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Completed Action: Pilot Project Addressing Labour Shortages through Innovative Labour Migration Models (PALIM)

Project implemented in the framework of the EU Pilot Projects on Legal Migration

  • March 2019 - April 2021
  • Budget:

    EUR 1,496,448.50 (94.99% from AMIF)

  • Pilot Project on Legal Migration
  • Enabel is implementing this Action in cooperation with public and private actors in Morocco and Belgium.

  • Belgium Belgium
  • Morocco Morocco

The Project aims at facilitating the cooperation between Belgium and Morocco in the management of regular migration, by offering a safe and lawful alternative to young Moroccans willing to gain qualified work experience in Belgium. PALIM will respond to labour market needs in the ICT sector Belgium and Morocco while developing professional skills of young graduates in Morocco, and developing the cooperation between the two countries. The Action is implemented by Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency, in cooperation with employment agencies and employers’ federations from both countries.


Technical training programme

technical training programme will be organised for 80 young Moroccans covering technical (ICT), language and soft skills. At the end of the programme, the participants will go through a selection process with Belgian and Moroccan companies.


Selected candidates for Belgium will follow pre-departure training sessions aiming at preparing candidates for their stay in Belgium with regard to legal, intercultural and admin- istrative issues.


Around 30 candidates will be offered an employment con- tract in Belgium. All candidates will also receive integration support, administrative and social assistance and will be guided by professional and social mentors to best ensure their integration in Belgium.

Reintegration support

Upon return, each candidate will benefit from individual follow-up and reintegration activities facilitating workers’ pro- fessional reintegration in Morocco.

Capacity-building activities

The project will develop the cooperation between the two public employment organisations from Morocco and Belgium, mainly regarding international job placement.