Internal Solidarity, External Migration Management: The EU Pact and Migration Policy Towards Jordan
Chapter 7 Internal Solidarity, External Migration Management: The EU Pact and Migration Policy Towards Jordan argues that, at a time of unprecedented health and economic crises, a new EU Pact should represent an opportunity to break from the restrictive and destructive agendas that have long framed European migration policy. Drawing on the situation in Jordan – one of the EU’s key migration partner countries – the Chapter examines how efforts to support refugees’ livelihoods where they currently live have been a key element of the EU’s externalisation agenda. It explores the successes and failures of these policies, and then the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for livelihoods policies and programmes. It argues that the events of 2020, which have threatened many refugees’ (already deeply precarious) livelihoods, demonstrate that – now more than ever – a new approach is needed.