Bob van Dillen is a migration expert at the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid, the Dutch member of Caritas Europa. Cordaid is an international development organization working in fragile states in over 20 countries throughout the world. He has worked for Cordaid since 2004 and has chaired the migration and development task force of CONCORD, the European confederation of development NGOs, since 2014. He is also coordinator for SDGs and migration for the Migration and Development Civil Society Network.
EU self-interests push migrant and refugee rights to the sidelines, write CONCORD members Sophia Wirsching and Bob van Dillen in this guest commentary. Is the EU really serious about tackling today’s key migration challenges and how can policies be more adequate?