Launch of the Mediterranean Migration Network


Publication date

Feb 20, 2012


Migration is one of the key challenges that the European Union (EU) faces. What are the common challenges faced by EU member states in the Mediterranean region? How can EU member states better learn from each other? How can they collaborate to develop better policies and endorse practices that will facilitate migrant integration? These and other key issues will be addressed by the newly-established Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN).



The network’s aim is to promote collaboration and exchange of good practices among public and private stakeholders that are active in the fields of migration and integration. In addition, MMN will: develop a collaborative framework among national and European public services and other relevant stakeholders; develop and manage a database of resources on migration, integration, and diversity; and build the professional capacity of the network’s members through educational material and activities.

The MMN is managed by the independent, non-governmental, non-profit research and development centre CARDET, in cooperation with the consultancy firm INNOVADE. The Action “Establishment of multilateral networks with Mediterranean countries”, (Action 7, European Integration Fund for Third Country Nationals, Annual Programme 2010) is co-funded by the European Integration Fund for Third Country Nationals (75%) and the Republic of Cyprus (25%).

For details about the Action and on joining the MMN, please visit the Network’s website at

Action coordinator: Sotiris Themistokleous, Assistant Director, CARDET (

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