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.
ICMPD supports fifteen West African countries in the fight against human trafficking
On 21–25 July 2014, ICMPD is supporting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with its Annual Review Meeting of the Member States' National Focal Points (NFPs) on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) at the ECOWAS Commission headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.
Cape Verde’s new Law on Foreigners is published
On 17 July 2014, the new Law on Foreigners was published in the Official Journal of Cape Verde. The publication follows two successful MIEUX actions in Cape Verde that provided support in reviewing and updating existing migration policies.
FReM project workshop: participants discuss the Guidelines and Monitoring Tools for Forced Return Monitors
ICMPD, together with the partners of the project and Frontex, gathered on 23–24 June 2014 in Budapest to discuss the draft Guidelines and Monitoring Tools for Forced Return Monitors. The workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Interior of Hungary.
Meeting of the National Anti-trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe takes place in Istanbul
In the framework of the Brdo Process, the National Anti-trafficking Coordinators (NATC) from South-Eastern Europe (SEE) gathered on 25–26 June 2014 in Istanbul.