India-EU Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility (India-EU CDMM)

#Migration Dialogues

Countries
India / EU
Status
Ongoing
Duty Stations
Brussels, Belgium
Duration
September 2017 to August 2021
Donors
European Union
Partners
International Labour Organization (ILO) and India Center for Migration (ICM)
Implementing Agency
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and International Labour Organization (ILO)

Background:

India-EU relations are in their 55th year and both sides enjoy strong diplomatic relations that span across many areas of cooperation: foreign policy, security, trade and economics, sustainable development, research and innovation, as well as migration and mobility. In 2016, at the 13th India-EU Summit in Brussels, leaders endorsed the India-EU Agenda for Action 2020 (a common roadmap to jointly guide and strengthen the partnership) and established the India-EU Common Agenda for Migration and Mobility (CAMM) as a framework for cooperation on migration management. It outlines joint objectives, recommendations and actions to be under-taken on better organized legal migration, preventing and combatting irregular migration and addressing trafficking in human beings, international protection, and development impact of migration and mobility.

India-EU cooperation on migration and mobility is further advanced through the annual High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility (HLDMM).

Objective:

The India-EU Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project aims at operationalizing EU support for better management of mobility and legal migration between the EU and India, as well as to prevent and address the challenges related to irregular migratory flows. It is expected that through the implementation of concrete cooperation in support of political processes like the HLDMM and the CAMM, the project will reinforce the continuity and sustainability of migration and mobility cooperation between the EU and India.

The project will adopt three strategic approaches: improved access to and utilization of quality information and data management to make informed policy decisions and formulations in both directions; promotion of knowledge transfer, capacity building, technical and expert support to ensure the concrete improvement of migration governance systems; and policy development to facilitate the implementation of comprehensive, coherent and feasible measures.

Summary:

The support is predicated upon the implementation of a series of capacity building activities that are designed upon the principle of mutual collaboration, facilitation and delivery of policy focused exchanges, peer-to-peer sharing of expertise, and the generation of knowledge-based tools.

Project Outputs and Documents

Study on Indian diaspora in Germany (pdf) - This study on Indian diaspora in Germany offers an insight into major migration trends and patterns between India and Germany. Based on in-depth interviews with Indian migrants in Germany and experts in a variety of fields, the study offers an overview of the key characteristics of Indian diaspora, highlighting their achievements, contributions and needs

India-EU Migration and Mobility Flows & Patterns-Baseline Report (pdf) - This Statistical Baseline Report aims at providing an evidence-based assessment on the migration situation from India to the EU. It takes stock of the available data and identifies data gaps, analyse emerging mobility trends, stocks and flows in a concise and internationally comparable manner in order to improve evidence on migration.

Checklist for Students - Prepare your Study in Europe (pdf) - Free resource for Indian students orienting their future study plans to the EU

COVID-19 Update:

With the current COVID-19 pandemic episode, international movements are highly disrupted. Applicants are requested to be in touch with the consular section of the relevant EU country to check the likeliness of their future travel plans.

Podcast supporting EU-India student mobility​ - The EU - along with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Ministry of External Affairs- India, the ILO, and ICM- has put together a series of conversation with students, educational agents, embassy officials, European universities, and international organisations, on student mobility between India and the EU. Download, share, and listen to the different perspectives, ideas, and tips, to help you enjoy a safe and informed student experience.

Study on Indian diaspora in Ireland (pdf) - The study presents a snapshot of the current situation of Indians who are living and working across Ireland. It also identifies the potential for future Ireland-India cooperation, and how the Indian diaspora in Ireland can be supported.

University Reference Tool (pdf) - Free resource for EU universities seeking to develop relationships with Educational Consultants in India and recruit Indian students to pursue academic work within the EU. 

India-EU Migration Governance: Maximizing the Development Impact of Migration and Mobility (pdf) - Drafted on the basis of discussion held between the EU and India during the ILO-ICMPD facilitated High Level Migration Governance Seminar in July 2019

India-EU Migration Governance: Regular Migration and Well-Managed Mobility (pdf) -Policy Brief on the basis of discussions held between the EU and India during the ILO-ICMPD facilitated High Level Migration Governance Seminar in July 2019

India-EU talent mobility: Information technology sector (pdf) - Policy Brief on the basis of a Virtual Exchange convened by ILO, with representatives of IT industry & NASSCOM that took place in April 2020

India-EU talent mobility: Entrepreneurship (pdf) -Policy Brief on the basis of an India - EU Seminar on Talent Mobility, convened by ILO, with representatives of growing business sectors in the India-EU corridor that took place in June 2019

India-EU talent mobility: Automotive sector (pdf) Policy Brief on the basis of an India-EU Seminar on Talent Mobility, convened by ILO, with representatives of growing business sectors in the India-EU corridor that took place in June 2019

India-EU Migration Governance: Preventing and Tackling Irregular Migration (pdf) -Policy Brief on the basis of discussions held between the EU and India during the ILO-ICMPD facilitated High Level Migration Governance Seminar in July 2019

Report on Virtual Launch of Study 'Indian Diaspora in Ireland' (pdf) - In an effort to disseminate the key findings and recommendations of the study on 'Indian diaspora in Ireland', a virtual launch  was organised on 26th February 2021. Over 60 participants registered for the event, representing government authorities in India and Ireland, the European Commission, Inter-Governmental Organisations, private sector/ business associations, diaspora associations, think tanks, and academic institutions. The report summarizes the key discussions and recommendations from the event.

Webinar- EU-India Remittances and the Impact of Covid-19 (pdf) - In an effort towards facilitation of dialogue to assist with cost-effective flow of remittances and their development effect, under the EU-India CDMM Project, ICMPD organised a webinar on EU-India remittances corridor gathering stakeholders from the European Commission, World Bank, Reserve Bank of India, Central Banks from Key EU member States, relevant Government of India representatives, and industry leaders (Money Transfer Operators or Digital).

Seminar of Sharing of Good Practices on Migration Governance (pdf) - Key observations of the ILO-ICMPD facilitated High Level Migration Governance Seminar held in New Delhi, in July 2019. The seminar addressed three key priority areas of the India EU Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility – better organizing and promoting regular migration, preventing and combatting irregular migration and maximizing the development impact of migration. Government stakeholders and technical experts shared good practices from India and the EU addressing these three pillars

Video:Skill and Qualification Recognition paramount in EU-India Migration

Video: Future is Made in Finland, Episode 1-ICMPD Check-list for students planning to study within the EU

Video: Actions & tools for a responsible mobility of Indian students towards the EU/ Italy

Video: Actions & tools for a responsible recruitment of Indian students toward the EU/Italy

Project Team

Sedef Dearing

Regional Coordinator

Naozad Hodiwala

Country Coordinator - India

Partners

Contact

India-EU CDMM Team

ICMPD Brussels Mission

Rue Belliard, 159

1040 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 416 20 33

euindia@icmpd.org
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