Migration policy-making in Africa: determinants and implications for cooperation with Europe
This MPC webinar aims to discuss the key issues and policy determinants on migration and mobility that the upcoming Sixth European Union – African Union Summit needs to consider in its deliberations.
The leaders of the EU and the African Union (AU) and their respective member states will meet for the Sixth European Union – African Union summit in Brussels on 17 and 18 February 2022. The Summit will present a unique opportunity to lay the foundations for a renewed and deeper AU-EU partnership based on the outcomes of the second AU-EU Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021. The Kigali Declaration reaffirmed the relevance of Migration and Mobility as one of the five key areas identified for partnership. The Summit is expected to deliberate on the Joint Framework for Continent-to-Continent Migration and Mobility Dialogue (C2CMMD), with the aim of further structuring cooperation on migration and mobility, whilst at the same time taking forward cooperation on common priorities: protecting those in need; remittances; diaspora investment; irregular migration; trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants; return, readmission and reintegration; and sharing experiences and best practices. This webinar aims to discuss the key issues and policy determinants on migration and mobility that the Summit needs to consider in its deliberations.
Amanda Bisong, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Maurizio Carbone, University of Glasgow
Mehari Taddele Maru, Part-time Professor, MPC, STG, EUI
Linda Oucho, African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC)