Regional Symposium in Côte d’Ivoire on Irregular Migrations from West Africa towards Europe

When :

from Tuesday 12 March, 2019
to Friday 15 March, 2019

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

N'Sahôtel, Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire

Contact :

Zan Tiato Daniel, (Commission nationale); Hugue Ngandeu, (UNESCO)

The National Commission for UNESCO of Côte d'Ivoire, with the support of the UNESCO Offices in Abidjan, Abuja and Dakar, is organizing a Regional Symposium on the theme: "Irregular migration from West Africa to Europe: what challenges for ECOWAS countries?" to be held in Grand-Bassam, UNESCO historic and world heritage city, from 12 to 14 March 2019.

This Symposium is intended as a platform for the exchange of ideas between specialists from all fields interested in migration issues: African integration ministers, researchers, academics, civil society, etc.

Mobilize around panels and discussion sessions. This symposium will focus on existing national strategies, opportunities and challenges within ECOWAS in the field of migration, providing a forum for discussion and sharing of experience on field actions.

The participants will focus their discussion on more specific sub-themes to explore, among others, the causes and impacts of irregular migration in the ECOWAS region, strategies and policies to combat it, human rights issues related to this phenomenon, the place of knowledge production and regulatory policies, the perspective from youth and women.

The ultimate aim will be to contribute to a reflection that will make it possible to better understand and give a more human face to migration by curbing its irregular aspects, which bring incalculable dramatic consequences for the ECOWAS sub-region and the continent as a whole.