03 Feb 2022

Migration and Mobility: Creating Positive Change and Fostering Opportunities for Youth and their Communities

  • Date
    17 Feb 2022, 23:30pm
  • Location

Africa-Europe Week.

Title: Migration and Mobility: Creating Positive Change and Fostering Opportunities for Youth and their Communities

Date: 17 February 2022, 15:30 – 17:30 (CEST)

Venue: online

Language: English (with simultaneous interpretation into French)


Young people in Africa often face limited opportunities to study and work. Some confront political circumstances, social situations or life conditions that compel them to leave their country of origin. They often embark upon dangerous migration journeys misinformed and ill-prepared, putting their lives at risk. Since May 2017, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration has supported close to 107,000 migrants, half of them young people, to return to their communities of origin and re-establish themselves at home.

The event will raise awareness on challenges and opportunities around youth, migration and mobility, and will present initiatives enabling young returnees, who are among the most dynamic and active members of a community, to become important actors of change, contributing their skills, experiences, and knowledge to the development of their countries and communities of origin.

We are looking forward to seeing you during the Africa-Europe Week. Please click here to register.

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