Despite migration is recognized as key co-development factor, support services lack. Migrantsí home investments rely on individual inventiveness or informal networks, while national social systems fail to deal with cross-border movements.
MIGRAVALUE has the ambition to develop spatial development visions associated with migratory movements and with regional development strategies. Close cooperation between migration host and home countries to attain this goal shall improve cohesion within the EU and with border regions in the CADSES area, in accordance with the policy goals of cooperation and spatial integration.
In light of this, MIGRAVALUE has set up two main specific objectives:
1. designing a system to channel migrantsí remittances towards productive use via a trans-national local development fund: a credit tool to put financial resources at disposal for initiatives of economic and social development, in line with the provisions of local development plans;
2. addressing the specific features of the social dimension of development: the project shall investigate the actual impact of migration on the social needs and development of contexts of origin, and
a. assess the impact of remittances on social needs and family behaviours in migration origin contexts, verifying the opportunity to take into account migration dynamics as a standard transversal feature in social planning;
b. review and highlight State and external aid availabilities that could be made to support the contribution of migrants to the social development of origin contexts;
c. support the definition of provisions for bilateral social security agreements, aimed at protecting people who live and work across differing national welfare systems.