In 2016, a record number of migrants and refugees died in attempting to cross the Mediterranean in search of better living conditions.
This humanitarian crisis has shown that the current border management and asylum system in Europe are no longer adequate. A new approach is urgently needed!
Governments from Africa and the EU have to find a way to manage migration comprehensively and develop concrete solutions to protect and save lives.
This is why the Crans Montana Forum organises in the framework of its Session on Africa and South-South Cooperation in Dakhla (Morocco), from March 16 to 21, 2017, a Special Programme which will address the root causes of migration crisis and discuss the future cooperation between Africa and the EU.