Africa-EU Policy Dialog Meeting: Scenarios of Migration, 23 November 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is organizing the Africa-EU Policy Dialog Meeting: Scenarios of Migration in the run-up to the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.



Context Migration has become an issue of increasing concern in world politics and debates. The Eu-ropean Union (EU) is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Forced and irregu-lar migrants are fleeing from civil war in the Middle East, especially from Syria and Iraq, and seeking asylum in European countries.

Most recently, the migration challenge was one of the leading arguments in favour of the exit of Britain from the EU. African states, in particu-lar Nigeria, Eritrea, Côte d'Ivoire and Somalia, have contributed high numbers of migrants fleeing from war, persecution and poverty. So far less than 20% of the migrants coming to Europe are Africans. It is however estimated that this number will increase over the coming years.

Read the full program in English  here

Read the full program in France here

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung African Union Cooperation

Arada Kifleketema

Queen Elizabeth II street

P.O. Box 8786

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia    

00251 11-1233245/46

00251 11-1233855



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