Comparative Analysis of Migratory Control in The Mediterranean

26 October 2016. From 18:30 | Workshop | English | IEMed, Barcelona
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The European Union’s outsourcing of migration control is based on a complete dependence on the ability of neighboring and home countries to regulate the flows.

What factors explain the willingness of migrant countries of origin to comply with the migration control policies of destination countries? What are the terms of this cooperation? Why do states of origin and transit sometimes cooperate and sometimes do not? Jonathan Zaragoza examines the terms and factors of cooperation in migration control between EU member states and states of origin and transit, and explains how the latter can improve their negotiating capacity through strategic and conditioned cooperation. Zaragoza analyses the migratory routes in the Mediterranean and explains the different layers of the cooperation in the control of migration Spain-Morocco, Italy-Libya and EU-Turkey, the reasons of the bilateral (non-) cooperation as well as the terms of this collaboration.

Jonathan Zaragoza, associate researcher of the BORDERLANDS project at the European University Institute, which studies the relations between the EU and the MENA countries, through the concept of borders. Her research focuses on migration control, Spanish-Moroccan relations, refugees, borders and EU-MENA relations. He has a degree in CC. Policies from UPF and PhD from European University. His doctoral thesis analyzes the more than 25 years of cooperation between Spain and Morocco in the control of migration and explains the reasons for the (non-) cooperation of Morocco in some periods.



Dirk Gebhardt

Researcher Grup Interdisciplinari de Recerca sobre Immigració

Jonathan Zaragoza

Associate researcher European University Institute



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