Analysing Migration Policy Frames of Lebanese Civil Society Organizations

This paper is part of a series of working papers of the MEDRESET project to investigate existing EU policies in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries and determine how they align with the social, demographic, political and economic changes the region has witnessed in the past two decades. Based on information gathered through extensive fieldwork in Lebanon, this paper analyses how Lebanese civil society actors represent the Mediterranean space, how they frame migration in general and how they frame specific migration-related policy issues and the factors and actors affecting them. The paper further investigates how Lebanese stakeholders evaluate existing policy responses, focusing in particular on EU policies and cooperation initiatives in this field. Finally, the paper outlines possible policy implications, future developments and desirable improvements with regard to EU–Lebanon cooperation in the field of migration.

Rome, IAI, August 2018, 29 p.
Working Paper 19
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1. Background Information on Lebanon’s Migration Profile

1.1 Migration profile
1.1.1 Inward migration
1.1.2 Outward migration
2. Fieldwork in Lebanon
3. A Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholders’ Frames in the Area of Migration and Mobility

3.1 Framing Migration Within a Broader Policy Context
3.2 Framing Migration-related Policy Issues and Their Causes
3.3 Framing the Factors/Actors Affecting Migration-related Policy Issues
3.4 Evaluating Existing Policy Responses and Possible Alternative Solutions
: List of Interviews

Research area