Border management and the role of NGOs in Libya
Libya has always been a final destination and a stepping stone to Europe for migrants. This situation became more complicated after the overthrow of Libya’s dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The country hosted more than two million migrants, mostly coming from Africa. The EU-funded LIBORG project will investigate the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the reconfiguration of Libya’s border regime. It will evaluate the EU’s externalisation process, which supports countries of origin and transit in their efforts to stem migration. The project will map the different NGOs active in this field and analyse their mandates and activities. Ultimately, it will assess the associations between the EU’s externalisation process, NGOs and human rights issues.