The action aims to stem illegal Chinese migration to the European Union, mainly by providing assistance to Chinese authorities and other pertinent agencies through means which have already been identified in previous cooperation programmes of International Office for Migrations (IOM) and ILO. Chinese partners, in growing cooperation activities with ILO and IOM over the past two years, have already identified the need for
(i) an improved law and policy framework
(ii) better application of existing law and regulations
(iii) registration and licensing of recruitment agencies involved in overseas migration
(iv) clear identification of the competence and responsibility of different Government agencies at both national and provincial levels
(v) greater awareness at the community level, particularly in high-risk regions, of the dangers of illegal migration.
To contribute to the reduction of illegal migration from, into and through the People's Republic of China, including to the European Union.
To support the enhancement of the national capacity for migration management in the People's Republic of China.
To contribute to building a sustainable and viable network of partnerships and cooperation in the area of migration between the administration of the People's Republic of China and European Union Member States.
To increase mutual understanding and knowledge of respective approaches to migration and migration management between the People's Republic of China and the European Union
To enhance capacity in the People's Republic of China to combat illegal migration through:
Improving the technical, administrative and legislative capacities of officials dealing with migration at national and provincial levels.
Promoting mechanisms for co-operation and the exchange of expertise between migration management personnel in the European Union Member States and Chinese administrations.
Strengthening the monitoring capacity of the People's Republic of China administration towards recruitment agencies operating in the People's Republic of China.
Addressing the demand side of illegal labour migration through information exchange between European and Chinese business operators in European Union.
Informing potential migrants about the realities of illegal migration.