NOVAFRICA News: Measuring policy impact on irregular migration from West Africa

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 results of the research project “Information Gaps and Irregular Migration to Europe” conducted by the NOVAFRICA knowledge at the Nova School of Business and Economics. This project was funded by European Union with a grant of one million euro to evaluate the impact of different policy interventions aimed at providing information and alternatives to irregular migration from West Africa to Europe.

This project has been under the spotlight. Take a look at the following news and reports:

El País
Gambia Radio & Television Service, GRTS
The Point Newspaper
The Standard Newspaper
Expresso (PT Only)
Expresso (PT only)
Sic Noticias (PT only)
Sic Noticias (PT only)
CNN Portugal (PT only)
Diário de Notícias (PT only)
Jornal Agora (PT only)

Fundação Manuel Francisco dos Santos podcast: “How can countries evolve and transform with migration?” (PT only)
Fundação Manuel Francisco dos Santos podcast: “Are economic impact assessments needed ?” (PT only)

Know more about the project here.