Policy Brief published by the Migration Strategy Group
Relations with African countries have become more important for Germany, and its political engagement with them has noticeably increased. The issue of migration is not the only reason for this, but it has been one of the most important political drivers in recent years. Most likely, the African continent will remain a focal point for migration-related policy issues for Europe. Geographic proximity, demographic changes, geopolitical upheavals, and the forces of climate change, conflict and war, as well as an increasing desire of many to migrate to Europe, mean that Germany has a key interest in deepening partnerships and cooperation with African countries. This report by GMF migration experts Jessica Bither and Astrid Ziebarth in cooperation with Bertelsmann Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung outlines key steps Germany should take to deepen its partnership with African countries on migration.