This third workshop-debate proposes a reflection on the central Mediterranean migratory route, which has become over these last few years the most deadly of the world. Today, this raises human, political and economic challenges to all countries in the region. Humanitarian actors in civil society and, more generally, active citizens, are confronted with this dramatic situations, both on land and at sea. They are also increasingly confronted with violent extremism and societies where tensions and fear spread out. The criminalization of migration, a fundamental trend of the last 40 years in Europe, has gradually extended to humanitarian aid and solidarity.

Facing the international conventions on human rights being threatened and questioned, what advocacy can operate today? What collective strategy to build up alternatives to violent extremism?

These debates rely on four specific and complementary interventions, coming from Tunisian, Libyan and French civil societies and research in Human Sciences :

  • Jean-Yves ABECASSIS, Volunteer for SOS MEDITERRANEE, since 2015, member of the board of directors and the Bureau, responsible for raising awareness.
  • Jamel MSALEM, President of the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH)
  • Camille CASSARINI, PhD student in Geography at the University of Aix-Marseille and attached to the Laboratory of Population Environment and Development (LPED), component of the IRD
  • Ramadan ALAMAMI, Public prosecutor and Program Assistant at Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

This workshop-debate is organized both as part of our cycle of meetings between researchers and development and cooperation professionals, and in the framwork of a meeting of the programme Soyons Actifs/Actives (Multi-Actors Concerted Programme-PCPA Tunisia) held in Marseille .

Download the programme (in French)

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