Mediterranean Migration Governance: Looking at New Policy Paths

11 March 2021. From 18:30 | Webinar | English | Online
slideshow image An immigrant on a rescue boat of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms moments before arriving at the port of Algeciras (Spain, August 9, 2018). REUTERS/Juan Medina

The strategies to address Euro-Mediterranean migration have been predominantly European-oriented and state-focused, often with dramatic results regarding the treatment of migrants and refugees. However, the post-pandemic moment opens a window of opportunity for multilevel governance and constructive resistance.

Carmen Geha, associate Professor of Public Administration, Leadership and Organizational Development (American University of Beirut), and Gemma Aubarell, Head of Mediterranean Strategy and Networks (Generalitat de Catalunya), discuss possible new paths to address this problematic issue. Solidarity and responsibility, as well as “bottom-up” approaches, seem to be key concepts in tackling the complexities of the Mediterranean region, marked by the effects of the Syrian conflict and the refugee’s crisis, the impact of the pandemic and the practical aspects of the new agreement on relations between the Euro-Mediterranean neighborhood.

The event is presented by Luisa Faustini, PhD candidate at GRITIM – UPF. Co-organized with the Master in Migration Studies, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM-UPF).



Luisa Faustini

Professor GRITIM-UPF

Carmen Geha

Professor American University of Beirut

Gemma Aubarell

Head of Mediterranean Strategy and Networks Generalitat de Catalunya