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THAMM - Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa

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THAMM - Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa

Designed as a regional programme, THAMM supports partner institutions in North Africa to draft and implement policies and mechanisms for safe, orderly and regular migration, as well as fostering cooperation and regional exchange between relevant stakeholders in North Africa. It will contribute to improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers in the North of Africa by supporting the development and implementation of coherent and comprehensive policy frameworks guided by relevant human rights and labour standards and based on reliable data and evidence, which are essential for fair and effective labour migration governance and decent work. The THAMM programme builds on the experience of the implementation institutions in North Africa and beyond to foster mutually beneficial migration and mobility for North African countries. The programme addresses both the South-North and the South-South dimensions of labour migration and mobility through regional dialogue and cooperation. Planned over 36 months, it covers three countries: Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia and is inclusive of and open to other North Africa countries for sub-regional activities. The programme will also develop and pilot mobility schemes, in particular for young women and men in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, who are interested in a dual-track vocational training in Germany, or for skilled workers seeking employment in Germany or Belgium. It also includes a pilot regional south-south mobility scheme between Morocco and Tunisia. The project is co-financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).

Project Date
Type of Project
Lead implementing organization/s
Government of Germany
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Belgian Development Agency Enabel
European Union; German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Geographic Scope
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Sub Regions
Northern Africa
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
Labour migration

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