Migration and mobility can stimulate development as drivers of social and economic change, but they also pose significant challenges. Our Migration programme wants to help tackle these challenges, making use of the potential of migration for global development and improving cooperation between Europe and Africa.
In the past years, migration has remained high on the agenda of European and African policymakers. But interests and approaches greatly vary between – and even within – the two continents. Moreover, European and African policies and joint cooperation are still often geared towards short-term solutions. Migration merits a much broader discussion, not only on its root causes, but also on its potential to stimulate development and be part of the solution to many challenges the world is grappling with. While the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted mobility and migratory flows, it has also highlighted some of the benefits of migration, such as the importance of migrant workers in both Africa and Europe.
Specific topics we focus on include return and reintegration, remittances, legal mobility, migrant protection, diaspora engagement, the new EU Pact on Asylum and Migration, the AU’s Migration Policy Framework for Africa and its Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, and COVID-19.
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