European and Global Initiatives

EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF)

Objective: The EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF) seeks to help governments of countries of origin and diaspora organisations to engage and collaborate more effectively with each other and with the EU for development.

Summary: EUDiF is an EU-funded (DG DEVCO) initiative running from June 2019 to the end of 2022. The facility’s activities include, inter alia, a global mapping of diaspora engagement, capacity building, consultations with diaspora in Europe and authorities in countries of origin and deployment of diaspora expertise.

Donor(s): EU (DG DEVCO)

Duration: June 2019 – December 2022

Country(ies): Global


European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN)

Objective: ERRIN is a Member States-driven initiative facilitating return and reintegration through joint, knowledge-driven and innovative solutions, contributing to a common European approach.


Summary: ERRIN has a broad scope. It caters for a wide range of needs, covering the entire return process from pre-return to post-arrival in 17 countries around the world (to date). It acts as an ‘innovation hub’ for members to improve practices and efficiency of delivery.


Key activities:

Enable post-arrival and reintegration assistance after (voluntary and forced) return through a network of local service providers and partners

Provide solutions that facilitate the return and reintegration of vulnerable persons

Facilitate exchange to develop tools to improve pre-departure counselling

Explore innovative approaches to reintegration and evidence-based project development and implementation

Invest in knowledge to improve understanding of return dynamics


Donors: ERRIN is funded through the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF-Specific Actions). The initial budget is €27.1 million. The Dutch Repatriation and Departure Service (R&DS) manages this budget on behalf of DG HOME. Co-funding (10%) is provided by the members based on equal share of costs.


Implementing Agency: ICMPD is the implementing partner of the programme, providing expertise and administrative support. ERRIN activities are coordinated by the Brussels-based central Programme Management Unit (PMU). National migration agencies decide the agenda and the priorities. Each Member State is represented in the Management Board and Operational Committee of ERRIN. DG HOME and FRONTEX are also members.


Duration: 1 January 2018 – 30 June 2020. After the initial timeframe of 24 months, ERRIN will decide together with FRONTEX how best to pursue the activities.


Countries: 16 EU Member States and 2 Schengen-associated countries , participate in the ERRIN consortium, with membership open to any EU or Schengen-associated country. 

Forced-Return Monitoring III (FReM III)

Objective: To contribute to a functioning EU Return System in line with the Return Directive, guaranteeing and protecting the fundamental rights of returnees through independent and transparent forced-return monitoring based on a common European framework, standards, good practices and harmonised procedures.

Summary: The Forced-Return Monitoring III (FReM III) project is a direct follow-up to the FReM I and FReM II projects as it builds on the experiences, outputs, and cooperation frameworks gradually built up in the course of these projects. FReM III continues to contribute to a functioning EU Return System in line with the EU Return Directive (2008/115/EC) with two specific objectives namely to further establish the pool of forced-return monitors in line with the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) Regulation, and to further strengthen of national forced-return monitoring systems in Member States.

Donors: EU (AMIF fund) and participating countries

Implementing Agency: The project is implemented by ICMPD in close co-operation with the partner countries, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Duration: 1 December 2018 - 31 May 2021

Partner Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland

For more information please visit the FReM webpage.

Reverse Migration - Supporting Sustainable Return of Migrants through Private-Public Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (SUPREM)

Background: SUPREM is a pilot project, developed by ICMPD in response to growing challenges related to the return of irregularly staying third-country nationals. The project puts forward innovative solutions for the benefit of all actors involved, aiming to create a structural framework for Private-Public Partnership (PPP) and multi-stakeholder dialogue to foster sustainable and dignified return and reintegration. 

The project is based on the concept of reverse migration, developed together by ICMPD and its partner the Reverse Migration Association, whereby migrants/ asylum seekers with limited chances of legally staying in Europe, willingly migrate back to their countries of origin, having received substantial incentives to do so, normally in the form of specialised training and employment with European companies already operating or willing to invest in the country of origin.  

For more information please visit the SUPREM webpage.

MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX)

MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) is a joint EU-ICMPD initiative strengthening the migration governance capacities of governments in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America by mobilising experts from EU member states and other countries. Launched in 2009, MIEUX entered its third phase: MIEUX III (2016–2019).

For more information please visit the MIEUX webpage.

Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF)

The Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF) is a new tool supporting Mobility Partnerships (MPs) and Common Agendas on Migration and Mobility (CAMMs). It will support the preparation and implementation of MPs and CAMMs as a rapid tool designed to provide targeted, flexible and tailor-made assistance. The operational implementation of MPs and CAMMs is supported through the MPF.

For more information please visit the MPF webpage.