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About Migration, Diaspora and Co-Development

Most of the world’s international migrants are citizens of developing countries.

Clearly, migration and mobility represent both an opportunity and a challenge for development; they can represent powerful development strategies for migrants and for their countries of origin and destination, but they can have also negative consequences.

Moreover it has to be considered that migration and forced displacement worldwide have reached unprecedented levels and that, in the face of the numbers of refugees, internally displaced persons, as well as irregular migrants globally, all stakeholders need to increase their commitment.

The establishment of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, for instance, shows how the EU commitment at this level is increasing, but all public institutions and civil society organisations should strengthen their efforts to put in place proper governance frameworks.

About punto.sud Engagement

Following a comprehensive approach to the development-migration nexus, punto.sud implements initiatives both in the countries of origin and in the countries of destination.

We identified four priorities:

  • To enhance the collaboration of different stakeholders on migration, development, humanitarian response and human rights issues;
  • To improve the social inclusion of immigrants and refugees in Europe and, more specifically, in Italy, also through the empowerment of diaspora associations;
  • To promote co-development strategies, harnessing the potential of immigrants as development actors and enabling members of diasporas to contribute to their country of origin;
  • To study insufficiently explored aspects of the migration issues.

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