PhD researcher or student information
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to website with profile: https://law.maastrichtuniversity.nl/transmic/projects/transnational-migration-postcolonial-ties-and-mobility-partnership-between-the-eu-and-third-countries-a-comparative-study/
Degrees BA: Law
International Relations/ Development studies
Law and European Studies
PhD Research Information
Brief description:The aim of my research is to assess whether Mobility Partnerships can have legal or policy relevance for third countries, even though they are soft law instruments, and if so, to understand what factors can be favorable or detrimental to their potential legal and policy relevance.
Methodology:First, I conducted a comparative analysis of the legal and policy frameworks in Morocco and Cape Verde and looked at potential developments since the conclusion of their respective Mobility Partnerships, giving a before and after picture of the frameworks. I presented the legal and policy frameworks not only from their purely administrative perspective but also from the perspective of the rights they can confer to migrants staying in the third country. Then, I carried out an empirical study of the implementation of the Mobility Partnerships with Morocco and Cape Verde, to see what projects have been implemented so far and which ones could potentially have legal and policy relevance. Finally, I “connected the dots” and analyzed to what extent is the implementation of Mobility Partnerships’ projects linked to the legal and policy developments occurring in Cape Verde and Morocco, linking particular projects to specific legal and policy developments. In order to have a full picture of the interests at stake, I conducted 69 interviews in Morocco, Cape Verde, Portugal, France and Belgium, with different stakeholders. I chose to compare the cases of Morocco and Cape Verde because they allowed me to test the relevance of three criteria that I identified, as potentially influencing the way Mobility Partnerships can be relevant.
Keywords: West Africa, Partenariat de Mobilité, Politique Européenne Migratoire, Dimension Externe, North Africa, Morocco, Mobility Partnership, European Migration Policy, External Dimension, Migrant's Rights, European Union., Comparative Law, Cape Verde, African migration, Africa
Language(s) of writing: English
University of Minho
Additional information:Co-supervisor: Professor Maarten Vink, University of Maastricht.