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NOVAFRICA News: The COVID-19 pandemic decreased irregular migration, but only initially!

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 through 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 due to the impact of irregular migration in Europe but also in the world.

Take a look at the following news:

Gambia Radio & Television Service, GRTS
The Point
Fundação Manuel Francisco dos Santos, podcast (PT only)
Expresso (PT only)
Sic Noticias (PT only)
Diário de Notícias (PT only)
Jornal Agora (PT only)

Know more about the project here.