The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), established in 1993 by Austria and Switzerland, is an international organisation that works in migration-related fields. Although ICMPD has a European basis, it carries out its activities throughout the world, including in Europe, Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and South America. Through its six Competence Centres, ICMPD provides its 15 Member States and numerous partners with in-depth knowledge and expertise in dealing with the phenomena of migration. It does so through using a holistic 3-pillar approach: research, capacity building and migration dialogues.
Conference launches new border management project in Armenia and Georgia
The opening conference of the project ‘Provision of Equipment and Infrastructure for the Bagratashen–Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia and Enhancement of Their Capacities (BSIBM)’ took place on 11 April 2014 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Migration and development workshop examines the role of the private sector in development
The EU-financed EUROMED Migration III project held a four-day migration and development workshop on the topic of private sector development through migration in Eschborn, Germany, on 25–28 March 2014.
ICMPD and EU-LISA meet to discuss possible cooperation
On 20 March 2014, the first meeting between representatives of ICMPD and the European agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (EU-LISA) took place in Tallinn.
Experts discuss the impact assessment of the ECOWAS Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in West Africa
One of the first official events of the EU-funded project ‘Support to Free Movement and Migration in West Africa (FMM West Africa)’ was held on 3 April 2014 at the ECOWAS Commission headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss the impact assessment of the ECOWAS Plan of Action on TIP.