Global challenges

Human mobility


In a world where human development opportunities differ strongly, mobility is an important option for many people to improve their living conditions. If managed well, migration is a catalyst for inclusive economic and social development, both for migrants and for communities and countries of residence and origin.

Our approach

Promote and improve the governance of human mobility for development at national, regional and local level

Enabel’s assistance to partner countries comes in the form of a wide range of actions, including support to the development of national strategies and their implementation at national and local levels, including policies to engage diaspora in the development of their country of residence and their country of origin through knowledge transfer, remittances, cultural exchanges and entrepreneurial projects contributing to building a feeling of global citizenship.

We assist our partners in their response to labour market needs and shortages, ensuring training in local communities and facilitating regional and international mobility whilst being gender and inclusion sensitive.

Improving protection, respect for fundamental rights and resilience of migrants and host communities

We pay particular attention to the protection of basic human rights and recognise that migrants are often at increased risk of human rights violations.

We are committed to support access to education and vocational training, health, economic insertion, including employment and (self)entrepreneurship, and all basic services and rights (including legal identity), for migrants and the local communities where they settle.

Mainstreaming human mobility in official policies and development programmes

Enabel mainstreams human mobility in its development programmes to maximise the positive effects and minimise the costs of migration on development.

The agency is committed to supporting its partner countries so that their policies cover the potential impacts of migration and human mobility.

More on human mobility

The world is facing huge challenges in realising the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Enabel wants to contribute with its experience and expertise in five specific domains: Peace and Security, Climate Change and the Environment, Social and Economic Inequality, Urbanisation, and Human Mobility. In our search for adapted solutions we take into account the inevitable ongoing population explosion and we strongly believe in empowering women and youths.

This brochure describes how we address human mobility in our projects.

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News & Events


24 March 2023

Women at the heart of the social and solidarity economy

The Tiguisselt cooperative in Morocco’s Souss-Massa region is a real stepping stone for women emancipation and a driver for local economic growth.

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Better Healthcare for Mozambicans

How can Public Financial Management data drive change? Lara Gani. junior expert for Enabel in Mozambique explains how it contributes to better health services for Mozambicans. Follow her on her journey.

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22 March 2023

Station J: broadening the minds of young Palestinians

In East Jerusalem, Enabel partnered with Station J, an innovation hub, to guide young innovators and potential entrepreneurs from ideation stages to investment and job opportunities.  

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14 March 2023

Digital Technologies taking Education in Uganda to the next level

All over the world, digital technologies are becoming an integral part of the education experience. In Uganda, the introduction of ICT tools to fight teacher absenteeism in National Teacher’ Colleges has proven its worth.

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09 March 2023

Junior Programme – Looking for young talents!

Between March 9 and 27, 14 new vacancies in various sectors will be open to young talents with the European nationality.

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28 February 2023

Rehabilitation of historical centres in Palestine

In the West Bank, we support the rehabilitation of historical buildings. Spotlight on Bani Zeid, a town where an old family house became a centre for children with learning disabilities.

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