response to human trafficking, and help to build resilience and reduce vulnerability to trafficking, ensuring the protection of the rights of adults and children on the move, and contributing to overall stability, security and rule of law in the EU and beyond.

Dr. Claire Healy is research officer of the ICMPD Anti-Trafficking Programme

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:35:45 +0200
Project News: ICMPD co-organised training course on document security in Lebanon https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-icmpd-co-organised-training-course-on-document-security-in-lebanon/ From the 8th to the 10th of October 2019, and for the first time, trainers from the Lebanese Armed...

The Imposters and Documents (ID) course was jointly organised and developed by the CTC and the Netherlands’ Assistance to Lebanese Border Agencies (IBM) Project implemented by ICMPD. Delivered over three days, the foundation-level training was specifically designed for military personnel and aims at providing students with the necessary skills to quickly and reliably spot imposters and check if documents are genuine. Characterised by its highly practical nature, the training combined hands-on exercises, case studies and quizzes, in a way that offers the trainees the chance to test their skills first-hand using actual documents and a range of basic equipment. 

14 UNIFIL members with ranks ranging from Warrant Officers to Lieutenant colonels (LTCs) and representing 8 different countries attended the course that they deemed of high value and relevance to their current jobs. The course which was delivered in English by a joint team of experienced trainers and NCOs from the CTC and ICMPD, strictly followed lesson plans assessed by the Royal Netherlands’ Marechaussee, the leading experts in document security, thus insuring all material abides by international standards. High-level representatives from UNIFIL, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon, and ICMPD attended the course and emphasized during their speeches the importance of such an initiative that highlights the real progress being made in terms of training being delivered by the Lebanese Armed Forces, and depicted the course that has gained the full support of the Lebanese Ministry of Defence, as a landmark moment for international cooperation. ICMPD’s Netherlands’ Project would like to congratulate the CTC on this achievement and hopes that this initiative will provide a foundation for further cooperation between the UNIFIL, ICMPD and LAF

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:30:32 +0200
Expert Voice: The Migration Policy Cycle: Making the case for evidence-informed and inclusive policy-making https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/expert-voice-the-migration-policy-cycle-making-the-case-for-evidence-informed-and-inclusive-policy/ Migration ranks among the most important and contested public policy issues in many countries. In...

By Daria Huss and Justyna Segeš Frelak

From a theoretical perspective, the policy development process is described as a cycle comprised of different stages, including agenda-setting, policy design, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation. Evidence and stakeholder involvement play a crucial role in informing this process and in creating ownership. Yet, it is at the discretion of the policy-maker to what degree they are taken into account, not least due to political negotiations and compromises that take place throughout the policy development process. The policy cycle can also easily be disrupted, for example, by a change of government, a crisis situation, or other factors requiring a change of policy direction.

A range of factors has an impact on stakeholder involvement as well as the production of evidence and its uptake by policy-makers, and, in many areas of migration policy, ‘gaps’ between evidence and stakeholder positions and the actual policy response can be observed. This leads to the question what can be done at each stage of the policy cycle to ensure evidence-informed and inclusive policy development processes.

Agenda-setting and policy design

At the stage of agenda-setting, the policy objectives are identified, for example, through manifestos of political parties or governmental programs, which reflect the political interests of the leading party/ies. Already at this stage it is important to assess the benefits and possible negative side-effects of policy objectives based on evidence, as the set objectives will affect all subsequent stages of the policy cycle. In practice, however, the media, interest groups and/or political interests often have more influence on the identification of policy objectives than evidence.

Based on the policy objectives, concrete solutions to the identified problems (policy proposals) are designed by deciding on the most adequate policy instruments – including any necessary legal and regulatory measures, economic incentives, reforms of government structures or communication tools.

Evidence as an element of policy design

In practice, evidence-informed policy development is hampered either by a lack of evidence or by limited uptake by policy-makers. A lack of evidence is often related to a lack of resources for research, policy analysis and evaluation. A limited uptake of evidence in the policy development process, in contrast, may be linked to limited awareness of policy-makers of the existing evidence, or uncertainty with regard to what counts as evidence and how to interpret it. The latter is specifically true in case of contradicting, incomplete or complex research results that may challenge convincing narratives. Another challenge for policy-makers is easy access to key messages to substantiate policy-making, as policy-makers usually do not have the time to read large research reports. An increased focus on the production of short outputs that are targeted to the needs of the policy-makers, such as policy briefs or synthesis reports, could hence facilitate the uptake of evidence in the policy development process.

Generally speaking, also the perception of migration among policy-makers affects the way research feeds (or not) into policy processes. The research-policy gap could also widen when migration becomes highly politicised, perhaps making some policy-makers less receptive to evidence if other policy objectives are considered more opportune.

The challenge is also to produce new and objective evidence in time to answer specific policy questions that arise in the early stages of the policy development cycle. A combination of internal and external research structures may help to cater to this need. In-house structures are able to react more quickly and are better aware of the policy-makers’ needs, which is why they are suitable for smaller-scale and less complex research than external research structures. External structures, in contrast, often have higher degrees of specialisation and independence, and are hence less likely to be biased towards confirming existing policies, as compared to internal structures. At the same time, as research shows, existing or newly generated evidence might still not be used because it does not suit the political agenda, or simply because communication or relationships between independent research actors and policy-makers are weak or absent.  

How can an inclusive approach generate evidence and ensure ownership?

A wide range of actors – local communities, civil society organisations, academia, the private sector, trade unions, migrants, and many more – are affected by migration policies, have a role in or affect the effective implementation of these policies, or have specific expertise in the field of migration.

Early involvement of these stakeholders in the policy development process has many advantages. In particular, ensuring ownership and acceptance of the policy project, and taking into consideration specific expertise. However, stakeholder consultations come with certain challenges: the choice of right partners, defining the relative value of different inputs or limited capacities to conduct consultations. In addition to punctual stakeholder consultations as inputs to specific policy proposals, ongoing dialogue structures with migration policy stakeholders may lead to better results, having already built trust and maintained a close relationship.

Decision-making and implementation

Once a policy proposal has been developed, executive or legislative approval must be sought. As a matter of good practice, political support and consensus is already ensured before the stage of decision–making, acceptable costs are determined, and relevant stakeholders consulted. A convincing communication on the new policy is essential to keep the general public informed and ensure acceptance of the policy change. Communication on migration policy changes should be accompanied by information on both the opportunities and the challenges related to the specific migration issue(s) addressed in the policy and the broader socio-economic, political and cultural context, taking into account the perspectives of host societies and migrants alike.

In the context of policy implementation the role of different stakeholders is again crucial. In practice, policy implementation can never be fully controlled or managed by the policy-maker, as circumstances on the ground and the many actors involved have an impact on its effectiveness. Risks include diverging visions of the policy, insufficient funding and unrealistic timeframes. These risks can be mitigated by an early involvement of stakeholders in the policy development process to ensure later ownership and realistic planning, and by using action plans that set out clear responsibilities and timeframes for activities, and allocate the resources needed for implementation.

Evaluation and learning

At the final stage of the policy development process, evaluation and learning is essential to complete the policy cycle, to identify whether the policy instrument responded to the identified policy needs, and consequently whether to maintain, adapt or terminate it. However, there is a range of challenges to sound evaluation and learning, usually related to a lack of resources or technical knowledge to identify gaps within a system, a lack of common sets of indicators (that would ensure comparability), or a lack of control groups that would allow to attribute changes directly to the policy rather than other influencing factors.

Many countries lack independent and adequate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. By not evaluating policies, however, policy-makers miss out on important chances to learn from and improve existing policies in the next stage of the policy cycle, when evaluation results should feed back into agenda-setting and policy design. This may not only lead to not achieving the best possible results of a policy but also to unintended side-effects of a policy going unrecognised.

Towards evidence-informed and inclusive policy-making

Theoretical models of ideal policy-making processes are rarely practiced in reality; stages of the policy cycle overlap and influence each other. As mentioned above, the cycle can be disrupted by a variety of different factors. For the policy-maker this often results in a balancing act between political priorities and an evidence-informed and inclusive approach to policy-making, in line with the individual steps of the policy cycle and with what is considered an ‘ideal’ policy development process. Achieving such a balance can be supported by, among others, an early involvement of relevant stakeholders in the policy development stage, and by strengthened relations between policy-makers and the research community. Addressing the gaps between the two requires, among others, a sound set-up of institutional structures for research, policy analysis and evaluation and strengthening the dialogue process between various stakeholders. Furthermore, convincing communication by policy-makers on migration and migration policies is paramount to ensure acceptance for migration policies among relevant stakeholders and the general population.

This article is based on the report The Migration Policy Cycle and Migration Crisis Response. A Comparative Report Covering Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom (EN, TR) that was produced in the context of the ‘Supporting Migration Policy Development in Turkey (MIND)’ project, co-financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.

Please also refer to the policy brief The migration policy cycle: Making the case for coherent, inclusive and evidence-informed policy-making.

The views expressed here are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of ICMPD.

 Download this article as a PDF here. 

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:29:18 +0200
Project News: MARIP invites journalists from Iraq and Pakistan to apply for migration reporting workshop https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-marip-invites-journalists-from-iraq-and-pakistan-to-apply-for-migration-reporting-work/ From 13 to 16 December, the German-funded project “Migration Awareness Raising in Iraq and...

The media plays an important role not only in informing and sensitizing public opinion and public discourse, but also in shaping policy approaches to migration by reporting on migration issues. By underlining the most pressing migration challenges, informing about numerous benefits of migration, capitalising on certain migration topics and omitting others, the media has a vast influence on the formation of a broad image and perception of migration itself.

The new ICMPD-led project, MARIP, recognises the key role of the media and has developed a workshop to provide migration expertise to journalists from Pakistan and Iraq. It will take place from 13 to 16 December in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants will be exposed to a broad range of migration topics including legal and labour migration, prevention of irregular migration, trafficking & smuggling, and receive training on how to report, and not report, on them.

Eligible candidates have to be citizens from either Pakistan or Iraq and should work as employed or freelance journalists. They should have basic knowledge of or a keen interest in working on migration topics. All travel, accommodation and training expenses will be covered; participants will be selected by mid-November via a detailed call for applications.

Participation should result in the publication of stories on migration topics by the end of January 2020 in Pakistani, respectively Iraqi, media outlets.


The overall objective of the MARIP project is to raise awareness on safe, orderly and legal migration and the dangers and consequences of irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling. Its key features are migration awareness campaigns in both countries as well as engaging media and journalists from both countries to support better understanding of and reporting on migration topics in mainstream media.

Please note: this call has been closed on 7 November 2019. 

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:36:05 +0200