Title Joint declaration establishing the EU-Jordan Mobility Partnership
 

Date of adoption

 

 

9 October 2014

 

Entry into force

 

Text versions English

 

Official source: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-is-new/news/news/2014/20141009_02_en.htm

Abstract

 

The EU – Jordan Mobility Partnership was officially established on 9 October 2014.

The document designs the framework for future cooperation in the field of migration and mobility. Twelve EU Member States participate in this partnership (Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden).

Through this partnership the EU and Jordan agree to ensure that the movement of persons is managed as effectively as possible, allowing for concrete actions to further improve the situation in the way migration, asylum and borders are dealt with. Strengthening efforts to derive all the potential benefits from migration and linking them to development is a key feature of the Partnership.

Measures should also be taken to improve the information available to qualified Jordanian citizens on employment, education and training opportunities available in the EU and also to make mutual recognition of professional and university qualifications easier.

Besides opening negotiations on an agreement for the readmission of irregular migrants, the EU and Jordan will begin negotiations on an agreement to facilitate the visa issuing procedures.

 

Mobility Partnerships provide a flexible and non-legally binding framework for ensuring that the movement of people between the EU and a third country can be managed effectively. They form part of the global migration approach developed by the EU in recent years (IP/11/1369 and MEMO/11/800).

The EU and Jordan had begun a Dialogue on Migration, Mobility and Security in December 2012 and negotiations on the Political Declaration for the EU-Jordan Mobility Partnership were finalised in June 2014. Jordan attained advanced status with the EU in 2010.