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.

8 - 9 November 2017 - Luxor, Egypt: Trilateral Thematic Meeting on Trafficking and Smuggling of People, Focusing on Unaccompanied Minors
Hosted by Egypt, the trilateral meeting brought together the representatives of the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative, the Khartoum Process, and the Rabat Process. For the first time, the partner countries and organisations taking part in these three processes, as well as thematic experts, came together for a trilateral meeting, chaired by the presiding countries of each process.

Visa facilitation at the core of the next Thematic Meeting of the “Rabat Process”, on 30 November and 1 December 2016.

The next thematic meeting of the Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and Development, also known as “Rabat Process”, will discuss visa facilitation. The meeting will take place in Cidade Velha, Cabo Verde, under the co-presidency of Cabo Verde and Portugal. Members of the Khartoum Process (EU Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative), are also invited to participate.

A training of trainers on fraudulent travel documents and irregular migration took place between 19-22 April in Brazzaville, as part of the technical assistance of the support project. 

Thematic meeting held on 15-16 June 2015 in Rabat, Morocco.

Under the co-presidency of Morocco and Spain, partner countries shared their experiences in the area of asylum and international protection to identify ways to strengthen and develop national protection systems and to improve regional cooperation in the Rabat Process region.

Thematic meeting held in Paris on 24-25 April 2014.

Participating States worked to identify good practices and concrete initiatives with regard to managing the movement of persons during the crisis phase, their stay in host countries and the return of displaced persons in the post-crisis phase, with the aim of establishing or strengthening regional cooperation and coordination mechanisms. 

They also sought to identify cooperation and coordination mechanisms to maximize the contribution to development of migrants and refugees in Europe and in Africa, in a crisis and post-crisis phase.

Thematic meeting held on 5-6 November 2013 in Madrid, Spain. 

Partner countries met to exchange and strengthen regional synergies on border management in order to address the challenges of porous borders and lack of operational cooperation at both inter-agency and international level, which compromise regional integration efforts and free movement at the regional level.

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