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Advancing migration cooperation through demand-driven peer-to-peer expertise

28 September 2015


This new publication presents good practices and lessons learnt from the initiative 'MIgration EU eXpertise - MIEUX', an innovative and pioneering migration experts’ facility with the aim of enhancing the capacities of authorities from EU partner countries.


There is no doubt that migration and mobility can represent powerful positive forces for development, if appropriate policies are adopted and implemented. Capacity building in the area of migration has long been regarded as critical.

MIgration EU eXpertise - MIEUX was established in 2009 as an innovative and pioneering migration experts’ facility with the aim of enhancing the capacities of authorities from EU partner countries. This publication looks back at MIEUX’ achievements, presents lessons learnt and good practices.

As a demand-driven capacity building facility, MIEUX provides peer-to-peer expertise and tailor-made technical assistance by deploying migration experts, primarily from EU Member States administrations, to partner countries. By its very nature, MIEUX contributes to the implementation of partner countries’ national and institutional priorities by supporting their efforts in developing policies, drafting legislation, strengthening institutional capacities, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and partnerships at regional and national levels, and by advancing cooperation with the EU and EU MS.

The new publication was presented at a multi-stakeholder conference in Brussels on 22 September. It is divided into four sections that aim to comprehensively explain the working modalities that ICMPD has developed over the years with its partners, covering multiple aspects of migration governance. The report aims at contributing to the discussion and debate on the role and impact of demand-driven, short-term expert facilities in strengthening migration governance in partner countries.

The first section explains the ways in which MIEUX provides demand-driven capacity building, and sets out the results achieved since 2009. The second section reflects upon the role of tailor-made capacity building to the partner countries’ priorities, and MIEUX’s approaches to deliver it. The third section describes concrete methods that MIEUX has tested out while supporting processes related to the elaboration of national policies on migration. The last section looks back at MIEUX’s added value and highlights its future features.

Download the publication ‘MIgration EU eXpertise 2009-2015. Advancing migration cooperation with partner countries through demand-driven, peer-to-peer expertise: Lessons learnt and good practices’ in English and in French.

MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) is a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), funded by the EU and implemented by ICMPD.