Circular Migration and Political Complications

Sebastian Stølen-Bosse & Mads Karenkewitsch Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt



This project focus on the Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP), an agreement made in 2015 between the African Union and the European Union, to decrease the number of irregular migrants to Europe. More specifically, we zoom in on Domain 2 of the JVAP, and we ask why this Domain is part of the plan. Domain 2 calls for a circular migration approach, which could benefit Member States in both Unions, but the EU Member States do not seem to want to pursue this Domain, and they are not living up to their obligations. They are much more concerned witg Domain 5 of the JVAP, regarding readmission of irregular migration. The AU Member States, however, focus much more on Domain 2. These contradictions make way for negotiations to be made, but the lack of willingness by the EU Member States to cooperate, deteriorates their basis for further negotiation. We also examine the complications in terms of the implementation of Domain 2. It is a national competence to decide the volume of admission of third-country nationals, and as we look closer to national immigration policy it becomes clear, that national governments stand in the way of the implementation of Domain 2.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider36
VejledereHenrik Andersen


  • Migration
  • Cicular
  • Paradox
  • Politics