IOM's Recommendations to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU
In the first half of 2021, with an effective vaccine in sight, the Portuguese Presidency arrives in a period where Europe and the world seek to adapt and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its diverse implications. The Portuguese Presidency will lead the Council’s efforts in spearheading European economic recovery and advancing the twin green and digital transformation. The global and interconnected character of these challenges underline the need for an ambitious and future-proof reform of European migration policy. It is therefore crucial - for migrants and EU societies alike - to advance the discussions on the Pact on Migration and Asylum, put forward by the European Commission.
IOM Recommendations to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU:
I. Promote the systematic inclusion of reintegration assistance as a bridge between return and sustainable development
II. Promote the development of comprehensive frameworks for the resumption of international human mobility for social and economic recovery
III. Strengthen legal pathways for protection
IV. Promote skills-based partnerships and linkages between labour mobility, migrant integration and social inclusion policies