This publication presents contributions by international experts on various aspects of West African migration. It provides a contrasting perspective to current debates which essentially focus on security issues. This rather non-institutional approach promotes a constant dialogue based on analyses of the actual situation: the authors encourage "win-win" mobility for all parties involved (Europe, North Africa and West Africa), whether it be a host, transit or departure country.
Table of contents:
Summary PART I. WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS FOR A WEST AFRICAN COMMON APPROACH ON MIGRATION? Chapter 1. Migration Management in West Africa within the context of ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the Common Approach on Migration: Challenges and Prospects by Aderanti ADEPOJU Chapter 2. The Co-operation on Readmission and Enforced Return in the African-European Context by Jean-Pierre CASSARINO Chapter 3. Migration and Settlement Management in Sub-Saharan and West Africa by Jean-Marie COUR Chapter 4. Migration and Development in ECOWAS Countries: What Role for the Maghreb? by Mehdi LAHLOU Chapter 5. Migration and Population in West Africa: Political Issues and Perspectives by Dieudonné OUEDRAOGO Chapter 6. ECOWAS, an Area of Free Movement and First Border Post for the Schengen Area by Nelly ROBIN PART II. CASE STUDIES: MAURITANIA AND SENEGAL Chapter 7. Mauritania: Restrictions on the "Return Effects" of Intense and Diverse Migratory Movements by Ali BENSAÂD Chapter 8. Migrants Criminalised While Making the Journey by Mandiogou NDIAYE and Nelly ROBIN PART III. INTERVENTIONS AND INTERVIEWS Chapter 9. Niger – A Crossroads of African Migration Networks: Interview with Guy-Michel BOLOUVI Chapter 10. Migration Towards and Transiting Through the Central Sahara: From International to Local Patterns and Practices: Interview with Julien BRACH Chapter 11. The Relationship between Migration and Development by Jean-Christophe DEBERRE Chapter 12. A Few Questions for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO): Interview with the FCO