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01 March 2023 10:00 - 12:30 GMT (Dakar Time)
28 February, 10:00 - 16:00 GMT (hybrid from Dakar, Senegal)

Joining Forces for African-European Civil Society Engagement on Migration

The Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) for the periodof 2023-2024 was confirmed last year under a co-chairmanship of Franceand Senegal. It indicates momentum to address more intensivelymigration between Africa and Europe.As the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid Non-Governmental Organisations (VENRO e.V.), we would like to use thispolitical framework to strengthen discussions...

13 December 2022, 10.30-12.00pm
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Workshop 2: Civil Society Perspectives On the Externalisation of EU Borders in the African Continent

The borders of the European Union (EU) no longer find their limit within the continent. The EU has in the last years concluded several agreements with West African states to enable the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) to carry out border management missions in countries like Niger and Senegal. The objective is clear:...

30 November 2022, 10.30-12.00pm
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Workshop 1: The Way Ahead A GFMD Under Africa-European Co-Chairmanship: Challenges and Opportunities for Civil Society

The Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) was created in 2007 as an informal intergovernmental process to support shaping the global debate on migration and development. It aims to enable a flexible space for member states and observers of the United Nations (UN) to discuss about multi-dimensional aspects of these two areas. The GFMD...

30 June 2022
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Networking Workshop African European Civil Society Migration Dialogue 

The Networking Workshop focused on the status quo of the AU-EU Migration Partnership after the AU-EU-Summit and the International Migration Review Forum. In the second part, participants had the opportunity to work in small groups and explore thematic areas for the elaboration of a 10-point action plan to be jointly developed by African-European civil society...

18 May 2022

Hybrid Round Table on Occasion of the First International Migration Review Forum in New York

The Hybrid Round Table on the occasion of the first International Migration Review Forum focused on the role of interregional partnerships within civil societies and took a closer look on the opportunities and specific challenges African and European civil society actors face when addressing their demands at the interregional level. It was an opportunity to...

7 May 2022

Discussion Group on Migration during the African-European Civil Societies Days in Paris

In the context of the African-European Civil Societies Days organized by Coordination SUD and Forus, representatives from African, European and diaspora organisations had the chance to take stock on the process leading up to the AU-EU Summit as well as to exchange on their perspectives and expectations for the work ahead in the AU-EU Partnership.