Though not legally binding, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) pursues the normative migration policy objective 10.7 of Agenda 2030 and defines development policy objectives for the management of migration at individual Member State level. The design of regular migration and strengthening the developmental effects of migration often pose a great challenge to migrants’ countries of origin. Key players in such countries have not yet succeeded in harnessing the positive effects of regular migration and of diaspora commitment to their social and economic development.
The project promotes the positive developmental contribution of qualified returnees, as well as diaspora actors and entrepreneurs, and strengthens networks and cooperation in the field of development-oriented migration. Advice centers for jobs, migration, and reintegration in selected countries of origin will be supported in order to provide an information base for potential migrants in relation to improving their individual migration choices and their access to safer and more regular educational and labor migration. Migration policy consulting measures are aimed at the strategic capacity development of partner institutions and work on structural changes in the policy field in order to achieve the developmental goals of the GCM.
The project is being implemented in up to 25 partner countries, which are countries of origin of Germany-based migrants.
The objective of this global project is to use key actors in partner countries to increase the positive effects that regular migration and diaspora engagement have on the social and economic development of migrants’ countries of origin.
The seven focus countries are as follows: Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, and Ecuador.
The three potential focus countries currently under review are as follows: Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Colombia.
PMCG, as part of the consortium led by GOPA, is implementing the following activities:
- Developing a concept for qualification/capacity-building measures for development-relevant goals of the GCM in coordination with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
- Defining procedures for carrying out the training/qualification/capacity development measures for selected Georgian governmental entities.
- Preparing content and curricula for qualification measures using existing analyses of country-specific migration policy framework conditions.
The following trainings are being conducted on specific thematic areas in Georgia:
- Migration and development with a special focus on diaspora cooperation and diaspora contributions;
- Migration & human rights;
- Consular services (including e-services);
- Return & reintegration;
- Other non-migration-related training topics; and
- Project management, training of trainers (ToT), fundraising, and monitoring & evaluation.