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EU-LAC Project

South-South migration network

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Migration Trends across the Mediterranean:
Connecting the Dots


Global Migration Trends 2015

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Snapshot of the major migration trends worldwide 2015
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IOM RO Brussels actively contributes to EU policy debates on migration, mobility and development through participation in consultations and debates held by the European Commission and Parliament, and by providing our inputs to the EU Council Presidencies and committees.

RO Brussels has contributed to consultations on the EU’s multi-annual financial framework (MFF), the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM), and the EU’s agenda for migration and mobility for development, among others.

RO Brussels also actively participates in the policy debate on the emerging issue of environmental and climate change-induced migration, most recently through contributions to the European Commission stakeholder consultation in 2011.

Additionally, RO Brussels supports EU dialogue with third countries on migration issues. 

A key example of this is the on-going EU-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Project, “Strengthening the dialogue and cooperation between the EU-LAC to establish management models on migration and development policies,” which supports the development of the EU-LAC Structured and Comprehensive Dialogue launched in 2009.  



 More Europeans Migrate to Latin America, Caribbean than Other Way Around according to new IOM Study

04 June 2015 -- IOM has released a study today that reveals a trend of increased migration flows from the European Union (EU) to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and a marked decrease in the movement of people in the other direction. The new study, “Migratory Routes and Dynamics between Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Countries and between LAC and the European Union” explores migratory flows in and between Latin America, the Caribbean and the EU, with a particular focus on movements in the last five years. 

"Over the past few years, changes in migration flows between LAC and EU countries show, once again, how the flows naturally adapt to the fluctuating socioeconomic realities and their potential as an adjustment tool and a response to economic and structural crisis," says IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson.  Read More at IOM>>