Illustrative examples of EU cooperation with various African countries include indirect forms of EU support through financial and operational assistance and training prioritising interceptions and pullbacks at sea, ‘capacity building’ on migration management and border surveillance, and the criminalisation of human smuggling and irregular migration.
These practices are increasingly coming along with policy instruments aimed at facilitating mobility of asylum seekers and refugees through so-called ‘complementary pathways’ which present highly selective and constraining features. These include, for instance, Emergency Transit Mechanisms (EMT), humanitarian corridors, and private/community sponsorships.
This policy meeting will asses the externalisation of the aforementioned management policies in the EU as well as cover key issues related to responsibility and accountability of EU Member states and European institutions‘ policies.
This webinar is co-organized by CEPS & EUI
The ASILE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870787.