The programme develops 14 lines of work to support public policies on the migrant population at the regional and national level
Human mobility is a key issue for global political agendas. Issues such as access to rights by migrants or the institutionalisation of migration policies are a goal for public policy in Latin America. The relevance and uniqueness of migratory movements in Latin America and the Caribbean is ever greater. Mixed flows, the displacement of unaccompanied minors, the migrant caravan in Central America, the Venezuelan migration crisis or the situation in Haiti are clear signs of the need to adopt measures that reinforce migration policy in the region.
Within this scenario, EUROsociAL+ is seeking to respond to social demands in the region. The European Union-financed programme has a solid strategy for action within the framework of government policies relating to mobility and its impact on social cohesion in Latin America.
Work is being undertaken in the Democratic Governance area in FIIAPP and in the Social Policies area in IILA with migration at its core. For its part, the Gender Equality area at Expertise France is working to mainstream the gender approach in all the actions.
At the regional level, actions are being promoted such as installing an integrated system for approving labour certifications for migrants, or the strengthening of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Network, as well as the creation of a network and model for legal assistance to migrants.
At the national level, actions are supported that ensure compliance with migrants’ rights. Among other actions, the programme is supporting the drawing up of a Binational Strategy for the Territorial Development of the Mexico-Guatemala Border, a route to integral protection for the rights of children and adolescent migrants, as well as the Northern Border programme in Mexico.
Eleven months after the international seminar on human mobility and the challenges for social cohesion in Latin America was held in Madrid, which was attended by institutions from eleven Latin American countries, the European Union and sub-regional and international organisations, EUROsociAL+ and its consortium institutions (EU, FIIAPP, Expertise France, IILA and SISCA-SICA), have formalised the demands for a migration agenda for Latin America into 14 actions, with the challenge of providing a joint response to human mobility on the continent in the form of public policy.