ECDPM wants to help maximise the development potential of migration and mobility while minimising risks. We promote effective and human-centred migration governance in Europe and Africa, and contribute to improved Africa-Europe cooperation on migration.
Migration and mobility can be drivers of social and economic change, but they can also pose significant challenges. A greater convergence between European and African priorities, with an emphasis on the development potential of migration and the rights of refugees and migrants, is key to overcoming such hurdles.
Our research on migration and mobility includes work on European and African migration policies, labour migration and mobility, return and integration, diaspora engagement, and gender aspects of migration policies.