Latest News on Migration

  • Podcast series - Belgian week of Foster Care

    Research and child protection practitioners agree that family-based care provides a clear added-value to unaccompanied minors and is preferred over placement in large-scale shelters. Unaccompanied minors in foster families indeed seem to integrate better, do better at school and are generally healthier. In the light of the Belgian Week of Foster Care, we are honored to give the floor to U-CARE partner Pleegzorg Vlaanderen, a foster mom, an unaccompanied minor in foster care and ngo Minor-Ndako – in our new podcast mini-series.

  • Podcast Series - Counter Trafficking in Human Beings

    Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry. The full scope is difficult to assess. In the light of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we want to pay tribute to the frontline workers: the people who support and safeguard the rights of survivors of trafficking. We’re therefore honored to give the floor to our partners PAG-ASA, Payoke Vzw and IOM Thailand – organizations committed to assisting survivors of human trafficking – in our new podcast mini-series. 

  • Launch of the Podcast Channel on Spotify

    On the 26th of May, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg has launched its very own Podcast Channel on Spotify! On this platform, we will be able to inform you on our projects and initiatives through inspiring interviews and panel discussions. To kick start our channel, we have uploaded our mini-series podcasts from the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Intersexphobia with 5 special guests who shared their perspectives and lived experiences on the topic through interviews. 

  • The MATCH project to join the Forum de Dakar 2021 (June 22 - 24)

    Within the framework of the MATCH project, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg, together with the colleagues from IOM Senegal, will take part to the 2021 edition of the Forum de Dakar. The Forum is an event organised annually by a consortium of private and public organisations from Senegal and Belgium, and brings together stakeholders from the two countries to discuss topics of common relevance. This year's edition topic will be "Living in the city in 2030: investing, innovating, including".

  • Actiris Coordination Platform Project: Phase 3

    IOM Belgium, in close coordination with Actiris, (the Brussels Regional Employment agency) and the European Union DG REFORM have remained busy implementing the 3rd phase of project activities!  Kicking off the third phase of the project was the 2nd round of working group discussions where the vision and mission statement, the conceptual design and the governance structure were co-designed amongst relevant stakeholders.  Based on the consultations that were held during the 1st and 2nd working group discussions, initial documents on the

  • U-CARE Belgian Stakeholder Meeting 5.05.2021 - Article

    Unaccompanied migrant children and foster families with a migration background: a perfect match?

    On Wednesday May 5th 2021, the U-CARE team in Belgium successfully organized an online event that brought together over 120 Belgian stakeholders on the topic of fostering unaccompanied migrant children (UMC) in families with a migration background.


  • U-CARE event - invitation

    On Wednesday 5th of May, IOM Belgium is organizing an online event on fostering unaccompanied migrant children in families with a migration background in the framework of the Belgian activities of the U-CARE project.

  • Family reunification

    IOM regrets to inform that, after many years of support, it can no longer provide assistance in the framework of family reunification; the current reality leaves us no choice unfortunately. We guarantee the follow up of files that were already introduced and are ongoing but will no longer accept new requests.

  • Actiris Coordination Platform Project: phase 2

    Since the successful conclusion of the first phase of the project, IOM Belgium, in close coordination with Actiris, the Brussels regional employment agency, and the European Union via the Structural Reform Support Programme have remained busy piloting the second phase of activities!

  • The 2020 Annual Report

    If you are interested in reading the full report, IOM Belgium and Luxemburg's Annual Report 2020 is ready, you're welcome to download it here.