Fostering Just Migration Governance

How can we manage migration in a fair way? This question is at the core of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2015 – and of the publication "A Fair Deal on Talent – Fostering Just Migration Governance" of the Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung.

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If well managed, migration generates benefits for migrants, their countries of origin and the countries they settle in. For migrants, it can help them expand their skill sets and improve their standard of living. For destination countries, it can alleviate demographic pressures and foster cultural diversity. For origin countries, it can bring benefits associated with remittances and knowledge transfers. However, in reality, these benefits are rarely achieved, as migration policy failures frequently lead to suboptimal or even negative outcomes. Realizing the full potential of migration therefore demands we foster a paradigm shift toward the fair management of migration.

Fair migration is driven by the desire to achieve a triple-win for migrants, destination countries and origin countries. In addition to outlining the key challenges and opportunities associated with fair migration, this volume examines the good practices of a variety of countries and institutions which highlight aspects of fair migration. The volume concludes with policy recommendations for effective and fair migration policymaking at the national and international levels.

As a conceptual and empirical contribution to both national and international debates on managing migration, this volume aims to enrich discussions among policymakers, business leaders, civil society actors and scholars alike.

The volume can be ordered under the following link. There is also a German language version of the publication available: "Migration gerecht gestalten – Weltweite Impulse für einen fairen Wettbewerb um Fachkräfte".