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

A mechanism to monitor the Valletta Action Plan 

The Khartoum Process is mandated, like other mechanisms, to monitor the implementation of the initiatives and actions included in the Valletta Action Plan for the period 2016- 2018. You can also find the Valletta Declaration here.

  • Date:
  • Location: Addis Ababa

On the 14th and 15th of November 2018, around 280 Senior Officials from across Europe and Africa met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The participants met to follow up on both the conclusions established during the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Malta last year, and the progress made under the five domains of the Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP), adopted at the Migration Summit in Malta in 2015.

The SOM gave an opportunity to all partners to reiterate the core principles of solidarity, partnership, and shared responsibility. The participants also expressed their commitment to respond decisively and to jointly manage migration flows in all their aspects. The meeting focused on the state of play of the JVAP, including analysis and suggestions for a way forward. The partners also discussed the Khartoum and Rabat Processes which, as key dialogues, are mandated to monitor and report on the implementation and progress of the Joint Valletta Action Plan. The current situation of the different bilateral and European instruments contributing to the JVAP objectives was also examined. The meeting concluded with recommendations for the way forward for the JVAP.

  • Date:
  • Location: Valletta, Malta

The Joint Valletta Action Plan Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) which took place in Malta on 8-9 February 2017, embodied a spirit of cooperation and solidarity. The meeting gathered delegations from Africa and Europe to take stock of the progress made to date under the Joint Valetta Action Plan and led to the adoption of a set of joint conclusions, based on the recommendations of the Rabat Process and the Khartoum Process. The following documents of the meeting can be found below:

  • Joint conclusions
  • Khartoum Process Analysis Report
  • Rabat Process Analysis Report
  • Mapping documents Table 1 and 2
  • Final Programme