In the framework of the programme EUROMED Migration IV, ICMPD has released, together with the Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM - EUI), the second of three chapters for the report entitled “Impact of Public Attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region”.
This chapter overviews public attitudes to migration in Southern Partner Countries (SPCs) and considers their effects on migration politics and policies in the region over the past 20 to 30 years.
The objective of this chapter is to answer the following question: What are the political effects of public attitudes to migration in the southern and eastern Mediterranean?
The methodology of this chapter is to analyse pan-regional quantitative data and consider qualitative data from four main country cases to represent the two main regions of the Mediterranean: Morocco and Tunisia in the south of the Mediterranean and Jordan and Lebanon in the East-Mediterranean region – in addition to the particular case of Palestine.
In this report, we also offer a number of recommendations for how communicators on migration in the region can avoid polarisation.