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The 5th African Union-EU Summit has failed to identify a strategy for a systematic management of migratory flows

According to the Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), the 5th African Union-EU Summit has failed to identify a strategy for a systematic management of migratory flows

"The 5th African Union – EU Summit concluded without identifying a strategy to systematically manage migratory flows from the region. This disappointing outcome is the result of a failure in recognizing migration, especially from African countries, as a long-term and structural phenomenon. As such, it should not be curbed, but managed in such a way as to reduce human and social costs and guarantee benefits for both the origin and destination countries, as well as for the migrants themselves. "

With these words Furio Rosati, director of research of the Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), summarized the position of the Centre after examining the results of the AU-EU Summit, held in Abidjan on November 28-29, 2017.

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"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

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