Conclusions of the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center study “Information Gaps and Irregular Migration to Europe” were presented at a workshop in The Gambia with project authors Tijan L Bah (Nova School of Business & Economics and U Gambia), Cátia Batista (Nova School of Business & Economics), Flore Gubert (IRD Paris), David McKenzie (World Bank), and Gambian government representatives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has initially decreased irregular migration to Europe by the poorest African youth. But more recently, the migration numbers have been rising – especially in the Atlantic – and the desire to migrate remains very high. A trend expected to be kept in the foreseeable future. These are some of the research project results from the study “Information Gaps and Irregular Migration to Europe” conducted by the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center. This project was funded by European Union through a grant of one million euros to evaluate the impact of different policy interventions to provide information and alternatives to irregular migration from West Africa to Europe. The project took place in The Gambia, the African country with the highest rate of irregular migration to Europe, and included work with 4000 potential migrants in the country.
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