Tunisia: EU-funded migration management project holds first steering committee
April 26, 2018
The project “ProGreS Migration Tunisie” held its first steering committee early this week in Tunis. This project is funded by the European Union with a donation of 12.5 million euros via the EU Emergency Trust Fund which aims at responding to the challenges of migration and also exploiting the opportunities it has to offer.
The objective of “ProGreS Migration Tunisie” is to strengthen migration governance and develop socio-economic opportunities for potential migrants, according to four areas for action:
I) Implementing Tunisia’s National Migration Strategy;
II) Developing job and investment opportunities through the diaspora mobilisation;
III) Creating a service to welcome the Tunisian migrants and offer them socio-economic reintegration;
IV) Managing migrations locally.
This project, which will last 42 months, is more broadly part of the Action Plan developed at the Valetta Summit in 2015 by the African and European leaders in view of reinforcing the cooperation in terms of migration. It is implemented by the Secretary of State of Immigration and Tunisians Abroad.