Today the European Union Delegation to Jordan and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launches the EUR 2.5 million project “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (JEMPAS)’’. The three-year project, funded by the EU and implemented by ICMPD, will focus on two key areas: Engagement with Jordanian expatriates abroad and preventing trafficking in human beings.
"I am very happy that we can today launch this important project. It is a direct outcome of the EU-Jordan Mobility Partnership and will support the Jordanian Government to develop and implement their national migration policy", says EU Ambassador Andrea Matteo Fontana.
In October 2014 the EU and Jordan established a Mobility Partnership, creating a flexible framework for enhanced cooperation in the field of migration and mobility.
"Jordan is a key partner for the EU in the Middle East. The Mobility Partnership is an opportunity to further strengthen our cooperation in managing migration and mobility – as well as bring Jordanian and European citizens closer together", says EU Ambassador Fontana.
ICMPD will implement the project in close cooperation with relevant Jordanian authorities, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labour. In addition, the project will draw on expertise from five participating EU Member States (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Romania).