Beijing, 2 March – A two-day training workshop on “International Migration Law and International Standards” opened today in Beijing. The main objective of the workshop is to provide a broad overview of migration related legal instruments and frameworks to Chinese officials charged with aspects of migration management.
During his opening remarks, Mr. Marcin Grabiec, Counsellor at the EU Delegation to China, put the EU migration policy in the international context and highlighted the key role of international standards. Mr. TIAN Lin, Counsellor of the International Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that migration issues have become an important theme for global management and this training session will provide an opportunity for Chinese side to learn from the experience of the international community.
The workshop, organized in the framework of the EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project through the International Organization for Migration (IOM), gathered over fifty Chinese participants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Affairs offices from provinces, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ministry of Education, State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs, National Health and Planning Commission, and senior academic experts. Four international experts on migration law will participate in the training as well as the Director for the International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Office for China and Mongolia.
This event will contribute to better understanding of migration standards and the global environment for cooperative migration governance, providing pragmatic recommendations that can be drawn on for practical action and improvement in migration management under the EU-China bilateral cooperation. For further information: Etienne Micallef, Project Manager - IOM Liaison Office to China E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
 Background: The "EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project" is a three-year action funded under the Partnership Instrument (PI) of the EU Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and implemented by the IOM and the ILO. PI is one of the instruments that enable the EU to take part in shaping global change and promote its core values. It has global reach with an emphasis on partner countries of strategic interest to the EU such as China.
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