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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: A Comparative Perspective on Maghreb Countries Migration Cooperation with their West African Neighbours
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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: A Comparative Perspective on Maghreb Countries Migration Cooperation with their West African Neighbours

This paper analyses the migration and mobility cooperation in the Mediterranean region in the framework of the Joint Vision that the EU and the AU commited to and the EU's New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

16 June 2022
From a Fragmented Cooperation to an Integrated Approach – The Emergence of the Maghreb and Sahel Region and its Consequences for the European Union
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From a Fragmented Cooperation to an Integrated Approach – The Emergence of the Maghreb and Sahel Region and its Consequences for the European Union

This paper present the concept of a Maghreb-Sahel regional security complex, a region which gains relevance due to the four key challenges it poses: human smuggling and irregular migration flows, regional conflicts and the presence Jihadist groups.

30 March 2022
Developing EU Trade Incentives: A Support Tool for Refugee Self-Reliance and Host Community Resilience in Turkey
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Developing EU Trade Incentives: A Support Tool for Refugee Self-Reliance and Host Community Resilience in Turkey

This paper explores how trade facilitation can become a way of supporting sustainable self-reliance for migrants and refugees by analysing their situation in Turkey.

28 March 2022
Talent Partnerships and future skills needs. Fostering collaboration on human capital development in the Mediterranean
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Talent Partnerships and future skills needs. Fostering collaboration on human capital development in the Mediterranean

This Policy Report aims to identify possible areas in which Talent Partnerships can be developed between the EU and Southern Mediterranean countries within a mutually-beneficial framework

15 March 2022
Territorial Impact of Migration on Frontline Regions and Cities on the EU Shores of the Mediterranean
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Territorial Impact of Migration on Frontline Regions and Cities on the EU Shores of the Mediterranean

In the absence of further joint migration instruments at a European level, the burden of managing the migrant emergency falls primarily on local and regional authorities of the European countries in particular in the south of the EU.

21 September 2021
Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response
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Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response

The EU’s stated commitment to counter the negative impacts of migrant smuggling activities constitutes an opportunity to rethink the traditional approaches to smuggling.

11 May 2021
The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU’s Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor
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The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU’s Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor

The EU has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in its neighbourhood have severely damaged this self-constructed image.

17 December 2019
Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”
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Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Despite the appearance of joint ownership in several EU documents, the definition offered remains quite vague. Thus, how can the operationalisation of the concept be evaluated?

5 December 2019
A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia
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A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia

While the EU lacks flexibility and a real willingness to build tailor-made partnerships, the interest of Tunisia and Morocco in pushing forward the talks seems to be limited.

14 May 2019
Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries
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Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries

The year 2015 was a serious stress test for the stability and cohesion of the European Union. The so-called refugee crisis revealed several divisions within the EU, and disclosed certain limitations of the European project.

13 March 2017
Neighbouring Host-Countries’ Policies for Syrian Refugees: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
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Neighbouring Host-Countries’ Policies for Syrian Refugees: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

As the stream of refugees continues, so does the pressure to mediate integration between the local and the incoming populations. Host countries differ in their response strategy and policies.

23 January 2017
Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece
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Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece

Unsolved conflicts in the Middle East, demographic changes and unfavorable socio-economic situation in the Mediterranean produced migrants and refugees flows on unprecedented scale. How did the host countries reply to that?

7 September 2016