In the framework of its mandate, the EUROMED Migration IV (EMM4) project held on 4 November a webinar titled “Migrant Vulnerabilities along the Mediterranean Migration Routes: A Perspective on Structural Challenges and Current Developments”, at the request of the EMM4 national focal points.
The webinar gathered government experts on human trafficking and smuggling of migrants from various European and MENA countries to address the critical issue of irregular migration and migrant vulnerabilities in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and the impact of COVID-19 on migration movements.
Two experts presented the findings of the empirical research conducted by ICMPD Anti-trafficking programme on human trafficking in dynamic mixed migration contexts and humanitarian crises in the period 2014 - 2019.
At the end of the meeting, the two experts shared a series of key recommendations for tackling the crime of migrant smuggling and trafficking, also in light of the specific context of the pandemic.
The Euromed Migration project, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, aims to support EU Member States and the Southern Partner Countries in establishing a comprehensive, constructive and operational dialogue and co-operation framework, with a particular focus on reinforcing instruments and capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and coherent migration and international protection policies.