Study on best practices in irregular migration awareness-raising campaigns

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DG HOME commissioned a study to Ecorys to assess the validity of communication campaigns as an effective tool for migration management. The study presents best practices from 20 existing campaigns, and seeks to highlight ways to improve the quality and effectiveness of future campaigns. The final report presents the cumulative results of the two phases of this study. First, the report presents key findings on research and design, delivery and working methods, and monitoring and evaluation methods. Second, the key findings are followed by recommendations.

Mobility Agreement - Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)

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the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) has officially signed a mobility agreement that will permit the granting of visas and residence permits as well as the movement of its citizens within the Communityís member countries.
The Agreement aims at facilitating the entry and stay of citizens from a CPLP Member State in the territory of another Member State through the following immigration titles: (i) CPLP short-term visa; (ii) CPLP temporary stay visa; (iii) CPLP residence visa; and (iv) CPLP residence permit.

Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection

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Launched at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California in June 2022, the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection seeks to mobilize the entire region around bold actions that will transform our approach to managing migration in the Americas.

The Los Angeles Declaration is organized around four key pillars:
- Stability and Assistance for Communities
- Regular Pathways for Migration and International Protection
- Humane Migration Management
- Promoting a Coordinated Emergency Response

Thailand's National Screening Mechanism

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Thailand’s National Screening Mechanism (NSM) will be established to screen those who have protection claims in Thailand and grant a 'protected person status' to eligible applicants which in theory would protect them from arbitrary detention. However, many details remain unclear, including what protections persons with ‘protected person status’ will be able to access, and whether they will be protected from detention in practice. Discussions are ongoing for how this will be implemented.

Electronic Certificate of Precarious Residence

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The Electronic Certificate of Precarious Residence is granted to the foreigner that has begun his or her residence proceedings and complied with documentary requirements, and thus provides the migrant with migratory regularity during the period in which the application is evaluated. Since 202 the web self-management system, through the Ra.D.Ex.

Welcoming San José Plan 2.0: Moving toward Civic, Economic, Linguistic, and Social Inclusion 2021-2024

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This action was submitted through the GFMD Mayors Mechanism Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees.
The Welcoming San José Plan is a community-derived set of 23 strategies across four core pillars which aim to facilitate and accelerate immigrant inclusion in civic, economic, linguistic, and social aspects of life in San José and ensure that immigrants and refugees are engaged, respected, and have opportunities to reach their fullest potential.
The Four Pillars of the Welcoming San José Plan are:

Lampedusa: inauguration of the "Walk of Peace" during the annual commemoration of the lives lost in the shipwreck 3.10.2013

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This action was submitted through the GFMD Mayors Mechanism Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees.On 3 October 2013, some 368 migrants lost their lives after a boat carrying them to Europe capsized off the island of Lampedusa in southern Italy. Since then, it is estimated that more than 15,000 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean during their migratory journeys.

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