A zone of fragility has emerged at the Europe’s Southern doorstep that stretches from the Sahel to North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. Security challenges there are increasingly trans-regional. Many of these are particularly pronounced in border areas, which have emerged as corridors of militancy, organized crime and economic marginalization.

This  seminar addresses the main drivers and manifestations of fragility across the Maghreb and Sahel including key security threats, governance failures, ethnic issues and resource scarcity. It also aims to explore concrete options for regional and international actors to work together to tackle these challenges and improve human security across this vast region.

The seminar is organised by FRIDE and NUPI with the kind support of Hivos and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.