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Policy paper on Arab Mediterranean youth migration
Wednesday 22 March 2017, Elena Sánchez-Montijano & Marina Girona Raventós
Entitled “Arab Mediterranean youth migration. Who wants to leave, and why?” , this policy paper was written by Elena Sánchez-Montijano and Marina Girona Raventós (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs - CIDOB).
The purpose of this policy paper is to identify and explain the push factors behind the phenomenon of Arab Mediterranean youth migration. The analysis of these young potential immigrants’ intentions and motivations for emigration is addressed in order to make a relevant contribution to the concern about immigrant arrivals to the EU. The document shows the absolute importance of push factors of an economic nature.