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Human Mobility: a local, regional and global call for collective action and evidence-based public discourse

Migration is to be understood as a complex, structured and inherent phenomenon. The phenomenon of migration, or more broadly, the phenomenon of human mobility, insofar as it is coextensive with human life and human flow, cannot be tackled, let alone regulated and contained, with the approach that is currently being used, the emergency approach.

Reducing the phenomenon of migration to a security or safety issue, treating it as a problem, an issue that needs to be urgently controlled, by building walls and redrawing boundaries in international waters, means also reducing drastically our capacities, tools and knowledge to understand this complex phenomenon and act accordingly.