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MIEUX in Bhutan: Document security

09 December 2019

In this interview, Ms. Tshering Wangmo, Deputy Chief Immigration Officer within the Visa Division of the Department of Immigration at the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs in Bhutan, discusses the advantages to the peer-to-peer approach and future training plans for her department.

Expertise: Blanca Goyenechea

25 September 2019

In this edition of Expertise, expert Blanca Sánchez Goyenechea, Head of Special Procedures Unit, Sub-Directorate General for International Protection at the Spanish Ministry of Interior, recently deployed to take part in thePeru IV Action, discusses the need for knowledge exchange among government officials and inter-regional cooperation on asylum.

MIEUX Reflections: Veronica Schaffer

22 July 2019

Veronica Schaffer was placed with the MIEUX team in a 5-week internship programme organised within the framework of a joint summer school "Brussels Programme on European Foreign Policy" between the University of Southern California and the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. During her time, she assisted with the preparations for the Project Lab MIEUX organised during the European Development Days, held over the course of two days last June in Brussels.  

Expertise: Mamadou Togui Dabo

26 June 2019

Mamadou Togui Dabo,Foreign Affairs Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, has just participated as an expert in the Action that MIEUX is leading and shares his experience with our readers.

A taste of what is coming in 2019

04 February 2019

For this edition of MIEUX Reflections, Alfred Woeger, MIEUX's new Project Manager, shares with us a few thoughts about his experiences in the LAC region and an overview of what is to come during the year.

Expertise: Maria Velizarova and THB in Thailand

21 November 2018

In this edition of Expertise, Maria Velizarova, assigned to the MIEUX Action Thailand II, discusses her experience working with the Thai authorities, describing how to tailor the contents of training sessions so as to ensure that they are relevant to the recipients and aimed at resolving practical challenges in the day-to-day workflow of practitioners.

Expertise: local-level integration in Cabo Verde

31 October 2018

In this edition of Expertise, published on World Cities Day, both expert and partner authority discuss their insights around local-level integration and the central role of municipal services and government in easing immigrants’ transition into their country of destination. 

MIEUX Reflections: Diana Hincu

25 September 2018

In this edition of MIEUX Reflections, the ICMPD Local Representative in Moldova, Ms. Diana Hincu, shares first-hand insights on an Action focused on crisis communications with the General Inspectorate of Border Police (GIBP) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) in Moldova.

Expertise: Dr. Martin Russell

21 September 2018

In the latest edition of Expertise, MIEUX Expert Dr. Martin Russell, co-founder of the forthcoming DiasporaLab, gives his viewson the evolution and current trends in diaspora engagement, one of the areas that governments, especially across Africa, are developing as part of comprehensive migration and development strategies.

Costa Rica: Reinforcing EU links with the national government

25 June 2018

Mr. Pelayo Castro Zuzuarregui is the resident Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation to Costa Rica. In this interview, first published in MIEUX's Annual Report 2017, he discusses his involvement in the MIEUX Action assisting the Government of Costa Rica in drafting the second phase of the National Integration Plan.

Madagascar: new diaspora engagement policy

25 June 2018

In this interview, first published in the 2017 MIEUX Annual Report, Ms. Lanto Rahajarizafy, Director in charge of the Diaspora for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, discusses her experience receiving support from MIEUX in the formulation of an inclusive and sustainable diaspora engagement policy that will provide a framework for the government to harness its potential for development. 

Expertise: Gloria Rendon Toro

22 May 2018

In this edition of Expertise, Gloria Rendón Toro shares with us some reflections about her recent mission, the complexity and multidimensional nature of migration and how signing up as an expert for MIEUX has helped her to renew her approach to day-to-day work.

Expertise: Pablo Rojas Coppari

29 November 2017

Mr. Pablo Rojas Coppari is one of two experts taking part in an ongoing Action in Niger aimed at young migrants through awareness-raising activities related to the dangers of irregular migration, legal migration channels and reintegration opportunities. He has shared his personal experiences on mobility, his thoughts on the future of triangular cooperation and MIEUX.

MIEUX Reflections: The Big Blue Sea

10 November 2017

In this edition of MIEUX Reflections, Pauline Dunoyer de Segonzac, MIEUX’s Coordinator for West Africa, shares her insights about her mission in September, when she accompanied a delegation of Nigerian Maritime Border Management officials on a five-day study visit to Malta. The study visit is part of a six-step ongoing Action designed to assist the Nigerian Immigration Service in this area.

MIEUX Reflections: Inspired by Mauritius

18 September 2017

MIEUX Reflections is an ongoing series that provides a space where our Project Staff can share their insights on their recent missions.

On any given week, a member of the MIEUX team, together with a group of experts, can be deployed around the world to support EU partner countries in reviewing, transforming and improving their migration policies.

These missions provide opportunities to interact with the full range of local, regional and/or national actors that are involved in  MIEUX’s activities.

Once on the ground, the many months of preparation come alive, inspiring the Project Staff to go forward and apply Lessons Learnt into new activities.