5+5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean

Type: Inter-regional forum on migration (regions covered: Europe - Africa)

Formal association with regional or multi-stakeholder organization: Western Mediterranean Forum

Established: 2002

Objectives
The Western Mediterranean Forum or 5 + 5 Dialogue was officially launched in Rome in 1990 as an informal sub-regional forum of like-minded countries, geographically situated on the western rim of the Euro-Mediterranean littoral. The Western Mediterranean Forum includes parliamentary reunions (Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean) and sectoral reunions, with one of the most notable being the 5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean. 
The 5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean has a forward-looking agenda on information exchange, joint management of international borders, agreed forms of labor migration, migration for development, and protection of the rights of migrants.
 
Current Thematic Focus
  • Combatting human trafficking
  • Irregular migration
  • Labor migration: vocational training, diasporas
  • Migrant integration
  • Migrants' rights and obligations
  • Migration and development
  • Migration and gender
  • Migration and health
  • Data migration
  • Partnership and cooperation on migration
  • Public awareness on migration
  • Regular migration
  • Transit migration
Members
Member States (10 States)
Algeria
France
Italy
Libya
Malta
Mauritania
Morocco
Portugal
Spain
Tunisia

Chairing Country
Current Chairs:  Tunisia and Spain
Past Chair: Mauritania, Morocco

Observers
Observer organizations  (3 organizations)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Labor Organization (ILO)
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

Secretariat
No official secretariat.
In the past, IOM has provided technical and logistical support upon request.

Contact information
Mr Javier Puig Saura
Deputy Director General for the Maghreb 
General Department for Magreb, Mediterranean and the Middle East under the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain

Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
Fax: +34 91 583 83 10 / 11
E-mail: javier.puig@maec.es
Webpage: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/portal/en/

Website
No dedicated website, but please consult the website of the Western Mediterranean Forum - http://westmediterraneanforum.org

Meetings
March 1-2, 2020, Marrakesh, Morocco, 8th Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development
June 13, 2016, Rabat, Morocco, Expert-level preparatory Meeting for the 8th Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean ”.
May 2016, Barcelona, ​​Spain, IMed Meeting “The 5 + 5 Dialogue as a Mechanism of Integration and Regional Cooperation”
October 5-6, 2012, Malta, Second Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Western Mediterranean Forum .
December 13, 2010 , Tripoli, Libya, 7th Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean. 
February 2009, Tunisia, Expert workshop on circular migration,
May 26-27, 2008, Évora, Portugal, 5th Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean.
September 10-11, 2007, Madrid, Spain, Meeting of the follow-up group of the ministerial conference on migration.
December 12 -13, 2006, Algeciras, Spain, 5th Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean “Towards a Global Approach to Migration Processes”.
November 9-10, 2005, Paris, France, Fourth Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean.
September 15-16, 2004, Algiers, Algeria, Third Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean.
December 5- 6, 2003, Tunis, Tunisia, First Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Western Mediterranean Forum.
October 22 - 23, 2003, Rabat, Morocco, 2nd Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean .
October 15-16, 2002, Tunis, Tunisia, First Ministerial Conference on Migration in the Western Mediterranean.

Documents
The 5 + 5 Dialogue as a Mechanism of Integration and Regional Cooperation: For a Common Reflection on the Western Mediterranean (2016)
Malta Declaration (2012)
Migration and Religion Rabat 2005 ( EN and FR )
IOM, Migration Dynamics and Dialogue in the Western Mediterranean
World Migration Report 2005
Synthesis Report: Migration and Development (Tunis 2002) ( EN  | FR )
Synthesis Report: integration policies and the role of national and local actors in the countries of origin and in receiving countries (Tunis 2002) ( EN  | FR )
Tunis Declaration, October 2002