With this initiative, the European Union funds awareness-raising actions in Pakistan aiming to reduce the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by migrants. The objective is to provide them with adequate, timely and reliable information and guidance on all matters related to migration. The overall goal is to sensitise and empower potential migrants to make informed decisions about migration, particularly irregular migration, and in turn contribute to reducing irregular migration towards European and other destination countries.
The project furthermore aims to build sustainable networks and platforms among different groups of stakeholders to enhance their capacity in raising awareness, providing balanced information and promoting legal pathways. It will increase the understanding of key influencers of potential migrants about the dangerous consequences of irregular migration and the potential benefits of regular pathways. The action will contribute to the knowledge base on effective awareness-raising campaigns on the dangers of irregular migration within Pakistan and beyond.
The Ministry of the Interior of Austria and the Ministry of the Interior of Bulgaria co-fund and co-implement this two-year project, together with ICMPD as lead partner. The actions will be closely linked with the Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) situated in the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MOPHRD) and the Department of Labour Punjab (DoL).