IOM's recommendations to the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

The IOM’s recommendations to the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU focus on the migration dimension of EU’s next long-term budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

IOM is drawing attention to four key priorities on EU migration funding, that is:

  • Simplified;
  • Made more coherent and holistic to ensure its added value;
  • People-centred and rights-based;
  • Increasingly directed towards legal migration and integration.

IOM's Recommendations for a Permanent Solidarity Mechanism

IOM has long called for an urgent reform of the Dublin system to embed an intra-EU solidarity mechanism to address these gaps in a structural manner. In the meantime, voluntary efforts and ad hoc as well as bilateral relocation schemes have continued or have been completed.

In the interest of finding a sustainable and predictable solution, IOM welcomes the efforts of the European Commission and the European Parliament to incorporate a fairness mechanism to determine the Member State responsible for examining asylum claims as part of the revised Dublin IV regulation.

IOM Resettlement Support - January to June 2018 - EEA

Resettlement is a protection tool for refugees whose lives and liberty are at risk; a durable solution alongside local integration and voluntary repatriation; and an expression of solidarity with those developing countries that host the majority (85%) of the world's refugees.

Refugee resettlement is defined by UNHCR as ‘the selection and transfer of refugees from a state in which they have sought protection to a third country that admits them – as refugees – with a permanent residence status’.

Greece: The Implementation of Assisted Voluntary Returns Including Reintegration Measures (AVRR)

IOM Greece's project "The Implementation of Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegration Measures (AVRR)" remains a stable pillar of safe, dignified and legal migration.

During the last 12 months, more than 5,000 third-country nationals visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM), asking to return to their home countries, to their families, while during the last two years, more than 3,000 beneficiaries have received reintegration assistance through IOM specialized officers.

Analysis of Skills Profiling Data Collected within the EU Relocation Programme

This report maps and analyses data obtained from the EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals. The tool has been piloted by IOM between September 2017 and February 2018 under the EU funded projects: ‘Relocation program from Greece to other EU Member States and Associated States for beneficiaries in clear need of international protection’ and ‘Complementary measures in light of the relocation programme from Italy to Member and Associated States of Relocation’.

IOM Recommendations to the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU

IOM today presented its migration recommendations to the Austrian EU Presidency. IOM is drawing attention to three key areas in its recommendations paper: Africa border and identity management, the EU's Multi-Annual Financial Framework, and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The three recommendations are rooted in IOM's conviction that better migration governance at all levels -- national, regional and global -- benefits all of us and must be governed with political courage, evidence-based vision and a human-centred approach. 


IOM Activities in the EU Relocation Scheme - April 2018

The EU relocation scheme is an expression of internal EU solidarity, through which people in need of international protection are transferred from Greece and Italy to another Member State of Relocation (MSR), where their asylum application will be processed. Eligible are only nationalities for which EU average recognition rate is above 75%.

To date, 34,694 people in need of international protection have been relocated in the EEA and Associated States area.