Managing migration How Italy, France and Germany can work together?
Madrid - Rome
16th October, 2018
Silvia Francescon, Head of ECFR's Rome office
Susi Dennison, Director of ECFR European Power programme
Paolo Crudele, Central Director for Migration, Italian MFA
Sebastian Groth, German MFA
Alexandre Escorcia, French MFA
Corinne Balleix, Sciences-Po Paris
Jonathan Chaloff, OECD, International Migration Division
Luigi Estero, Head of JHA Unit, D.G. for European, Italian MFA
Ferruccio Pastore, International and European Forum of Migration Research in Turin
Friedrich Birgelen, German Embassy in Abuja
Virginie Collombier, European University Institute in Florence
Claudia Gazzini, International Crisis Group
David Kipp, SWP
Giuseppe Perrone, Ambassador of Italy to Libya
José Antonio Sabadell, Spanish MFA
Federico Soda, IOM Rome
Armando Barucco, Italian MFA
Shoshana Fine, ECFR
Tarek Megerisi, ECFR
Andrew Lebovich, ECFR
Session 1 | Migration sources, trends and expected developments
How are migratory flows likely to evolve in future years? How might conflict, environmental and demographic trends impact rates of emigration? These flows are likely to produce significant humanitarian challenges that require more than ad hoc emergency responses to individual events – what ways forward for ensuring humane and efficient migration management? Is EU migration policy really focused on root causes? And alternately, is the framework of "root causes" sufficient in dealing with actual drivers of migration?
Session 2 | Towards a comprehensive European Mediterranean policy
What’s wrong with simply trying to close borders? What’s the difference between open borders, and managing borders? It seems that smugglers profit regardless of the policy instituted, what’s the best way to combat smuggling networks? How can Europe develop its relationship and working partnership on the migration issue with the transit countries of North Africa? How can already deployed European policy tools like Operation Sophia and the EU Border Assistance Mission to Libya (EUBAM) be improved upon? What’s the real difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants considering they both arrive on the same boat? How can European governments try to change their local conversations on migration to create a more amenable environment for creative policy-solutions?
Session 3 | Trilateral cooperation in the Sahel
Have member state policies in Libya and Niger undermined regional stability in the name of managing migration? While experts now agree that security and development must coexist to bring stability, what role does governance play in devising and implementing the projects associated with the Alliance pour le Sahel? And is the Alliance the right mechanism for dealing with these issues? How can and should the Alliance and the G5 Sahel work together in a broader stabilisation framework?
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