Registration open for MIGNEX Policy Conference: What’s next for EU migration and development policy?

On 25 April, MIGNEX is convening a high-level Policy Conference on EU migration and development policy. Register your interest now.

By Hannah Murray – Published on

2024 will be a defining year for EU migration policy.

In April, the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum - set to overhaul EU policies on migration, asylum, integration and border management - will pass through Parliament.

In June, EU citizens will elect new representatives as Members of the European Parliament, shaping the European Parliament’s five-year mandate, including on migration. And throughout the year, migration will remain a pivotal topic in national and regional elections across Europe.

Whether migration has positive or negative effects is highly dependent on the choices facing policymakers across and beyond the EU today.

At this critical juncture, there is a need for credible evidence, established expertise and open dialogue on the direction and shape of future policymaking. This full-day conference seeks to meet those demands, offering new insights for informed, just, evidence-based policies on longstanding and emerging priorities.

This conference marks the culmination of the six-year MIGNEX project; where we will share new data, insights and recommendations on the core questions of the MIGNEX project:

  • The drivers of migration: As people navigate challenges and opportunities in their lives, some see migration to another country as their best next step – what prompts this conclusion?
  • The development impacts of migration: What are the multifaceted impacts of migration, and the circumstances under which migration leads to positive or negative development outcomes?
  • Policy coherence: How do migration management and development processes relate to each other – and does a heavy focus on containment of migration impede wider EU ambitions?

The conference is led in partnership with ODI Europe, ODI’s European office, which steers European policy design and ensures an informed debate about Europe’s role in the global arena.

When and where?

09:30 - 17:30
International Press Centre, Residence Palace, Brussels
This conference is in-person only

Register your interest

Find out more and register your interest here.

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