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Towards Sustainable Migration. Interventions in countries of origin.

The unprecedentedly large influx of migrants in Europe and the accompanying political tensions underscore the urgent need for a sustainable EU migration strategy. If left unchecked, the migration challenge will jeopardise the pillars of European integration and solidarity. But, if proactively and effectively managed, the migration challenge can be transformed into an opportunity both for Europe and for origin countries.

This Report argues that the process of translating challenge to opportunity must start by addressing the factors determining the extent and composition of migrant flows in the countries of origin. This means that internal measures at the centre of the EU response to migration to date need to be complemented by stronger joint external actions, within the framework of longterm development policies.

The Report identifies a set of coordinated actions in countries of origin that are critical to the broader EU strategic response to migration. These actions include improving local labour market outcomes, investment in education and training, skills accreditation, equipping prospective migrants with “migration knowledge and skills”, incentivising circular and return migration, diaspora engagement and safeguarding children left behind by migrant parents. Taken together, these actions would help ensure that migrants move out of free choice and arrive in their destination countries well-prepared for the labour market and cultural challenges they will face there. Implementing these actions will require resources far exceeding those allocated to date and a much closer coordination among the numerous concerned parties.

 

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Towards Sustainable Migration

Coping with large migration flows in low income and middle income countries

The recent past has seen large movements of migrants and refugees, and the number of international migrants has reached an all-time high. The majority of refugees are currently hosted in low- and middle- income countries. Moreover, refugees and migrants stay in host countries for prolonged periods, as crises are protracted and migrants seldom return home soon after displacement.

Hosting countries, therefore, face the challenge of addressing the needs of a large flow of refugees over a long period of time. In this report, we focus on the challenges that low- and middle- income countries face in dealing with large flows of refugees and migrants and, especially, on the interventions that can support their efforts in providing refugees with access to social protection. In particular, we review different approaches to the provision of social protection in response to large flows of refugees and migrants, with particular attention to the integration between emergency and development approaches and to the integration with hosting communities.
 

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