Drivers, patterns and governance of mixed migration in the EU and its wider region: Current developments and future prospects
From the Taliban’s takeover of power following the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan, to the protracted conflicts in Syria and Libya, from the on-going armed clashes in the Tigray region to the turmoil following the coup d’état in Mali, and from the prolonged crisis in Venezuela to the recent political unrest in the Caribbean, several developments with potential implications for migration and displacement are currently unfolding, often in already volatile regions.
At a much broader scale, the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to distress economies and livelihoods, while the effects have been particularly felt by populations in middle- and lower-income countries. These developments imply shifts in the political, economic and security contexts in different regions of origin, transit and destination that are highly relevant for population movements reaching the European Union from several directions.
Against such background and as part of on-going research Project ITFLOWS - IT Tools and Methods for Managing Migration Flows, the webinar aims to take stock of current developments unfolding in different parts of the world that might have a bearing on migration and displacement trends, and discuss their potential implications for future drivers, patterns, routes and governance of mixed migration in Europe and beyond.