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Migration between Africa and Europe: The Role of Foreign Aid and Labour Migration

13/05/2019, Roma, Palazzo Rondinini

Irregular migration across the Mediterranean is still high on Europe’s political agenda. Despite fewer attempts to cross the Sea in the recent past, pressure has been mounting on the European Commission and the most affected EU member states to find ways to manage migration flows more effectively.

This workshop discusses the role of two specific policies – development aid and legal labour migration pathways – in medium – to long-term strategies for addressing the root causes of migration and for creating safe and orderly alternatives to irregular migration. The workshop is co-organised by the Mercator Dialogue on Migration and Asylum (MEDAM), Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome, the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels.