06 November 2017

Thematic Focus: Europe/Africa Cooperation re. Migration

Challenges in Libya Complicate EU Measures to Stem Migration (IPI Global Observatory, Oct. 2017) [text]

Europe Slams Its Gates (Foreign Policy & Pulitzer Center, Oct. 2017) [access]
- "Faced with the largest influx of refugees and migrants since World War II, Europe has increasingly resorted to money-for-migration deals aimed at keeping Africans at home. These 'pay-to-stay' agreements include funds for border security, development projects, and transit centers where migrants are encouraged to return home. Europe has also sought—though struggled to secure—greater cooperation from African nations on the deportation of irregular migrants and failed asylum seekers." Follow link to view series of posts; this is the first one.

The External Aspects of Migration, Dublin, 20 Oct. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"How Europe Exported Its Refugee Crisis to North Africa," The Guardian, 30 Oct. 2017 [text]

The Italy-Libya Memorandum of Understanding: The Baseline of a Policy Approach Aimed at Closing All Doors to Europe? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Sudan: A Legal Analysis (Univ. of Turin, Oct. 2017) [text]

Migration and Negative Extraversion: Recent Developments in Euro-African Cooperation on Migration - Theoretical Implications and Potential Effects, Paper presented at Migration and Mobility – New Frontiers for Research and Policy WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, Accra, 5-6 October 2017 [text]
- See also more info. about the conference.

"Migration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 16 Oct. 2017 [postprint]
- Note: Currently, access to the document is restricted, but visitors may "request a copy."

More Development – More Migration? The “Migration Hump“ and Its Significance for Development Policy Co-operation with Sub-Saharan Africa, SWP Comments, no. 40 (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related Washington Post article.

Out of Africa: Why People Migrate (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Oct. 2017) [text]
- "The EU is struggling to cope with the so-called 'migration crisis' that has emerged over the past few years. Designing the right policies to address immigration requires a deep understanding of its root causes. Why do Africans decide to leave their home countries? While the dream of a better life in Europe is likely part of the explanation, one also needs to examine the prevailing living conditions in the large and heterogeneous sub-Saharan region. This Report investigates the actual role of political, economic, demographic and environmental drivers in current migration flows. It offers a comprehensive picture of major migration motives as well as of key trends."

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