Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and Development
Date: 11-12 September 2013
Place: Dakar, Senegal
Within the framework of Euromed Migration III project, funded by the European Union, a workshop about knowledge transfer, skills and experiences will be implemented as part of the Migration and Development Component.
In the framework of the Dialogue on Mediterranean Transit Migration (MTM), an informal and action-orientated intergovernmental dialogue on migration between African, Arab, and European States, the project Interactive Map on Migration (i-Map) serves as a support instrument by promoting and facilitating access to and exchange of information on migration matters between participating states.
Head of the B3 Unit for Employment, social inclusion, migration, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Since their independence, the majority of African countries, most notably those of West and Central Africa, are facing a deficit of organisational and technical skills to manage and secure their land and sea borders.
The economic and social effects of migration in their original contexts are at the heart of relationships and synergies between migration and development covered by the principal international dialogue taking place, such as that of the Rabat Process.
High-level meetings of the 68th Session of the General Assembly : Member States have unanimously adopted a Declaration that calls for the respect of human rights and international labour standards, reiterates the commitment to fight human trafficking and strongly condemns manifestations of racism and intolerance.
Call for experts to constitute an Expert Pool to Support the Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and Development (Rabat Process).
Following the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Rabat Process, held in Brussels on 21 February 2013, the consortium that carries out the Rabat Process Support Project is conducting missions to Rabat Process countries.
he government of Gabon is undertaking a large-scale project that seeks to reform and consolidate the civil registry by means of a centralised strategy based on the development of biometric data. This project is thus taking steps toward implementing the sixth objective of the Rabat Process: to render civil registries secure and to streamline their management.
In the spirit of the Rabat Process, it is clear that the State must play a central role in the proper management of migration. This management must involve all levels of State activity (national, regional and municipal). For that reason, Spain has undertaken a large number of initiatives in its various municipalities and regional entities in response to the Dakar Strategy's three pillars.
Controlling migratory flows by strengthening border management and controls, as well as informing and assisting illegal migrants, is one of the priorities of the national migration management strategy. Since 2006, the European Union has supported Mauritania’s efforts to manage migration
As part of the Rabat Process, a meeting of experts on Migration and Development was held in Dakar in July 2008 to develop a set of recommendations and operational tools in preparation for the Second Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development, which took place in Paris. Inspired by these recommendations, the MeDAO project seeks to give concrete expression to related political commitments.