EU tackles migrant smuggling challenges through cross-border cooperation

February 25, 2019
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Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) brought together representatives from law enforcement authorities of EU Member States and non-EU countries; the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union; the European Commission; partner agencies and academia to collaborate and discuss cross-border crimes within the migratory context under Mobility Partnerships (MPs) and Common Agendas on Migration and Mobility (CAMMs).

During the in-depth exchange, the experts shared experiences and developed new ideas to combat migrant smuggling. The purpose of the meeting was to enable a wide dialogue among law enforcement entities in the area of migrant smuggling and its links with document fraud. Participants were offered a unique opportunity to discuss strategic approaches and explore ways to enhance cross-border cooperation, within the framework of MPs/CAMMs.

ICMPD is an international organisation with 17 Member States, a mission in Brussels and regional offices and representatives throughout Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Its purpose is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations. It receives funding from its Member States, the European Commission, the UN and other multilateral institutions, as well as bilateral donors.


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Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Tunisia