Migration and mobility

Migration and mobility stimulate development as drivers of social and economic change, but they can also pose significant challenges. Our migration and mobility team wants to help maximise the development potential of migration and mobility while minimising risks. We work to promote effective and human-centred migration governance in Europe and Africa and contribute to improved Africa-Europe cooperation on migration.

Our work


Topics we look at include:

  • European and African migration policies
  • Labour migration and mobility
  • Return and integration
  • Diaspora engagement
  • Gender aspects of migration policies
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Latest work

Commentary
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Hard truths of a more restrictive EU migration approach
Report
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Skills mobility partnerships: Recommendations and guidance for policymakers and practitioners
Paper
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Conceptual framework: Report of synthesis of recent theoretical developments
Brief
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Que signifie le changement de régime au Niger pour la coopération en matière de migration avec l'UE ?
Brief
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What does the regime change in Niger mean for migration cooperation with the EU?
Brief
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Building systems for migration, return and reintegration: Lessons learned from employment-related interventions in West Africa
Project
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DYNAMIG project (2023-2025)
Brief
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Labour mobility as a key element of the AfCFTA: What role for the AU’s free movement protocol?
Commentary
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How the war in Ukraine is impacting Africa-Europe relations and the migration dialogue
Study
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Re-thinking approaches to labour migration: Potentials and gaps in four EU member states’ migration infrastructures
Commentary
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Will COP27 be a breakthrough in addressing climate-related mobility?
Report
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Supporting financial inclusion of migrants: Actors, approaches and avenues to overcome challenges
Commentary
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What the EU’s asylum response to the war in Ukraine means for Africa-Europe relations
Commentary
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Why migration and mobility should – but probably won't – be at the heart of the EU-AU Summit
Paper
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Regional solutions: Regulating recruitment and protection of African migrant workers in the Gulf and the Middle East
Paper
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A sustainable development approach to return and reintegration: Dilemmas, choices and possibilities
Study
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Algeria: Reforming migration and asylum systems in a time of crisis
Paper
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Protecting migrants and refugees in North Africa: Challenges and opportunities for reform
Brief
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Free movement in West Africa: Juxtapositions and divergent interests
Report
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Mapping private sector engagement along the migration cycle
Report
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Mapping private sector engagement along the migration cycle: Summary report
Commentary
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Crafting the African response to European external migration policies
Commentary
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Implementing the global migration compact in EU member states: A long and winding road?
Brief
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Assessing Gender Inclusion in the Migration Policies of ECOWAS
Commentary
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Europe and migration in 2019: Tough choices, conflicting priorities and existential questions

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