Online Event

EU-Africa cooperation on migration: New Commission, new approach?

23 Apr 2020

This Policy Dialogue will focus on the new European Commission’s approach to cooperation with third countries on migration, particularly in Africa. Since it took office, the commission has repeatedly called for building a “true partnership of equals” with countries of origin and transit on the African continent, as part of its comprehensive approach to migration. How can a true partnership be better promoted in the future, while advancing on common goals related to migration and mobility?

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The event will also mark the launch of the 2020 MEDAM Assessment Report, ‘European and African perspectives on asylum and migration policy: Seeking common ground’, which discusses the effectiveness of European approaches to increasing third countries’ readmission cooperation and calls on the EU to take greater account of third countries’ interests and perspectives in its migration policies.


Matthias Lücke
Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the MEDAM project, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Olivia Sundberg Diez
Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Raül Hernández i Sagrera
Member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson


Marie De Somer
Head of the Migration and Diversity Programme, European Policy Centre

The event is organized and hosted by Connecting Europe, the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM).

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