EUROMED Migration IV

The overall objective of EUROMED Migration IV (2016-2019), a programme financed by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD, is to support EU Member States and ENI Southern Partner Countries in establishing a comprehensive, constructive and operational dialogue and co-operation framework, with a particular focus on reinforcing instruments and capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and coherent migration and international protection policies and activities.

 

In order to achieve this objective, EMM4 builds upon the results of the first three phases of the programme (2004-2015) and tailors its activities around two pillars: the first pillar facilitates an effective North-South and South-South regional co-operation dialogue in the area of migration and international protection-related issues (legal migration, irregular migration, migration and development and international protection). The second pillar focuses on capacity-building, applying a new outcome-oriented approach which includes sub-regional activities, tailor-made national training programmes and a targeted technical assistance package for small-scale concrete actions. Both pillars are supported by a horizontal and cross-cutting component, with a particular focus on communication through the dissemination of reliable information in order to contribute to a more balanced narrative on migration. 

 

The EMM4 is inclusive in its approach and actively engages with a broad variety of stakeholders including government authorities, international organisations and civil society representatives, academia, and the media in the implementation of its activities.

Activities

Euromed Migration IV will be articulated in two dimensions:

 

  1. Regional Dialogue and Co-operation

  2. Capacity-building and Small Scale Actions:

These dimensions are inter-connected and touch upon every element of the programme. They are supported by a horizontal component, as follows:

 

  1. Regional Dialogue and Co-operation: Euromed Migration IV will facilitate an effective North-South and South-South regional dialogue and co-operation in the main fields of migration and international protection-related matters (migration governance, legal migration, irregular migration, migration and development and international protection and asylum).

  1. Capacity-building and Small Scale Actions: an innovative approach will help ensure greater efficiency and a broad and lasting impact. The programme will continue its efforts related to migration governance through the Migration Profile Process (MPP) which is meant to evolve in a national Migration Governance Process (MGP); it will also include the possibility to conduct sub-regional activities, implement tailor-made national training programmes and build-up a targeted technical assistance package including funding of small-scale actions for committed partners.

Horizontal and cross-cutting activities will support both dimensions, with particular focus on building a knowledge-base and a strong communication component, especially in the perspective of contributing to more dissemination of balanced information for a balanced narrative on migration. This component will notably include the interactive Map on Migration (i-Map) and its Traineeship Programme open to students and young professional of the region.

Participants

In addition to the 28 EU Member States, the following eight ENPI South partner countries are participants of EUROMED Migration IV:

  • the People‚Äôs Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • the State of Israel
  • the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • the Republic of Lebanon
  • the Palestinian Territories
  • the Kingdom of Morocco
  • the Republic of Tunisia
This project is funded by the European Union