The report “Stocktaking of progress on the implementation of the Marrakesh Action Plan (2018-2020) and future prospects” (“Stocktaking report”) provides a useful overview of the activities carried out within the scope of this multi-annual cooperation programme. The Stocktaking report looks at activities linked to all five domains of the Action Plan. In addition, it puts forward ten recommendations for the Rabat Process, as the Dialogue moves forward.

From Marrakesh to Ouagadougou

Originally intended to be presented and discussed at the Senior Officials’ Meeting foreseen for October 2020 in Paris, the Stocktaking report is now being published and disseminated electronically (meanwhile, the Senior Officials’ meeting has been rescheduled for 20th -21st April 2021). The report provides partners with a detailed overview of what has happened since the adoption of the Marrakech Action Plan in 2018 and the Senior Officials’ Meeting in Ouagadougou in 2019, where implementation of the action plan was officially launched.

Activities covering all five pillars

From 2018 to 2020 the Rabat Process has implemented numerous activities covering the entire spectrum of the Marrakesh Action Plan. The Dialogue has also adopted increasingly operational working methods and confirmed its leading role in the follow-up, implementation and updating of the Joint Valletta Action Plan.

Ten Recommendations for the Dialogue

Several courses of action have emerged to enable the Dialogue to continue to play an im¬portant role in migration governance between the EU and Africa. These have been condensed into the following ten recommendations, which are described in more detail in the Stocktaking report:

  1. Energise the Dialogue governance
  2. Improve the dissemination of recommendations and practices in partner countries
  3. Further develop synergies with other regional processes and stakeholders
  4. Strengthen the interaction of the Dialogue with cities and local authorities
  5. Continue to organise sub-regional events
  6. Develop scenarios to inform decision-making on migration and better prepare for crises
  7. Prioritise and operationalise actions through “Reference Countries”.
  8. Pursue the use of tools to stimulate the Dialogue: labelling and the ideas laboratory
  9. Continue to develop data collection, analysis and sharing tools adapted to the needs of partner countries
  10. Consider the development of virtual tools

Download: "Stocktaking of progress on the implementation of the Marrakesh Action Plan (2018-2020) and future prospects” – Rabat Process Secretariat 2020