Held within the framework of the MED – MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES, the Rome MED 2021 Migration Forum will focus on recalibrating dialogue on migration between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
Even in the post-pandemic era, global migration will not “disappear”. There are now an estimated 281 million migrants worldwide, around a third of which live either in the EU27 or in the MENA region. And, for lack of better alternatives, more than 100,000 irregular migrants continue to attempt risky journeys across the Mediterranean each year.
The Rome MED 2021 Migration Forum will focus on recalibrating dialogue on migration between the two shores of the Mediterranean. By reorienting the focus of policy dialogue on longer term approaches to migration and sustainable development, the forum seeks to re-energize partnerships and foster a positive agenda which is conducive to strengthened collaborative migration governance and mutually beneficial mobility schemes.
MED – MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES is the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) in Rome with the aim to rethink traditional approaches to the area complementing analyses of current challenges with new ideas and suggestions and to draft a new “positive agenda”, addressing shared challenges at both the regional and the international level.
More information about speakers and the full conference program will be provided shortly on the event website.