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Sahel - Europe's new invisible border?

17. oktober, kl. 18:00-19:30
Fellesrådet for Afrika
Kulturhuset
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This event is a part of The Council's migration campaign 2019

The last decade the presence of the EU, and Norway, in the Sahel has increased dramatically. According to EU the Sahel is characterized by corruption, poverty, underdevelopment, organized crime, human trafficking and increasing Jihadism, reflecting also their policies in the region. Are EUs policies too concerned with security, border control and anti terrorism measures? And what are the consequences of Sahel functioning as Europe's border?

What is the actual situation in the Sahel today? Have EUs policies to reduce the number of migrants making the journey to Europe worsened the situation? The local economy in the region has worsened, armed groups are more influential and new and more dangerous migration routes have appeared. What are the consequences of this for the Sahel and how do policy makers find the balance between security and a broad development agenda for the region?

In the panel:

Ely Keita, originally from Mali and is the regional director for Care International in Niger and Burkina Faso. Previously worked as regional director for World Vision.

Morten Bøås, Research Professor at NUPI and mainly working on issues concerning peace and conflict in African countries. Recently involved in a research project on EUs crisis response mechanisms, among other places in the Sahel.

Bård Drange will be the moderator for the evening. Drange was a part of the project on EUs crisis response mechanisms before
he became a Doctoral Researcher at PRIO. Main research interests are conflicts, peace, justice and conflict resolution.

The event is free and open to all!

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