Ministry of Interior, Austria
Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Ministry of Migration and Asylum, Greece
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany
The primary objective of this project is to contribute to the change of perceptions and behaviour of potential and intending migrants from Iraq considering migrating through irregular pathways to Europe and of key influencers of their decisions (families, friends, community leaders, returnees, private sector, media, and teachers). The project shall contribute to (1) increased safe, legal migration from Iraq, (2) reduced irregular migration from Iraq to the EU and other countries and (3) improved access to reintegration information and services for returnees.
MIRAMI is funded by the European Union and co-funded/ co-implemented by the Ministry of Interior of Austria, Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of Migration and Asylum of Greece and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees of Germany. The project builds on ICMPD’s experience over the past three years in raising awareness on irregular migration in Iraq and targets awareness raising actions in the country to provide timely, reliable, and comprehensive information and guidance on migration to potential, intending, and returning Iraqi migrants. Project actions are closely linked with the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) – established in Baghdad in 2020, through EU funding, together with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA). The main aim of the MRC is to raise awareness on the dangers and consequences of irregular migration, inform about existing legal pathways for Iraqi migrants, counsel returning migrants on reintegration measures available through MOLSA and other programmes as well as provide guidance and counselling for incoming foreign labour migrants in Iraq.