Actions

Costa Rica IV: Migration and Health

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ministry of Government and Police of Costa Rica, General Directorate for Migration and Immigration (DGME) and Ministry of Health of Costa Rica (MINSALUD), Directorate of Planning
Experts involved: EU MS / Regional experts
Time Frame: December 2020 - Ongoing

Objective

In 2020, the Ministry of Governance and Police of Costa Rica, through its General Directorate for Migration and Immigration, together with the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, have requested support from MIEUX+ to strengthen Costa Rica’s comprehensive response to protect and assist migrant populations, especially during crises, such as the COVID-19 emergency.

Activities

Activity 1: Action Launch event and Fact-finding assessment

Activity 2: Peer-to-Peer thematic exchange webinars on crisis management for officials from the Costa Rican Government

Activity 3: First round of consultation and working sessions for the development of the protocol

Activity 4: Second round of consultation and working sessions for the development of the protocol

Activity 5: Presentation of the Protocol for the Protection and Assistance to Migrants during Crises

Activity 6: Development of a training course on health and migration targeting Ministry of Health officials

Activity 7: Training course on Migration and Health for public officials of the Ministry of Health

Activity 8: Training of Trainers and Replica Training

Activity 9: Formulation of proposed guidelines for the development of a Training Programme on Migration for Costa Rican institutions

Activity 10: Action Closing Event

Results and outputs

In collaboration with partner authorities, MIEUX+ has designed a series of activities (including fact-finding mission, thematic webinar, consultations, trainings and training of trainers), in order to achieve the following main results:

  • A tailored Assistance and Protection Protocol, to support the efforts of the Costa Rican Government to assist and protect migrant populations during crises, in particular health-related contingencies,
  • A Training Course on Health and Migration and Guidelines for the development of a training programme on migration for Costa Rican institutions. Both results aim to strengthen the efforts of the Costa Rican Government’s management of migration and assistance to migrants through capacity building.