Towards a European Partnership Policy (EPP) with the South and the East: Fostering Dynamics, Fighting Root Causes of Migration

The Policy Crossover Center: Vienna – Europe (PCC) WORKING PAPER 3/2017

29 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2019

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Karl Aiginger

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Heinz Handler

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Technology - Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Research Group Economics (ECON); Austrian Federal Chancellery - Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes

Date Written: November 22, 2017

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to design a policy which promotes political and economic stability in the European neighbourhood, increases its economic dynamics, and strengthens good governance. The "European Neighbourhood" refers to regions which are geographically close to the EU, but do not belong to the EU and do not have any prospect of accession, i.e. Africa, the Middle East, the Black Sea area, and the successor states of the Soviet Union. The current paper provides a number of elements of a successful partnership, some of which complement the existing European Neighbourhood Policy as well as Development Policy and lead to an active Partnership Policy which should be welcomed by either partner due to its potential to increase dynamics and well-being and to reduce the potential for conflict and disruptive migration.

Keywords: European Neighborhood Policy, Development Policy, Marshall Plan with Africa, Juncker Fund, Migration, Education

JEL Classification: F22, F35, F42, F55

Suggested Citation

Aiginger, Karl and Handler, Heinz J., Towards a European Partnership Policy (EPP) with the South and the East: Fostering Dynamics, Fighting Root Causes of Migration (November 22, 2017). The Policy Crossover Center: Vienna – Europe (PCC) WORKING PAPER 3/2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3270919 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3270919

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