The CARIM-South Project is part of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC), which conducts advanced research on global migration to serve migration governance needs at the European level, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society.
The current phase of the Project covers all South and East Mediterranean countries (SEM) countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, as well as Mauritania and Sudan.
The Project provides data, analyses, and recommendations contributing to the improvement of understanding and management of migration from, through and to the SEM region.
Most recent developments in migration trends affecting the SEM region and its neighbourhood, primarily the European Union, are taken as a priority in the Project. Post-Arab uprisings’ migration patterns and policy changes, issues of labour mobility between the SEM region and the EU are particularly focused on, as well as current forced displacements following the outbreak of the wars in Libya and in Syria early 2011.