The Khartoum Process facilitates collaboration and information exchange among countries along the migration route between the Horn of Africa and Europe. Our activities include at the political level, Steering Committee Meetings and Senior Officials' Meeting and at the technical level, Thematic Meetings, Thematic Workshops and Trainings.

Informal Working Group

The informal working groups (iWLG) are convened by the Chair to:

  • scrutinise identified needs, project proposals and funding options
  • assist delegations in matching aims and means
  • monitor the progress of the different activities, in line with the Valletta Action Plan.

Informal working groups report to the Steering Committee.

More info and the relevant supporting documents on the different meetings is available below:

  • Date:
  • Location: Rome, Italy
2nd IlWG in Rome, 8 July 2016

At their 2nd meeting in Rome, on 8 July 2016, participants to the Informal Working Group (iLWG) convened to give impetus to the Khartoum Process, including through the implementation of concrete initiatives.

They identified needs in relation to the Horn of Africa Route through the review of ongoing and proposed projects funding options and agreed on a tentative plan of activities for the second half of 2016.

Participants to the 2nd Informal Working Group discussed the following issues:

  • the outcome of the first Thematic Meeting, which took place in Khartoum on 24-25 May
  • information sharing on human trafficking and smuggling of migrants and the role of the proposed Regional Operational Centre
  • the progress on the implementation of several EU projects, including ‘Better Migration Management’ (BMM) and  ‘Addressing Mixed Migration Flows’ (MMF)
  • the outcome of the Valletta ‘stocktaking’ meeting, which took place in Brussels on 21-22 June
  • a brief update on the activities under the Regional Development and Protection Programmes (RDPP) and their link with the broader global agenda on protection and protracted displacement
  • future meetings timetable, agenda and host country 

  • Date:
  • Location: Paris, France

At their first meeting in Paris, on 25 February 2016, the Informal Working Group (iLWG) discussed the following issues:

  • the mapping of projects under the Khartoum Process, including under the Valletta Action Plan
  • the progress of several EU projects, including ‘Better Migration Management’ (BMM)
  • the need to ensure a coherent ‘whole of region’ approach to ‘Better Migration Management’, inclusive of North Africa, and to ensure coherence of BMM and other EU projects with existing international work in the region 
  • training needs in the participating countries
  • the organisation of Thematic Meetings on legal migration including visa facilitation and intra-Africa migration, and on returns and reintegration 
  • the role of National Focal Points and of communication