Closing ceremony of the Migr’Actions Project strengthening legal professional mobility in West Africa

The Public Employment Services Consortium of France (Pôle Emploi), Morocco (ANAPEC), Tunisia (ANETI) and Sweden (Arbetsförmedlingen) organised the Virtual Closing Ceremony of the Migr’Actions project on the 29th and 30th of June 2021.

Financed by the European Union, the Migr’Actions project aimed at reinforcing professional mobility in West Africa has been carried out in the framework of a triangular cooperation programme for the benefit of the Public Employment Services of Cape Verde, Ghana, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo.

The objective of the project is to support these Public Employment Services in the organisation of legal professional mobility at sub-regional and international level through the operationalisation of information systems, the structuring and reinforcement of the service offers provided by these PES and the mobilisation and socio-professional integration of returnees.

The ceremony consisted of two days of exchanges and discussions and was marked by the participation of about fifty speakers from ten countries. After the presentation of the main results of the project as well as the main visions and concerns related to labour migration, the PES beneficiaries of the project participated in an interactive distance workshop, with the actual involvement of their General Managers, to draw the main lines of the projects carried out within the framework of Migr’Actions, as well as the plans for future actions, either after the project’s extension for a second period or in a different partnership framework. The session was also enriched by the intervention of the IOM which praised both the project and the consortium responsible for its success.

On the second day, Ms Sofia Elomri, Head of the International Cooperation and Actions Department at Pôle Emploi, the PES consortium leader, presented a global mapping of the project’s results as well as the main issues of concern for PES in the field of labour migration.