EU working together with African partners on migration: Launch of Team Europe initiatives
December 13, 2022
The EU and African partners have launched two Team Europe Initiatives (TEI) focused on the Atlantic/Western Mediterranean and the Central Mediterranean migratory routes to ensure joint efforts by Member States and the EU addressing the migration challenges that the EU and its partners of North Africa are confronted with due to the upsurge of irregular flows and abuse by smuggling networks.
The initiatives will contribute to implementing the external dimension of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum and combine Member States’ activities with cooperation and coordination at the EU level through a whole-of-route approach.
The two initiatives bring together African and European countries of origin, transit, and destination. They will create new opportunities for coordination with partner countries, international partners, and relevant UN Agencies The TEI for the Central Mediterranean Route will support the roll out of operational actions to manage migration under the EU Action Plan for the Central Mediterranean.
These initiatives foresee stepping up joint work on the five priority domains of the Joint Valletta Action Plan, which aims to support African and European partners by enhancing migration governance.