The Migration-Control.Info Project is a transnational network of activists, journalists, translators, academics and anti-racist organisations from Europe and Africa. We document the externalisation of European migration control to third countries, especially in Africa. We work decentralized, self-organized and non-hierarchical.
Externalized Migration Control
Since the establishment of the Schengen zone in the early 1990s the European Union and its member states have increasingly worked with their neighbouring countries to control their borders. Security oriented measures, such as the conclusion of return agreements, joint border patrolling and border capacity building have been accompanied by an increasing use of development aid to stop migration. Since the mid-2000s and the emergence of the "routes approach" borders have been shifted increasingly southward and have become a priority area of cooperation between the Union and African states.
The central research tool of our platform. Here you can find a comprehensive compilation of relevant regions, important terms, agencies and NGOs as well as country reports.Read more
The blog gathers short analysis of and commentary on recent events linked to European migration control by researchers, activists and journalists.Read more
In our library we collect reports, analyses and other resources which complement the Wiki entries. Policy documents and agreements are gathered here only if we deem them particularly important.Read more
Border Profiteers List
A list of companies involved in and benefiting from the technological upgrading of the (externalized) European borders.Read more