In the coming months of 2019, the ACP-EU Migration Action will organize 3 Regional Thematic Meetings in 3 ACP regions (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific).
The themes of the Regional Thematic Meetings stem out of the areas of cooperation identified within the ACP-EU Dialogue on Migration and Development and the Action’s work in the specific regions. Each region has been matched with a specific subject namely:
- Africa: Regional Thematic Meeting on Remittances (Ghana, 17-21/2/2019)
- Caribbean: Regional Thematic Meeting on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants (Guyana, 12-15 March 2019)
- Pacific: Regional Thematic Meeting on Visas (1-5 April 2019).
The meetings will bring together the Action’s national counterparts in each region, representatives from Regional Organizations, International Organizations, Non-State Actors, EU Delegations and IOM regional/national offices.
The meetings will be comprised of a number of plenary and workshop sessions, which will be facilitated by experts in each thematic area and will feature presentations by the beneficiaries of the Action, policy makers and migration experts. The meeting format will be highly participative and break-out sessions for in-depth and more technical discussions on issues arising from the thematic focus will also be organized.
Each Regional Thematic Meeting will inform a Regional Thematic Report on each topic, with the aim of providing an overview of the achievements of the Action in the specific region, through examples and good practices of relevant Action’s activities. This report will be specifically addressed to ACP governments, EU institutions, regional actors (such as regional organizations), international organisations and civil society. It will contain also an analysis of the main challenges to be addressed at a regional level, as to further boost the implementation of the recommendations of the Dialogue and to stimulate continued regional cooperation beyond the implementation period of the ACP-EU Migration Action.
More information to come soon!