The main objectives in this field are:
i) to enhance bi-regional cooperation by identifying common challenges and opportunities that require common solutions;
ii) to build a stronger evidence base for EU-LAC migration, in order to better understand its realities;
iii) to address the positive synergies between migration and development, as well as address regular and irregular migration and other related issues;
iv) to promote the full respect of human rights of migrants
a. Further strengthen and develop the Structured and Comprehensive Dialogue on Migration, including all issues agreed in the Lima Summit, emphasizing the issues listed in the June 30th 2009 document, “Basis for structuring the EU-LAC Dialogue on Migration” and advance its implementation.
*Cooperation activities and initiatives
b. Continue cooperation along the areas identified within the Basis document. c. Promote cooperation programmes to combat and prevent trafficking and migrant smuggling networks and to assist the victims, with special attention to women and children.
d. Promote technical cooperation between EU and LAC countries to exchange information on migration flows, as well as to support improved policies on migration and development, amongst other through a “Targeted Project” dedicated to strengthening EU-LAC dialogue and cooperation, as well as specific activities regarding the Caribbean countries.
e. Develop measures to make the transfer of remittances cheaper, safer, more transparent and more conducive to development, while fully respecting their private nature.
f. Continue intra and bi-regional cooperation in areas of education and health of migrants, as well as on groups of migrants in situation of vulnerability, especially women and children.
g. Strengthening the impact of the positive link between migration and development h. Promoting full respect of human rights for all migrants and enhancing coherence in the fight and prevention of human trafficking and migrant smuggling networks, as well as in assisting victims. Improved fight against xenophobia, racism and all forms of intolerance.
i. Increased mutual information on migration policy developments and best practices in both regions, as well as improved knowledge and more accurate data on migration flows between both regions.
j. Improved qualifications and awareness on migration issues of relevant officials;
k. Enhanced positive synergies between migration and development in countries of origin, transit and destination, including measures making remittances cheaper, safer, more transparent and more conducive to development;
l. Enhanced intra and bi-regional cooperation to improve the situation of migrants in areas of education and health, protection of vulnerable groups, in particular women and children as identified through the Dialogue.