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Regional Office for the EEA, EU and NATO
40, rue Montoyer
1000 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 287 70 00
Fax: +32 2 287 70 06

IOM-EU Cooperation on Migration & Mobility 2015-2016


Addressing the Valletta Summit Priorities Together
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IOM-EU Cooperation on Migration & Mobility 2015

South-South migration network

IOM Regional Strategy 2014-2020


The IOM Regional Office for the European Economic Area (EEA), the EU and NATO (RO Brussels) acts as IOM’s regional liaison and coordination office to the European Union (EU) and NATO, and provides policy, programme and resource management support to the IOM offices in the EEA plus Switzerland. RO Brussels also supports IOM offices worldwide on EU-related policy, programmes, legislation and cooperation.

All EU Member States (plus Norway and Switzerland) are also Member States of IOM.

IOM RO Brussels maintains liaison and partnerships with Governments in the region, and routinely provides technical support for the development of national migration frameworks and to strengthen migration management systems. The office also maintains liaison and partnerships with development partners and civil society within the region. Furthermore, RO Brussels coordinates IOM's relations and liaison with the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the World Customs Organization and other multilateral bodies with headquarters in the region.

RO Brussels is comprised of the following teams:


In addition to its liaison, coordination and technical support role, RO Brussels coordinates, manages and implements IOM projects and activities which have a European regional dimension.  

RO Brussels also implemented the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Observatory on Migration, which was an initiative of the ACP Secretariat, funded by the European Union with the financial support of Switzerland, IOM, the IOM Development Fund and UNFPA. The ACP Observatory was created to gather and disseminate  information on different areas of South-South migration. Before it's closing conference in June 2014, it carried out research and capacity-building activities aimed at facilitating policymaking and the mainstreaming of South-South migration for development. All research and documents can be found HERE.

Regional Strategy

IOM's Regional Strategy for the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland presents a unified, focused organizational approach to the current and future priorities and objectives of IOM and its 28 country offices in the Region. The Strategy considers the persistent and emerging migration dynamics in the Region, affirms the contribution of IOM’s enduring core areas of service and support, and presents four strategic priority areas where IOM seeks to sharpen its focus and increase its strategic engagement in the next 7 years.  You can download the strategy here: Regional Strategy 2014-2020: IOM in the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland

Regional Director

Eugenio Ambrosi is the Regional Director of IOM’s Regional Office for the EU, Norway and Switzerland.  Prior to this, he was the Senior Regional Adviser for Europe and Central Asia in the Office of the Director General at IOM’s Headquarters in Geneva.  Mr. Ambrosi came to IOM in 1991 where he has since held senior positions including Director for the Regional Office in Buenos Aires and Director of the Dakar Regional Office.  He has extensive experience and knowledge of European issues and IOM policies, programmes and operations, in addition to several years of executive experience with IOM’s Regional Bureau for Africa and the Middle East.  Mr. Ambrosi is a Master in Law and holds a Post Graduate degree in International Law and Multilateral Diplomacy.  


1. "Migration: the enemy within" by Eugenio Ambrosi. First published by the Pan European Networks on 18 Sep 2015.  Read the full OpEd here.

2. "Europe Can Cope with the Influx of Migrants" by Eugenio Ambrosi.  Published by the Wall Street Journal on 25 Aug 2015.  Read the full OpEd here.

3. “Our Sea” by Eugenio Ambrosi. Published by New Europe on 08 Feb 2015.  Read the full OpEd here.