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The Rabat Process, also known as the Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and Development, brings together more than 60 partners to openly discuss migration and development questions in a spirit of partnership.

More than 60 partners

27 African countries

Algeria (observer), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sao Tomé and Principe, Sierra Leone, Togo and Tunisia.

31 European countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

2 partner organisations

The European Commission and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are also partner organisations of the Dialogue.


Algeria is an Observer, along with a number of international organisations such as IOM or UNHCR. Libya and Egypt were dialogue partner countries until 2014.

In action

Urgent call for identification of Contact Points

31 January 2018

An introductory online training to the Valletta Joint Action Plan (JVAP) monitoring database will begin in February.


Exchanging views

20 December 2017

National Focal Points Network: the backbone of the Rabat Process

20 December 2017

Let's talk: Interview with ICMC

20 December 2017


The dialogue seen through the lens of civil society, with a special focus on the new Multiannual Cooperation Programme:  In 1:1 talks, Agnès Bertrand from ICMC reflected with us on 2017`s lessons learnt.




20 December 2017

Civil society, international organisations, members of the diaspora and academics have all had a crucial role in the efforts to craft a new Rabat Process Declaration and Action Plan for 2018-2020. Their inputs have helped to enrich the drafting process:

consultations in Brussels and Dakar clearly echoed the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to migration matters and the importance of local authorities.




Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) – Accra

13 November 2017

Rabat Process Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) 24th -25th October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

In view of the Fifth Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development, the Rabat Process convened a Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Accra to validate the new draft multi-annual cooperation programme 2018-2020, which will subsequently be adopted at ministerial level in 2018. The SOM, which was hosted by the Republic of Ghana and Chaired by the Kingdom of Belgium, marked a milestone in the consultation process that was launched earlier this year to support the development of the new strategic framework, which will replace the Rome Programme in 2018.