Latest News on Migration

  • 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.




  • Balkan Exchange Week

    From 4 to 8 November 2019, IOM Belgium together with Caritas International and Fedasil, organized a Balkan exchange week. IOM offices from Albania, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo* and Serbia, Caritas Serbia and Caritas partner C.S.I Nadez (Northern Macedonia) were present in Belgium to share their experience with Belgian counterparts.

  • Congress: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa

    In partnership with IOM, Ondernemers voor Ondernemers (OvO) organizes a congress on sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa on the 29th of November 2019. Read more and sign up here.

  • Return and Reintegration: IOM Releases 2018 Highlights

    In 2018, return and reintegration, which are an integral part of human mobility, continued to gain prominence and have been key topics in the national and international political agenda. In particular, with the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (hereinafter Global Compact for Migration), under Objective 21, governments pledged to cooperate “in facilitating safe and dignified return …, as well as sustainable reintegration”.

  • Calling All Filmmakers! IOM Calls for Submissions to 2019 Global Migration Film Festival

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is issuing a call for films for the Global Migration Film Festival. This multi-venue festival which takes place annually since 2016 in over 100 countries in December is the world's première cultural event on migration. 

    This unique festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and viewers the world over to enjoy films about migration that entertain and educate - be the stories dramatic, sad or funny. 

  • Closing Event – IOM Women4Dev Academy

    On 24 May 2019, IOM organized the closing event of the project “Empowering Female Diaspora Associations to Strengthen their Role in the Development of their Countries of Origin” (IOM Women4Dev Academy).

  • Children & Migration at the Children’s Museum

    This year, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg is celebrating International Migrants Day with two special events focusing on the topic of children and migration.