Working Group Meetings

The Budapest Process Working Groups gather expert officials from national administrations to examine, discuss and share information and best practices on matters dealing with concrete migration challenges. The Working Groups are established as a result of expressed interest from participating states and reflect the main issues discussed in the Process. Following the revision of the management of the Budapest Process in 2009, the following working group structure was adopted in 2010:

  • WG on South Eastern Europe
  • WG on the Black Sea Region
  • WG on the Silk Routes Region 
Upcoming Working Group meetings are:

  • South East Europe, Budapest, Hungary, 34 June 2014
  • Black Sea Region, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1112 September 2014
  • Silk Routes Region, Location tbc, 56 November 2014

 

Forth Meeting of the Working Group on the Silk Routes Region

Date: 2829 October 2013

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Description: The 4th Meeting of the Budapest Process Working Group on the Silk Routes Region constituted at the same time the final intergovernmental meeting within the framework of the project "Fostering Cooperation in the Area of Migration with and in the Silk Routes Region" implemented under the umbrella of the Budapest Process.The meeting consisted of three main parts:

  • the presentation of results of the Silk Routes I project
  • the way forward regional perspective of the multi-annual strategy for the Budapest Process
  • presentations on migration management structures in the Silk Routes countries as well as in the donor countries.
Conclusions: en ru

 

Third Meeting of the Budapest Process Working Group on the Black Sea Region

Date: 1213 November 2012

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Description: The objective of the third working group meeting on the Black Sea Region was to investigate links between regular and irregular migration in the Black Sea Regiion, approaching the topic from four different angles:

  • irregular migration, recent trends in the Black Sea Region
  • labour migration in the Black Sea Region
  • channels for legal migration and mobility in the Black Sea Region, including misuse of such channels
  • the role of administrative procedures and secure documents.
Conclusions: en ru

 

Budapest Process Working Group on the Silk Routes Region

Date: 2829 June 2012

Location:
Tbilisi, Georgia


Description:
This expert-level meeting, titled “Migration and Development in the Silk Routes Region”, focused on how to maximise the development benefits of migration from the perspective of the Silk Routes countries. More specifically, the meeting focused on how the Silk Routes countries factor labour migration aspects into the development planning of their countries and how its economic and social impact can be assessed. The topic was dealt with against the background of the special challenges related to large migration movements within and from the region. Both state and non-state actors of relevance for these discussions were engaged.

Conclusions: en ru

 

Budapest Process Working Group on the South East European Region

Date: 2526 April 2012

Location:
Zagreb, Croatia


Description:
The expert-level meeting focused on mixed migration flows through the South East European region. The meeting provided for discussions on irregular flows, as well as on protection needs, and it provided a platform for participating countries and organisations to share experience and information on this topic.

Conclusions: en ru

 

First Intergovernmental Meeting of the Silk Routes Project

Date: 18 November 2011

Location:
Ankara, Turkey

Conclusions:
en ru

 

Second Meeting of the Budapest Process Working Group on the Silk Routes Region

Date: 78 June 2011

Location:
Nevsehir, Turkey

Conclusions:
en ru

 

Second Meeting of the Budapest Process Working Group on the Black Sea Region

Date: 910 February 2011

Location:
Sofia, Bulgaria  

Conclusions:
en ru

Report:
en ru

Presentations:
Turkey Europol Frontex ICMPD IOM, SECI

 

BP – 16th Senior Officials Meeting and first Working Group Meeting on the Silk Routes Region

Date: 34 November 2010

Location:
Istanbul, Turkey  

SOM Conclusions
: en

SRWG Conclusions:
en

Downloads

BP Multi-annual Strategy Silk Routes 2014 ar en ru
Istanbul Ministerial Declaration Silk Routes Partnership en ru
20+ Years of the Budapest Process en
BP Meeting and Activity Calendar en
Budapest Process Factsheet en ru ar farsi