Research report


Published by: MMC

Region: North Africa



The Impact of COVID-19 on the EU’s Mediterranean Migration Policies: The Case of Libya

This report in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) examines the impacts of COVID-19 on EU migration policies and procedures in the Mediterranean and investigates how the latter affected the conditions and experiences of refugees and migrants in Libya, focusing particularly on those attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya during the outbreak of COVID-19.

The findings seek to provide European policy-makers with evidence to inform their migration policies and procedures in the Mediterranean, while taking into consideration the impact that international policies have on the lives and mobility of refugees and migrants.

  • Objective 1: To understand how COVID-19 impacted the migration policies and procedures of the EU and MS with operations around the Mediterranean.
  • Objective 2: To examine how migration actors in Libya are managing migration and implementing EU migration policies and procedures, particularly those enacted following the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Objective 3: To understand how refugees and migrants in Libya are being impacted by migration policies and procedures enacted in the wake of the pandemic, with particular reference to their migration planning and journeys.

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