During the course of January 2011, Eunomad cooperated with the CONCORD network in the context of the Green Paper consultation launched by the European Commission to reflect on ways to improve the impact of its development policy and to leverage new opportunities to speed up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Eunomad submitted its views specifically on the questions relating to Growth for Human Development, labour mobility and the role of the EU’s Global Approach to Migration contribute in this regard. In its response relayed by the CONCORD network, Eunomad argued on the following key lines:
- Migrants need to be at the centre of development and growth
- Human capital development needs flexible labour mobility
- An enabling environment for migrants and diasporas as actors of development “here and there”
Eunomad has concluded that the future EU’s Global approach to migration needs a revision of the discourse on the migrations-development nexus with the question of the migrant’s rights, and their role as a agents and assets for development in the countries of origin and destination.
Download the full response of Eunomad