Latest News on Migration

  • Kick-off new Actiris - IOM project

    On 10 July 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Belgium was invited by Actiris, the Brussels Regional Employment Agency, to digitally kick off the new project on improving coordination between stakeholders active in the field of labour market integration of newcomers in the Brussels-Capital Region.  

  • The 2019 Year Report

    We are happy to present you the IOM Belgium and Luxemburg 2019 Year Report. Read about our activities, new initiatives and partnerships by downloading it here.

  • MATCH - Webinar "Unlocking talents for an economic relaunch"

    Voka West-Flanders, Agoria and IOM Belgium and Luxembourg are delighted to invite you to the second information session dedicated to the MATCH project titled "Unlocking talents for an economic relaunch", taking place on Wednesday 24th of June from 14.00 to 15.15 (CEST).

  • Equalcity Project Updates

    The Equalcity project aims at tackling sexual and gender-based violence in EU cities. The project team has developed 4 project updates on their activities with specific information on the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities.

    The udpates focus on LGBTQI+ migrants, Migrant women and girls, Unaccompanied Migrant Children, and Migrant families. 

    Please visit our Equalcity webpage or contact Elisabeth Palmero for more information! 

  • MATCH webinar "Hiring talents from Senegal and Nigeria"

    Within the framework of the MATCH project, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg organized on the 7th of May 2020 the first online info session for the MATCH project. The webinar "Hiring Talents from Senegal and Nigeria" outlined how MATCH can respond to the needs of Belgian companies looking for qualified professionals by facilitating the recruitment of young African talents from Senegal and Nigeria.

  • Attention Filmmakers: The Global Migration Film Festival Opens its Fifth Season with a Worldwide Call for Submissions

    The world’s largest film festival dedicated to migration is launching its Fifth Edition, starting with a worldwide call for entries. All submissions will be considered for the festival in the categories of features, shorts and online films. All submissions may be offered for review starting next month (6 April) and must be submitted no later than 21 June 2020. 

  • Assisted Voluntary Return departures from Belgium & COVID-19 global health crisis

    As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, and restrictions around international air travel are introduced, travel arrangements for returning migrants are currently subject to severe disruptions. 

    Returnees are being directly impacted by these quickly evolving regulations in the course of their travel.


  • MATCH Kick-off Meeting

    On January 16, IOM Belgium & Luxembourg, together with its partners, organized the kick-off meeting of its new MATCH project.

    Funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), this project seeks to address labour market shortages in 4 EU Member States by enabling young graduates from Nigeria and Senegal to work for companies in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg or the Netherlands primarily in the ICT, technology and digitalization sectors.

  • Equalcity Kick-off Meeting

    On 13 January, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Belgium, together with its partners, organized the kick-off meeting of the Equalcity project.
    Funded by the European Union (EU), this project aims at improving existing urban services for (potential) victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in order to better reach migrant communities and improving identification, referral, protection and recovery of SGBV victims within these communities. 

  • World Migration Report 2020 Launched

    On  the 27th of November, IOM published its tenth edition of the World Migration Report.

    Download the full report here.

    Read the full online statement here.