José Luis Escrivá, who has participated in the first ministerial meeting on Migration and Integration of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has placed special emphasis on the fact that the migration phenomenon has a global character and that no country can address it in isolation. That first meeting, held in the French capital, is chaired by Switzerland and co-chaired by Spain and Chile.
The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration has also held bilateral meetings in Paris with his counterparts in Italy, Germany and Portugal, and will meet throughout the day with the ministers of other European countries.
In the opinion of the head of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, our country must bet on multilateralism and international cooperation as the only possible way to properly manage migration, for which we already have two key instruments such as the 2030 Agenda and the Global Migration Pact.
"Migration contributes to the development and well-being of societies and helps overcome the challenges that weigh on the countries or regions of destination, such as the demographic challenge derived from the aging of the population," said Escrivá, who added that no We can forget his contribution to economic, social and cultural development in the countries of origin of migrants.
José Luis Escrivá, who has insisted that "all European countries are going to need migration", stressed the need for legal immigration, taking into account the studies of some experts in the field who are committed to the idea of that Spain will require an average of 270,000 migrants annually by 2050, due to its aging process.
In his speech, the minister has pointed out that in Spain all forms of migration converge (origin, transit, destination, seasonal and return), so the Government is promoting a comprehensive vision of the migratory movements, which range from "the commitment in the fight against the root causes of emigration from the places of origin to the full inclusion of emigrants in Spanish society".
Legal, regulated, safe and inclusive immigration policies
The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration has joined, to the control and surveillance of borders and cooperation with countries of origin and destination, the promotion of safe, regular and orderly migration routes and the creation of a comprehensive reception framework and integration. "You have to analyze the migrations, know their mechanisms and order them to establish legal, regulated, safe and inclusive immigration policies," Escrivá has clarified.
José Luis Escrivá has finished his speech summarizing the specific responses that the Spanish Executive must carry out in the area of migration, such as continuing with the pilot projects on legal migration, providing solutions to the barriers to international labor correspondence between supply and demand, explore possible lines of association between the business and education sector within the countries of origin and destination and develop a policy that attracts the talent we need.