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Portrait of Mehdi Lahlou

Mehdi Lahlou

Visiting researcher
EducationPhD, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Mehdi Lahlou is a Doctor of State in Economic Sciences, University Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France), 1982. He received his Bachelor of Economics at Mohammed V University, Rabat, where he is now an associate researcher. He’s working on the issue of international migration, analyzing the various migratory flows in the Mediterranean and between the Maghreb and the EU. He carried out numerous studies on this subject, with the support of academic and research entities, such as the European University Institute, Istituto Affari Internazionali, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, the European Institute of the Mediterranean, and ​​Al Akhawayn University and has drafted numerous reports with the support of the Moroccan Ministry in charge of migrants living abroad and migration affairs, and the International Labor Office for German Cooperation (GIZ). He’s been an NGO representative to UNESCO since 2016. Recent collaborations have been undertaken with Keele University, UK (within a North African project, called MADAR) and with colleagues at University of Montreal, the University of Paris, Institute of Political Studies, and the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. He is a member of the Knowledge Platform for Migration Governance in Africa, the Bureau of Association Migration International, Morocco, and is the General Secretary of NAMAN (North African Network of Researchers working on Migration and Migration Policies in the Maghreb.

Recent publications

2023. Migration: au Maghreb, des politiques en manque de boussole (external link) . Tribune, March 9, 2023.

2022. Mobilisation des compétences marocaines à l’étranger Un état des lieux, des recommandations. Rabat. (Coordinator with the support of ICMPD.)

Boubakri, H., Ed. 2021. Les Migrations en Afrique du Nord: une position peu confortable entre l’Afrique subsaharienne et l’Europe?  

2021.  (PDF file) Migration Governance and the Rabat process: the case of Morocco (external link) . Knowledge Platform for Migration Governance in Africa (KP).  

2021. EU-Africa Partnership on Migration and Mobility in Light of COVID-19: Perspectives from North Africa (external link) . Rome, IAI 21|03).