The Conference for parliaments from the European Union and from the Mediterranean region is being jointly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of Malta and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.
The Conference aims to bring together parliamentarians from the region in order to discuss concerted responses to current migration challenges and opportunities. It further aims to further explore what this means concretely for receiving, transit and countries of origin and to identify concrete steps that their parliaments can take, including through the promotion of stronger regional and cross-regional coordination and cooperation, to help ensure fair, smart and humane migration. The outcome of the conference should also provide a parliamentary perspective to the negotiation of a Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration that will take place at the United Nations between February and July 2018.
The proceedings will be conducted in English, French and Arabic.