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Amman, 11 February 2019 – On the 11-14th February 2019, the European Union (EU)-funded JEMPAS and MICIC projects are facilitating a joint training taking place at the Dead Sea, Jordan, on Expatriate Engagement and Consular Crisis Management for 36 embassy and consular staff of Jordanian Embassies abroad, organised in close collaboration with the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates (MOFAE).
The objective of the joint training is to capitalise on synergies between the two EU-funded projects and builds upon previous Training of Trainers courses organised in the context of both projects for MOFAE staff. The trainers will deliver tailored material on the topics of migration and development, inter-institutional cooperation, outreach and communication to expatriates, as well as consular contingency planning, situation analysis at post level, consular crisis communication, and mobilisation/evacuation planning.
Outreach and strengthening trust-building with expatriates will have a positive impact on embassies’ ability to protect citizens abroad in times of crisis. The training programmes are thus conceptualised to address outreach and services provision to expatriates comprehensively and to thematically build on each other’s content. They also support Jordan’s objectives for Expatriate Engagement, as outlined in the government’s Strategic and Implementation Plan for Expatriates 2014-2018.
This joint training is being organised in the framework of the “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union in Jordan and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (JEMPAS) project and the “Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC): Supporting an Evidence-Based Approach for Effective and Cooperative State Action” project. Both projects are implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
The EU and Jordan have established a Mobility Partnership (MP) on the 9th October 2014. With 18 signatories in total, the MP has received significant support from EU Member States, the highest number of signatories to a MP to date. The JEMPAS project is a direct outcome of this partnership with a specific focus on strengthening Jordanian government capacities to develop and implement their national migration policy. This project is designed to provide support to the Jordanian government in two key areas: outreach to and engagement with Jordanian expatriates and preventing trafficking in human beings.
The MICIC project aims at enhancing states and other key stakeholders’ prevention, preparedness and response capabilities to address the specific needs and mitigate the vulnerabilities of expatriates in countries in crisis as well as address possible long-term impacts of such crises.
For more information, please contact:
Julie Marchal, Project Officer
Tel: +962 6 5007232
Alice Noguier, Associate Project Officer
Tel: +32 22331162