Commission to announce New Migration Partnership Framework: reinforced cooperation with third countries to better manage migration

This afternoon, meeting in Strasbourg, the College of Commissioners is expected to set out plans for a new results-oriented Partnership Framework to mobilise and focus EU action and resources in our external work on managing migration. Under this Framework, the EU will seek tailor-made partnerships with key third countries of origin and transit using all policies and instruments at the EU’s disposal to achieve concrete results. The priorities are saving lives at sea, increasing returns, enabling migrants and refugees to stay closer to home and, in the long term, helping third countries’ development in order to address root causes of irregular migration. Member State contributions in these partnerships – diplomatic, technical and financial – will be of fundamental importance in delivering results. A press release, memo and factsheet will be available online