IOM Support to EU-Relocation in 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, relocation movements in 2020 represented an important expression of solidarity, reaching a total of 3063 beneficiaries assisted by IOM through relocation, from Greece, Italy and Malta to 14 EEA countries.
IOM provided support through the implementation of premigration health activities, predeparture orientation sessions, movement management and accommodation (in Greece). IOM coordinated the submission of regional relocation projects, namely, RELITA (Italy), REMA (Malta) and Voluntary Relocation from Greece, supported by the European Commission emergency funding (EMAS), allowing for more harmonized procedures in the EEA. Other relocation projects were funded by individual EU member States.