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  • Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)


    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI), Italy

    2 000 000 EUR (MEDA) and 1 400 000 EUR (AENEAS)


    A network of scientific correspondents in 17 partner countries (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey)

    Objectives and Results
    CARIM aims, in an academic perspective, to observe, analyse, and forecast migration in Southern & Eastern Mediterranean and Sub- Saharan Countries. All countries are studied as origin, transit and immigration countries. External experts from the European Union and countries of the target region also contribute to CARIM activities. CARIM has inter alia established a Migration Observatory for North Africa and the Mediterranean.
    CARIM carries out the following activities:
    - Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan migration database;
    - Research and publications;
    - Meetings of academics and between experts and policy makers;
    - Migration Summer School;
    - Outreach.
    The activities of CARIM cover the economic and demographic, legal and socio-political aspects of international migration in the target region.

    Publications and Other Resources
    CARIM has issued a number of publications (available at These include:
    - The Fight against Trafficking in Selected South Eastern Mediterranean and EU States
    - A transversal research on the Fight against Trafficking and Smuggling in South Eastern Mediterranean Legislations (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon) (forthcoming)

    Further Information
    CARIM - Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration - and