Public Debate: Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response
Countering migrant smuggling is a cornerstone of the European Union’s migration and border control policy. Under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, the EU has proposed to promote tailor-made and mutually beneficial partnerships with third countries specifically to address the smuggling of migrants. Likewise, the upcoming EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (2021-2025) foresees stronger cooperation with third countries, following a ‘whole-of-route’ approach.
This public debate will discuss the future of EU counter-smuggling policies against evidence and data on the realities of smuggling in North Africa and the Sahel, with a focus on the case of Niger.
The event presents the results of the EuroMeSCo Policy Study “Beyond Networks, Militias, and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response” carried out in the framework of the EuroMeSCo: Connecting the Dots project, co-funded by the EU and the IEMed.
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