The report of the study “Social Immobility versus - Social Mobility the Root Causes of International Emigration” was written by Nelly Robin (French National Research Institute for Development/IRD) within the framework of the Rabat Process. The study was initially carried out at the request of France, in order to inform discussions at the Rabat Process Thematic Meeting on Root Causes (held in Paris, in October 2018) and aims to inform scientific and political debates on recent international migration.

Madrid, 1-2 July 2019, hosted by Spain and co-chaired by Morocco.
The Rabat Process organised a Technical Meeting on “Cooperation between Countries of Origin, Transit and Destination in the Field of Border Management” in Madrid, Spain between 1st and 2nd July 2019. The meeting, held under the co-chairmanship of the Kingdom of Spain and the Kingdom of Morocco, gathered 80 participants representing 33 partner countries of the Dialogue (of which 13 were European and 20 were African countries), the EU Delegation and ICMPD experts. For the first time Lebanon – a country that is not partner of the Dialogue – was invited to join the discussions in order to share its knowledge of and experience in border management in its very specific context.

On 3 June 2019, France officially took the chairmanship of the Rabat Process, succeeding Burkina Faso. The handover took place in Brussels, during a Rabat Process Steering Committee meeting. In the video below, representatives of France and Burkina Faso express their views on the past and future priorities of the Dialogue, the role of the Secretariat, and the importance and impact of a regional dialogue such as the Rabat Process on migration. 

Organised by the European Commission since 2006, the European Development Days (EDD) is an annual forum that brings together the development community. The Rabat Process Secretariat was present at the 13th edition of the EDDs, which focused on “Addressing Inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”. It participated in the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) expert panel to discuss inequalities along migration journeys, drawing on examples from West Africa, Central America and from Europe.

Senior Officials’ meeting (SOM) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 12th and 13th February 2019
Following the adoption of the cooperation programme governing the dialogue for the period 2018-2020, the Rabat Process partners met on 12th and 13th February 2019 in Ouagadougou for a Senior Officials’ Meeting with the main objective of launching the implementation of the Marrakech Action Plan 2018-2020.

The "Support to Africa-EU Migration and Mobility Dialogue (MMD)" is an EU-funded project aiming to create a meaningful partnership on migration cooperation between Africa and Europe. Watch the video to learn more about the MMD and its components, which also include support to the Rabat Process.

The Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP) was adopted at the Valletta Summit on Migration in 2015 by the partners of the Rabat Process and the Khartoum Process. This infographic highlights the progress that has since been achieved by the involved stakeholders. The infographic provides up-to-date insights into the JVAP Database, which contains information about projects and policies in Africa and Europe, addressing the five thematic domains of the JVAP.

Paris, 23-24 October 2018, hosted by France and co-chaired by Senegal.
The root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement are a priority topic in the international cooperation between Africa and Europe. In light of the importance and complexity of the topic, the Rabat Process partners organised a Thematic Meeting exclusively focusing on the root causes of irregular migration in the Rabat Process region. The participating partner countries and stakeholders closely examined this multi-faceted topic and worked towards a common understanding and solutions. The meeting resulted in joint recommendations and conclusions by the co-chairs.