Role of aid in addressing root causes of migration: Achievements, Risks, and the Way Forward
16 GRU 2021


and the

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

are pleased to invite you to the final discussion of the MiDeShare project


Role of aid in addressing root causes of migration: Achievements, Risks, and the Way Forward


Tuesday, 21 December 2021

12:00- 13:00, CET (Warsaw)

Venue: online/ Zoom/ YouTube

Language: English


Following the 2015 refugee and migration management crisis in Europe, many European donors vowed to address “the root causes of migration” by expanding Official Development Assistance to migrant-sending and transit countries. MiDeShare is a PISM and NUPI project that started in 2019 to assess how this policy has been implemented in practice and how effective this approach has proved to be in decreasing irregular migration. This discussion will be an opportunity to present the main findings and conclusions from two years’ work. Based on experiences from the EU, Poland, and Norway, field research in selected refugee crises around the world, and a review of the literature, the project participants will present the main achievements and shortcomings of this approach and suggest some ideas for better management of migration in future.



12:00 Welcoming remarks: Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Research Office, PISM:

12:05 Presentation of the final report of the “MiDeShare project”:

  • Morten Boas, Research Professor, NUPI
  • Patryk Kugiel, Project Coordinator, PISM

12.30 Q&A session


Those wishing to attend via Zoom are kindly requested to register here by 20 December. Once registered, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

Alternatively, you can watch the livestream on our YouTube channel:



This online discussion is organised within the framework of the project Migration and Development: Sharing knowledge between Poland and Norway (MiDeShare). The project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants.