This Rabat Process anniversary publication highlights the milestones of 10 years of Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and Development.

From the origins of the Rabat Process to future challenges, this publication builds on interviews with key stakeholders that have shaped the dialogue, in order to draw lessons learnt from a decade of exchanges.

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 This publication aims to shed light on the underlying factors of success which have contributed to creating the Rabat Process as it stands today. Among them are:

  • the ‘Migration route’ approach;
  • a comprehensive and inclusive thematic focus;
  • the active engagement of the key actors.

Similar dialogue initiatives may be able to build on the insights provided by this publication, which focuses on key factors of its success.

The first part of this publication presents the Rabat Process as a ‘dialogue tool’ and its strategic priorities (chapter 1). The second part provides an analysis of a few key elements which make the Rabat Process an original dialogue (chapter 2). The next chapters open the path to reflection on the operationalisation of the dialogue through specific initiatives (chapter 3) and future challenges (chapter 4). Finally, the publication offers insights into the lessons learnt from a decade of dialogue.

This publication is based on a series of interviews carried out between April and June 2015 among representatives from partner countries (members of the Steering Committee), members of the Support Project (ICMPD and FIIAPP) and European Commission (EC) officials who have supported this dialogue over several years. Different subjects were discussed in these interviews: the partnership between the participating, shared understanding of migration issues at national and regional levels, the evolution of priorities and operationalisation of the dialogue.

Written and compiled by: Mrs Nelly Robin [CEPED (IRD/Paris V) – MIGRINTER (CNRS/Université de Poitiers) and the Rabat Process Support Project team.

With the contribution of the Rabat Process partner countries and organisations.

The Rabat Process Support Project (2013-2015) is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).

The contents of this publication fall within the sole responsibility of ICMPD and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU.

Copyright: ICMPD, 2015.

 10 years Rabat Process - Euro-African Dialogue on Migration Development