A Rabat Process Senior Officials' Meeting will take place in Paris, France, on 20 and 21 October 2020. 

The main objectives of the meeting are as follows:

  • To take stock of the Marrakesh Action Plan 2018-2020 implementation and endorse the programme for 2021 and beyond
  • To handover the dialogue Chairmanship
  • To review progress of the JVAP implementation
  • To exchange and present the role of the champion countries that will lead and guide the future implementation of specific pillars of the Marrakesh Action Plan
  • To draw recommendations aimed at ensuring the operationalisation of the Dialogue, also taking into account the consequences of COVID-19

Please note that the delegation format will be 1+1 per country/organisation. 

The workshop on "International migration and development: integrating migration into development policies and development cooperation policies" will take place on 19 October 2020 in Paris, France.

The general objective of this workshop is to contribute to improving the understanding and knowledge of initiatives such as strategies, action plans and projects integrating the dimension of the migration-development nexus in Rabat Process region. This is the first label event in the framework of the Rabat Process, and it will be organised by France, the current Chair of the Dialogue.

Please note that the delegation format will be 1 representative per country/organisation. 

The Voluntary Return and Reintegration workshop, postponed due to the global health crisis, is planned for early December 2020.

Its general objective is to identify a common corpus of good practices between European and African countries on the conditions for the success of voluntary return and reintegration programs, allowing the development and strengthening of these initiatives.

To do this, the workshop was divided into three sessions over two days: (1) Strengths and challenges of voluntary return and reintegration for the States of the Rabat Process, (2) How to further develop voluntary returns from destination and transit countries?, (3) How to ensure the success of voluntary returns and reintegration?

Please note that the delegation format will be 1 representative per country/organisation.