EU's and IOM's collective effort to reduce irregular migration. A study of preventive migration control in Brong Ahafo

Sebastian Stølen-Bosse & Mads Karenkewitsch Sørensen

Student thesis: Bachelor project


Based on a field study in Brong Ahafo, Ghana, we examine how the strategy of a project funded by the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), with the goal of reducing irregular migrants, is corresponding with its target group. The project is being implemented by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the strategy of this plan is to do reintegration programs, hereby creating alternatives for returnees. Moreover, the strategy is also to do awareness campaigns focusing on the consequences of migration and local alternatives. Our findings show that the parts of this strategy are corresponding with the returnees’ and the potential migrants’ needs. However, it is not actually reaching the people in Brong Ahafo, which indicates that the IOM, according to our findings, is not effectively implementing the EUTF funded project in third particular region – even though this region is an area with high migration numbers.

EducationsInternational Studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Bachelor
Publication date27 May 2019
Number of pages57
SupervisorsEric Komlavi Hahonou