Euro-African racisms and populisms, consequences of the externalisation of migration policies

Bilingual public webinar (EN/FR) on 4 June 2024, 2.30pm to 4.30pm (GMT+2)

A Migreurop public conference was due to be held in Tunis on 17 May entitled "Euro-African racisms and populisms, consequences of the externalisation of migration policies", organised in collaboration with FTCR and FTDES. Due to the repression in Tunisia, the conference could not take place.

In agreement with its Tunisian members and partners, the Migreurop network has decided to maintain this event in the form of a webinar on Tuesday 4 June 2024, while several trials are currently taking place, including that of the activist Saadia Mosbah, founder and president of the Mnemty association, which fights against racial discrimination in Tunisia. This webinar has been an opportunity, by reflecting from different regions, to adopt a comparative approach to better understand and fight against what is happening in Tunisia and elsewhere.

Together, let’s maintain spaces for collective reflection and solidarity, in support of Tunisian civil society, which is bearing the full brunt of the authorities’ criminalisation.

Watch the full webinar video:


Introduction Migreurop 

  • 2.30pm: Sophie-Anne Bisiaux, activist and independent researcher, co-president of Migreurop & Cheima Ben Hmida, FTCR, member of Migreurop – FR

Racialisation of people on the move in Italy and multiplication of externalisation deals 

  • 2.40pm: Giorgia Pintus, ARCI, member of Migreurop – EN
  • 2.50pm: Adelaide Massimi, ASGI, member of Migreurop – EN

New deals and the upturning of externalisation in Mauritania and Niger

  • 3.00pm: Moussa Tchangari, Alternative Espaces Citoyens (AEC Niger), member of Migreurop – FR
  • 3.10pm: Hassan Ould Moctar, independant researcher and writer, member of Migration Control – EN

Racism and criminalisation of migration in the service of widespread repression in Morocco and Tunisia 

  • 3.20pm: Sébastien Bachelet, anthropologist, University of Manchester – FR
  • 3.30pm: Romdhane Ben Amor, FTDES, member of Migreurop – FR


  • 3.45 pm: Valentina Zagaria, anthropologist, University of Manchester, co-president de Migreurop – EN

Discussion 4.00-4.30pm

Photo : Demonstration by the Aswat Nissa association in Tunis on 25 February 2023 against the racist discourse made by the president, Kaïs Saïed, a few days earlier.