UNited for a different migration
FEPS established the FEPS Global Migration Group in 2018 with the aim of formulating a new progressive vision on migration ahead the UN General Assembly
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 2019.
On July 11, 2018 after lengthy consultations with stakeholders and negotiations among the UN Member States, the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalised. It was formally adopted by the UN Member States in Marrakesh, Morocco next December. For the first time, a multilateral international agreement tackled all dimensions of one of the most challenging phenomena of our times in a comprehensive and humane way.
In view of this historical event and considering the growing anti-migration and xenophobic sentiments that were spreading in the European continent and elsewhere, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) established a FEPS Global Migration Group with the aim of formulating a new progressive vision on migration. The Group presented their outcome in New York, on September 21st for the conference “UNITED for a different migration” that FEPS organised in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Fondation Jean Jaurès, the Fondazione Italianieuropei and with the support of a number of national foundations.
This was an outstanding opportunity to present the result of the FEPS Global Migration Group’s findings and, above all, to reflect on the implications of the Global Compact and discuss the way forwards for its implementation in the future with outstanding speakers from politics, civil society, international organisations, NGOs, academia, and think tanks.