Project backgroundThe ‘EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project’ is an initiative funded by the Partnership Instrument (PI) of the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
This PI action aims at maximizing the benefits of international migration and focuses on the four pillars of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility framework that are of common interest to both European and Chinese stakeholders. The project offers a new, more flexible and strategic approach to support the evolving dialogue and cooperation between EU and China on migration and mobility.
To strengthen the dialogue and to deliver more substantive results, the project adopts a needs-based approach to cooperation that recognizes both sides’ migration challenges and opportunities, fostering ownership of the respective Chinese and European partners.
Project objectivesThe project contributes to a better management of mobility and legal migration between the EU and China, as well as to reduce irregular migratory flows. Specifically, it supports the EU-China High Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility, contributes to EU-China cooperation in this area, and strengthens relevant migration management capacities of the competent Chinese authorities.
- Organizing and facilitating regular migration and mobility;
- Preventing and reducing irregular migration;
- Maximizing development impact of migration and mobility; and
- Promoting international protection.
- A structured and well-functioning migration dialogue between EU and China is consolidated and supported;
- Regular migration and mobility opportunities between China and EU are strengthened and promoted, and the rights of migrant workers protected;
- The capacity of Chinese stakeholders is strengthened to prevent and reduce irregular migration from China to EU, address human trafficking and reduce the presence of Chinese irregular migrants in EU through return, readmission and reintegration measures, while ensuring international protection in mixed migration flows; and
- Policy makers and practitioners draw on international good practice and research to improve cooperation on migration and mobility and maximize the development impacts.
Main ILO activitiesThe ILO is responsible for labour migration research and training workshops, including:
- Policy Seminar on Migration and Mobility
- Labour Migration: Challenges and Opportunities
- Foreign Workers: Regulations and Labour Migration System
- Managing two-way labour migration
- Recruitment Costs
- Protection of Workers from Forced Labour
- International Labour Standards
PartnersKey Chinese government partners include:
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
- Ministry of Public Security (MPS)
- Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)
- China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) of the Ministry of Commerce
- All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), and
- The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA)
- The immediate beneficiaries: relevant Chinese government officials, trade union and recruitment agency staff;
- The ultimate beneficiaries: current and potential overseas labour migrants.
For further information please contact:Ms. Pei Hongye
National Project Coordinator
ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
1-10 Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building
Beijing 100600, P.R. China
Tel: 8610-6532 5091
Fax: 8610-6532 1420