Partnership or conditionality? Monitoring the migration compacts and EU Trust Fund for Africa

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thanks to the collective effort and widespread expertise of the members of the Migration group, CONCORD produced the discussion paper “Partnership or Conditionality? Monitoring the Migration Compacts and EU Trust Fund for Africa”.

The paper aims at monitoring the EU Trust Fund for Africa, launched after La Valletta Summit (November 2015) as innovative tool for a more flexible response to the challenges posed by the current trends on migration. Through the 3 national cases (Libya, Niger and Ethiopia) taken into consideration, the report sheds light on the EU’s partnerships with African countries in the field of migration and the possible consequences of EU’s policies on the ground; assesses whether the Fund is used to divert development assistance from development objectives to meet the specific objectives of EU migration policy; and offers some preliminary recommendations to EU Institutions.