Migration and the future of EU–Africa relations


The increase in security-based responses to migration from Africa to Europe has had some unintended negative consequences. While there is agreement that migration offers both opportunities and challenges, European and African approaches differ on the irregular movement of people.

This seminar will discuss how these approaches can be aligned, considering that ‘migration and mobility’ is one of the European Commission’s priorities for the EU’s future partnership with Africa. The commission also recently issued a ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’ and the African Union is expected to release its draft strategy soon on Africa's priorities for its collaboration with the EU.

This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS Pretoria


Dietrich John, Policy Officer, Development Policy Dialogue, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Brussels

Tsion Tadesse Abebe, Senior Researcher, Migration, ISS Addis Ababa

Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo, Senior Research Consultant, Migration, ISS Pretoria

Richard Young, Advisor on Migration to the Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service

Lena Düpont, Member of the European Parliament, Spokeswoman for the CDU/CSU Group on migration policy and home affairs

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