Increasingly high numbers of refugees and migrants have come to Europe over the past five years seeking protection. Beyond hosting and providing assistance to new arrivals, the EU and its member states have used various political, development and humanitarian assistance tools in order to address the current displacement and migration challenges abroad. In all countries, this has profoundly impacted the use of Official Development assistance (ODA) with short- and longer-term implications for migration governance and for development cooperation.
Based on the most recent developments in Europe, ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff have written an EBA-report highlighting a number of key issues concerning the development and migration nexus. The focus is on how the irregular migration and refugee situation has impacted on the volumes and orientation of ODA. The report is based on five case studies (the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden). The presentation of the report will be a starting point for a discussion on central issues and policy implications for Sweden and other countries.
More information regarding this event, including the programme and a link to register, can be found here. ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff will speak and sit on the panel.
Please find the full report here.
You can find here more information on the discussions that took place during the event.