Preventing irregular migration and addressing the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings, as outlined in the India-EU Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) is a priority area. Equally important is facilitating Indian migration to meet the needs of European companies and the EU economy as a whole.
Against this background, six new briefs on EU-India migration management have been published. These documents cover Preventing and Tackling Irregular Migration; Regular Migration and Well Managed Mobility; Entrepreneurship Sector; IT Sector; Automotive Sector; and Maximising Development Impact of Migration and Mobility.
In addition to offering a snapshot of irregular mobility within the EU-India corridor – and highlighting ongoing Indian and EU efforts to prevent it – the briefs look at the positive contribution of migration, since India is a source of low-skilled and high-skilled migrants for destination countries in the EU.
Indian migration plays an important role in facilitating EU developments in the fields of science, technology, research, agriculture, agro-business, services and education to name but a few.
The India-EU Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project aims at operationalizing EU support for better management of mobility and legal migration between the EU and India, as well as to prevent and address the challenges related to irregular migratory flows. It is expected that through the implementation of concrete cooperation in support of political processes like the HLDMM and the CAMM, the project will reinforce the continuity and sustainability of migration and mobility cooperation between the EU and India.
The project will adopt three strategic approaches: improved access to and utilization of quality information and data management to make informed policy decisions and formulations in both directions; promotion of knowledge transfer, capacity building, technical and expert support to ensure the concrete improvement of migration governance systems; and policy development to facilitate the implementation of comprehensive, coherent and feasible measures.