Civil Society Must Play A Greater Role In Migration Governance, NGOs Say At Malta Summit

Valletta, 9 February 2017 - Fifteen months after the launch of the Joint Valletta Action Plan (external link), European and African civil society organizations attended the Senior Official Meeting (link is external) that took place on 8-9 February in Malta.

This invitation demonstrated awareness by all African and European delegations about the necessity to have an inclusive process in order to seek dignified and realistic solutions for the victims of irregular migration. What is needed now is to initiate a true working relationship where the hardships endured by migrants are channeled through civil society organizations and taken into account in policy discussions.