Completed Projects

In 2009, the MTM Dialogue entered its 4th phase "A Dialogue in Action". Multiple concrete activities have been implemented in this ongoing phase. MTM meetings have taken place in The Hague,  Addis Ababa, Damascus, London, Athens, and a second one in The Hague.  In 2011, MTM partner states decided to extend the 4th phase “A Dialogue in Action” with the implementation of the project "Strengthening African and Middle Eastern Diaspora Policy through South-South Exchange (AMEDIP)" and the third development phase of the MTM i-Map. The current AMEDIP and MTM i-Map activities are foreseen to run until 2014. These activities are funded by the European Commission, France, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

MTM i-Map (2009–2010)

Objective: The overall objective was to support the beneficiaries in better understanding, through enhanced exchange of information, the geographic and thematic contexts within which their migration policies and actions were implemented and therefore assist the beneficiaries in improving their abilities to manage irregular flows. The project was implemented within the framework of the MTM Dialogue's fourth phase, "A Dialogue in Action". More information on the i-Map can be found here.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Partners: Europol, Frontex, Interpol, UNHCR, UNODC, IFAD, IOM and the World Bank

Donors: EC, Cyprus, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Switzerland

Duration: January 2009December 2010

Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, EU-27, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Norway, Senegal, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey


Linking Emigrant Communities for More Development

Objective: This joint ICMPD-IOM project, of which the main deliverable has been an "Inventory of Institutional Capacities and Practices" should be seen as a part or parcel of multiple initiatives aiming to support governments with significant emigrant communities to further develop a favourable environment and support knowledge-based policy development. By providing information supporting constructive dialogue on possible options on institutional mechanisms, support policies and legislation, outreach channels and initiatives relating to emigrant communities, the inventory further aimed to:

  • show how some governments have chosen to institutionalise their relation with their emigrant community
  • serve as a basis for dialogue on good practices, lessons learned and future recommendations for further intra- and inter-state cooperation on emigrant community-related matters.

The project was implemented within the framework of the MTM Dialogue and its Pillar II on 'Migration and Development'. Download Inventory ar en fr

Kenya joined the Linking Emigrant Communities for More Development initiative at the AMEDIP stage. Download the Kenyan Chapter of the Inventory ar en fr

: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Donors: France, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland

Duration: 1 May 200930 April 2010 (including a three-month no-cost project extension)

Countries: Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Syria and Tunisia



Objective: The objective of the "Strengthening Reception and Detention Capacities in Lebanon (STREDECA)" project was to contribute to Lebanon's capacities to manage its mixed migration flows post interception and/or apprehension.

Summary: The project particularly focused on the sorting of flows and the identification and treatment of asylum seekers, provisions for women, vulnerable groups and trafficked persons, as well as international protection for asylum seekers and refugees. It evaluated essential national infrastructure and enhanced national institutional capacities for the reception and detention of irregular migrants and asylum seekers in line with international human rights standards. The project was implemented within the framework of the MTM Dialogue's fourth phase, "A Dialogue in Action".

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Partners: Caritas Lebanon, UNHCR and DGSG (as national counterpart)

Donors: France, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland

: 1 January 200931 December 2010

: Lebanon


East Africa Migration Route Initiative – Gaps & Needs Analysis

Objective: The objective of the project was to establish a clear picture of migration flows/trends and migration management capacities and frameworks in place in East Africa and to identify ways that will enable the concerned countries to enhance their cooperation both within the region and with European countries. Download Project Country Reports en

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: United Kingdom

Duration: 1 July 200731 March 2008

Countries: Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen


Our Work in West Africa Factsheet en fr

MTM Factsheet en fr

Towards a Comprehensive Response to Mixed Migration Flows ar en fr 

The MTM Dialogue 2002-2012: A Multifaceted Approach en