Journeys on hold: How policy influences the migration decisions

Around 5,000 Eritreans leave their country every month. Many travel directly to neighbouring Ethiopia, where there is an open-asylum policy for refugees, including an extensive camp-based system of protection, and a variety of interventions designed to both support people’s livelihoods and deter irregular secondary migration. But despite this humanitarian and development assistance, for many people, their journey does not end in Ethiopia. This presentation explores whether, by providing alternative options, it is possible for policy-makers to prevent or reduce irregular migration from countries- and regions-of-origin. It looks at two measures in particular: in-country livelihood support, such as vocational trainings and loans, and refugee resettlement programming.

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5
July 2017
Wednesday
16:30-18:30

1220

Programme

16:30 – 17:00 Registration and coffee
17:00 – 17:45 Journeys on hold: How policy influences the migration decisions
17:45 – 18:00 Lessons for EU policymakers
18:00 – 18:30 Questions and answers
18:30 – 19:30 Networking drinks

Speakers

Jessica Hagen-Zanker / Overseas Development Institute, London

 

Discussants

Elizabeth Collett / Migration Policy Institute Europe

Tuba Bircan / KU Leuven

Journeys on hold: How policy influences the migration decisions

5
July 2017
Wednesday
16:30-18:30
Free of charge

1220

CEPS

Place du Congres 1, 1000 Brussels