General information

  1. What is MIEUX?

MIEUX stands for MIgration EU eXpertise, a peer-to-peer experts’ facility which supports partner countries and regional organisations to better manage migration and mobility through the provision of rapid, tailor-made assistance upon request since 2008.

  1. What does MIEUX do?

MIEUX receives requests for technical assistance from partner countries who wish to work on specific topics related to all areas of migration that are included within the four pillars of the EU Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Human Beings, Legal Migration and Mobility, International protection and asylum policy, and Migration and Development) or cross-cutting areas of migration governance such as communication and policy development, which are clustered under the umbrella term “Horizontal Interventions”. The requests are analysed and approved by the Project Steering Group (see below) and then re-formulated into an Action composed of 6- 7 activities.  Visit our Activities webpage to see some examples.

  1. Who runs MIEUX?

MIEUX is a joint initiative funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). MIEUX’s Steering Committee, responsible for overall direction and approval of requests from partner countries, is composed of European Commission’s Directorate Generals for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) and the European External Action Service (EEAS).

  1. Where is MIEUX active?

MIEUX is active in all partner countries that are eligible to receive cooperation assistance through the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), the European Development Fund (EDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the Overseas Association Decision. Visit our Where we work map for more details.

  1. How many years has MIEUX been active?

The first phase of MIEUX started operations in January 2009 and lasted until 2011. The second phase was launched in January 2012 and lasted until December 2015. The third and current phase of the programme started in January 2016 and is expected to conclude in early 2020.

  1. How many Actions has MIEUX carried out?

Throughout its first decade of existence, MIEUX has worked with over 100 countries and deployed over 400 migration experts.

  1. What kinds of projects has MIEUX carried out?

The overall design of each Action, including the selection of experts and what activities were executed, depends on the project’s main goals and are unique to each intervention. Visit our Where we work map for more details or the Resources webpage to access regional factsheets and MIEUX’s Annual reports.

  1. What countries are eligible to request support from MIEUX?

MIEUX is a demand-driven mechanism. All States that are eligible to receive cooperation assistance through the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), the European Development Fund (EDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the Overseas Association Decision, as well as regional organisations, may submit requests for support. Since 2016, MIEUX is also able to receive requests from local authorities, Ombudspersons, Parliamentarians and Judiciary Authorities and joint requests from government entities and CSOs.

  1. Where is the team located?

MIEUX’s team is based at the ICMPD Brussels Mission. The Project Officers are in charge of implementing the Actions, and each one of them has a double responsibility as Regional Coordinator for each of the regions where MIEUX is active. To get in touch, follow this email policy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  1. What is the International Centre on Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)?

ICMPD is an international organisation created in 1993 under the initiative of Austria and Switzerland which currently counts with 17 Member States. ICMPD’s working philosophy is based on a three-pillar approach to migration management, linking research, migration dialogues and capacity building. Active in more than 90 countries worldwide, it takes a regional approach in its work to create efficient cooperation and partnerships along migration routes. ICMPD holds UN observer status and cooperates with more than 200 partners including EU institutions and UN agencies.