The Netherlands joins the European migration organisation ICMPD

The Netherlands becomes the 20th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

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Annual Report

Interview with ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger reflecting back on the year 2022 and the challenges ahead. 

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ICMPD responds to the Ukraine refugee situation

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ICMPD launches a new action in Moldova, while closing the other two

29 September 2023


On 27 September, ICMPD held an event in Chisinau, kicking off a new action in support of Moldovan migration sector development while also celebrating the results of the other two. The event gathered management-level representatives of national authorities, the donor community, and partner NGOs. 

ICMPD Director General Visits Greece

28 September 2023

On 26 -27 September, an ICMPD delegation, led by Director General Michael Spindelegger, embarked on its first bilateral visit to Samos and Athens following Greece's accession to ICMPD in 2021. The delegation was welcomed by Mr. Dimitrios Kairidis, Minister of Migration and Asylum, and visited the Closed Controlled Access Centre in Samos.

The MOBILAZE 2 Project provided a Mobile Training Unit to the State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan

15 September 2023


On 14 September, the MOBILAZE 2 project officially handed over a Mobile Training Unit to the Border Control Commandment of the State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The modified mini-van provides training, communication and special document control equipment with a total value of 120,000 EUR. 

ICMPD Director General meets Ministers in Bulgaria

15 September 2023


On 14 September, ICMPD’s Director General Michael Spindelegger was on mission to Bulgaria, meeting the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Mariya Gabriel and the Minister of Interior, Mr. Kalin Stoyanov. 

RETOUR Project: Inauguration of the Voluntary Return Coordination Centre in İstanbul

14 September 2023


The inauguration of the National Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (NAVRR) Coordination Centre located in Kumkapı/İstanbul took place on the 7th of September 2023. Among the participants were the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Türkiye Country Office, the Presidency of Migration Management (PMM), Turkish Red Crescent and the representatives of the British Embassy in Ankara. 

European Union Scholarships Project launches to boost higher education access for students in Türkiye

12 September 2023


With an eagerness to promote access to higher education and foster social harmony, the European Union has unveiled the 'European Union Scholarships Project.' Spearheading this initiative is the ICMPD Country Office in Türkiye, in collaboration with Ankara and Hasan Kalyoncu Universities, as well as Marmara Municipalities Union, as co-applicant consortium members, covering different regions in Türkiye. The initiative will benefit Syrian students under temporary protection, students under international protection, as well as students with Turkish citizenship.

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ICMPD projects

ICMPD has projects in a number of different countries. To find out more about where we work, click on a country to learn more about the projects.