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21 March 2024

The MIgration EU eXpertise Initiative started operations in 2009 and ran until April 2024. During its fifteen-year lifecycle, new challenges and pressing responsibilities in terms of migration management and governance pushed partner countries across Asia, Africa, the European Neighbourhood and Latin America and the Caribbean to look for practical and adaptable solutions.

15 March 2024

On 12 March 2024, the closing event for the joint EU-ICMPD MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative took place in Brussels. The event convened around 100 participants in representation of the wide variety of migration experts and partner institutions that MIEUX has brought together during its 15-year tenure. 

20 February 2024

The MIEUX Initiative will conclude its 15-year journey at the end of March 2024. The team is organising an event in Brussels on Tuesday 12 March to celebrate the achievements together with partner authorities, experts and Brussels-based representatives from civil society, the diplomatic corps, international organisations and think tanks.

13 November 2023

The MIEUX+ team has leveraged the wealth of proven methodologies for successful training, facilitation, and adult learning to create a unique capacity development tool.

27 October 2023

Migrants and refugees make a positive contribution to the development of national and local communities all over the world. Therefore, it is important to have comprehensive and service-oriented integration strategies that meet their needs and promote social inclusion.

29 August 2023

The successful integration of migrants is one of the most discussed topics in many immigration countries. As emphasised in the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, a successful integration and inclusion policy is an essential part of a well-managed and effective migration and asylum policy.

26 June 2023

National authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean, West Africa and the European Southern Neighborhood submitted three additional requests for support last year.

06 February 2023

2022 was a watershed moment for migration governance, as the war in Ukraine and its repercussions have triggered levels of displacement unseen since World War II, nearing the total numbers of refugees to the 2015-2016 figures. Also other destination regions witnessed similar developments throughout the year.

19 December 2022

This article looks back on the past 12 months of MIEUX+ Actions. The new reality brought on by the partial recovery from COVID-19 has shifted certain priorities and needs on the ground for MIEUX+ partners.

27 September 2022

In MIEUX+, we operate on a demand-driven basis and receive requests for capacity development projects from partners worldwide. This is one of our key features, a crucial one that helps us to draw a picture of the current needs on the ground and to, ultimately, better assist our partners. Since the beginning of MIEUX+, latest phase of the initiative, we have noticed an increasing interest from partners to help them develop communications products and activities to address their needs. How can effective and coordinated communications contribute to migration management?

20 May 2022

25 May marks Africa Unity Day. For this occasion, MIEUX+ highlights several ongoing projects and discusses the importance of the links between migration and nutrition, the annual theme chosen by the African Union.

30 March 2022

In light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis initiated by the war in Ukraine, MIEUX+ has published resources and guidelines that could help partner countries to manage migration in times of crisis. In this article, you will read more about the resources as well as ongoing projects in the area of crisis management.

09 February 2022

This is a summary of the ways MIEUX+ contributes to Objective 23 of the Global Compact for Migration to mark the International Migration Review Forum Round Table 4 that took place on Wednesday 14/02.

01 February 2022

MIEUX+ will soon launch the fourth module of the Digital Toolkit for Experts focusing on the topic of Cultural Agility. In this interview with Megan Pilli, Capacity Development Specialist, MIEUX+ she describes the process of creating this module and the relevance of cultural agility for trainers working in international contexts.

26 January 2022

In this opinion piece, Laura Zorrilla Fernandez, MIEUX+ Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, shares insights about the support needs for capacity development on migration received from different partners and regions during 2021.

30 April 2021

MIEUX+ debuted in April 2020 with a number of key innovations that find their roots in feedback offered by our partners. Laura Zorrilla Fernandez, Knowledge Management Specialist, describes how this feedback has been incorporated into the design of the new phase. Part 2 of “Putting the Plus in MIEUX”.

23 April 2021

MIEUX+ debuted in April 2020 with a number of key innovations that find their roots in feedback offered by our partners. Laura Zorrilla Fernandez, Knowledge Management Specialist, describes how this feedback has been incorporated into the design of the new phase. Part 1 of 2 in “Putting the Plus in MIEUX”.

03 February 2021

In this interview, Megan Pilli, Capacity Development Specialist, shares some insights into the new Capacity Development strategy that will be rolled out during the course of MIEUX+.

08 October 2020

In this opinion piece, Oleg Chirita, Head of Programme, Global Initiatives, shares some good practices and success stories from the last 10 years of implementation by ICMPD of MIEUX, the Mobility Partnerships Facility and the EU Global Diaspora Facility to inform a new generation of tools that will be essential for effective operationalisation of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. The article is visible on all three websites.

29 June 2020

In this interview, Alfred Woeger, Senior Project Manager, MIEUX+, explains the highlights for MIEUX+, launched on April 24, 2020, for an initial three-year period.

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.  

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.

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.

23 February 2018

In this new edition of MIEUX Reflections, Ms Stephanie Berry, Project Officer for East, Central and Southern Africa, describes her latest Action on diaspora engagement in Madagascar.

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.

06 October 2017

During a recent study visit to Madrid and Barcelona, MIEUX Associate Project Officer, Mr. Markel Redondo Ibarrondo, felt inspired by the discussions he held with several civil society organisations and government authorities at local and national level on the topic of integration of immigrants.

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.