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Thursday, September 15, 2011 1 Ministère de l’Intérieur, de l’Outre-mer, des Collectivités Territoriales et de l’Immigration CONCERTED MANAGEMENT OF MIGRATION.

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1 Thursday, September 15, Ministère de l’Intérieur, de l’Outre-mer, des Collectivités Territoriales et de l’Immigration CONCERTED MANAGEMENT OF MIGRATION FLOWS BETWEEN FRANCE AND TUNISIA Ponta Delgada, Sept. 15, 2011 Focus on Police Cooperation, Readmission Agreements and Solidarity Development Emmanuel Mayer Head of Solidarity Development Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire Secrétariat Général à l’Immigration et à l’Intégration Ministère de l’Intérieur, de l’Outre-Mer, des Collectivités Territoriales et de l’Immigration

2 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire The Franco-Tunisian Agreement on concerted management of migratory flows and solidarity development Signed in April 2008 Framework of the migratory relations between France and Tunisia. Based on the Global Approach to Migration, this agreement simultaneously covers :  legal migration  fight against illegal immigration  promotion of solidarity development. Focus of the presentation : how this tool has been used so far in the context of the “Tunisian revolution”

3 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire The fight against irregular immigration  Readmission clauses.  Operational and technical cooperation to help Tunisian authorities in this fight.

4 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire A new approach to development implemented, in priority, within the framework of bilateral agreements :  Development projects in partnership with migrants and migrant associations  Productive investments and creation of economic activities by migrants themselves  Mobilization of diasporas (researchers, teachers, doctors, engineers, technicians, etc.)  Improvement of the migrant remittances  Support for new business creation by irregular migrants returning to their home country  Focus on high migration regions Solidarity Development

5 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire Solidarity Development in the Franco- Tunisian Agreement  30 M€ dedicated to development projects  A strong focus on vocational training :  Setting up of many training centers

6 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire Recent events : Tunisian « revolution » and Libyan civil war  Economic impact (much slower growth, much higher unemployment)  Youth employment is a core issue.  Migratory impact :  Thousands of Tunisians have tried to leave and illegally enter the EU.  Thousands of Tunisians have come back from Libya.

7 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire How the Agreement was used in this new context (1)  Continuous dialogue in the framework of the agreement : steering committees, working groups, exchange of good practices.

8 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire How the Agreement was used in this new context (2) Solidarity development :  Accelerated implementation of existing projects  Redeployment of funds to new, more adapted projects,notably in the microfinance field for Tunisian refugees from Libya  Focus on peripheral regions for financing of revenue generating projects  What will also be done : mobilise the Tunisian diaspora

9 Thursday, September 15, Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire Thank you for your attention Contacts: M. Emmanuel MAYER Chef du Département du Développement Solidaire Service des Affaires Internationales et du Développement Solidaire Secrétariat général à l’immigration et à l’intégration Ministère de l’Intérieur, de l’Outre-mer, des Collectivités Territoriales et de l’Immigration 101,rue de Grenelle – PARIS CEDEX 07


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