Question for written answer E-009117/2015
to the Commission
Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)
Subject: Migration NGOs in Latin America
Could the Commission please provide details of what assistance and support it provides to NGOs and other civil society organisations in Latin America which are active in the field of migration?
Answer given by Mr Mimica
on behalf of the Commission
Migration and development has been a long-standing priority area of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility, which provides an overarching framework for EU external migration policy. The new European Agenda for Migration also includes “addressing the root causes through development cooperation and humanitarian assistance” as one of its key actions.
In Latin America, the Commission has supported NGOs and Civil Society Organisations working with migration-related issues via both geographic (Development Cooperation Instrument1) and thematic instruments.
As far as thematic instruments are concerned, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights2 has given support through both global Calls for Proposals and local Calls for Proposals that are managed by EU Delegations.
The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace3 has supported a project for the prevention and care of victims of human trafficking in Central America with a special focus on women and minors of age.
Finally, to complement such support to Civil Society, and in the framework of the Structured and Comprehensive EU-CELAC Dialogue on Migration, the EU has funded the project “Strengthening the dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean” which was implemented from 2011 to July 2015.
1 Regulation (EU) No 233/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation for the period 2014-2020 (OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 44-76)
2 Regulation (EU) No 235/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a financing instrument for democracy and human rights worldwide (OJ L 77, 15.3.2014, p. 85–94)