Africa and Europe: building consensus on migration

Promoting lasting relations between the two continents requires mutually beneficial policies and statutes.

The management of migration requires cooperation between Africa and Europe, each for their own reasons. As a key element of the Africa-European Union strategic partnership, agreement on migration is central to developing a mutually beneficial strategy. Migration policies and approaches such as on labour, remittances, returns and readmissions, and effective international protection measures, should be based on evidence and the achievement of sustainable development.

About the author

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze is the Head of Special Projects at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria. This policy brief draws on research conducted in 2020 with Tsion Tadesse Abebe (ISS senior researcher at the time) for two reports as part of an Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) project: ‘A new European consensus on asylum and migration’.

Image: © Amelia Broodryk/ISS; Images redrawn by COMPRESS.dsl

Development partners
This policy brief is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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