ICMPD Press Releases https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ International Centre for Migration Policy Development en daily 1 Press Release: Germany joins the European migration organisation ICMPD https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:52:17 +0200 Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Read more <p>Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)</p> <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/news-detail/press-release-germany-joins-the-european-migration-organisation-icmpd/" title="Opens external link in new window" target="_blank" class="external-link-new-window">Read more</a></p> Press Release: Vienna Migration Conference 2019: presenting ICMPD's 70 recommendations for EU migration policy https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:24:07 +0100 - A focus on ICMPD's 70 recommendations for the next five years of EU migration policy for the incoming European Commission&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp; - &amp;amp;quot;Migration ministers&amp;amp;quot; from Hungary, Greece, Malta, Portugal and Turkey Read ... <p><span style="color: rgb(56, 57, 62); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px;">- A focus on ICMPD's 70 recommendations for the next five years of EU migration policy for the incoming European Commission&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(56, 57, 62); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px;">- &amp;quot;Migration ministers&amp;quot; from Hungary, Greece, Malta, Portugal and Turkey</span></p> &amp;nbsp; <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/vienna-migration-conference-2019-presenting-icmpds-70-recommendations-for-eu-migration-policy/" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="internal-link">Read more</a></p> Press Release: ICMPD encourages leaders to press the reset button on European migration policy https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:37:54 +0200 The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) gears up to publish its recommendations for the next five years addressed to EU decision-makers. Now is the time for leaders to press the reset button to break political gridlocks on EU ... <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(56, 57, 62); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) gears up to publish its recommendations for the next five years addressed to EU decision-makers. Now is the time for leaders to press the reset button to break political gridlocks on EU migration policy, and come together through pragmatic implementation and innovative cooperation.</span></p> &amp;nbsp; <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/icmpd-encourages-leaders-to-press-the-reset-button-on-european-migration-policy/" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="internal-link">Read more</a></p> Press Release: OFID and ICMPD work together to address development and displacement challenges https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:21:36 +0100 OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – yesterday hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges of development and displacement. Read more <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(56, 57, 62); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – yesterday hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges of development and displacement.</span></p> &amp;nbsp; <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ofid-and-icmpd-work-together-to-address-development-and-displacement-challenges/" title="Opens internal link in current window" class="internal-link">Read more</a></p> Press Release: Vienna Migration Conference with “migration ministers” from Afghanistan, Bulgaria and Nigeria https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:54:59 +0200 ICMPD presents five Migration Partnership Priorities “A platform bringing together decision makers and experts” – this is how the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Director General Michael Spindelegger described the ... <div><p>ICMPD presents five Migration Partnership Priorities</p> <p>“A platform bringing together decision makers and experts” – this is how the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Director General Michael Spindelegger described the Vienna Migration Conference, which will take place at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna on 23–24 October.</p> &amp;nbsp; <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/news-detail/press-release-vienna-migration-conference-with-migration-ministers-from-afghanistan-bulgaria-and/" title="Opens internal link in current window" target="_blank" class="external-link-new-window">Read more</a></p></div><div></div> Vienna Migration Conference 2018 – seeking viable options for future migration governance https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:35:19 +0200 In its third year, the &amp;amp;quot;Vienna Migration Conference 2018&amp;amp;quot; organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is dedicated to an ambitious goal: overcoming the crisis mode of today and working towards ... <p>In its third year, the &amp;quot;Vienna Migration Conference 2018&amp;quot; organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is dedicated to an ambitious goal: overcoming the crisis mode of today and working towards long-term and forward-thinking migration policies.</p> &amp;nbsp; <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/news-detail/press-release-announcing-the-vienna-migration-conference-2018/" title="Opens internal link in current window" target="_blank" class="external-link-new-window">Read more</a></p> First Migrant Resource Centre opened in Afghanistan https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 10:14:52 +0200 Vienna/Kabul, 04 July 2018: Afghanistan is second only to Syria in the number of refugees originating from within its borders in recent years. Officially, about 2.5 million refugees have left Afghanistan in the almost four decades of this country being ... <p>Vienna/Kabul, 04 July 2018: Afghanistan is second only to Syria in the number of refugees originating from within its borders in recent years. Officially, about 2.5 million refugees have left Afghanistan in the almost four decades of this country being marked by hostilities and terror. The unofficial figure for the number of people who have fled exceeds six million. The majority of them are currently in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and Iran as well as in Turkey. It is in this context that the first information centre for potential migrants was opened in Kabul, the Afghan capital, this week.&amp;nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=3319" title="Opens internal link in current window" target="_blank" class="external-link-new-window">Read more</a></p> Malta becomes the 16th Member State of ICMPD https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Tue, 15 May 2018 12:23:38 +0200 Vienna, 14 May – Malta has been at the forefront of migration challenges in the Mediterranean for many years. As a country at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures Malta has a unique and long-standing history related to the many aspects of migration. ... <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Vienna, 14 May – Malta has been at the forefront of migration challenges in the Mediterranean for many years. As a country at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures Malta has a unique and long-standing history related to the many aspects of migration. It has used this experience to bring the European Union and its African partners together to discuss migration issues at the Valletta Summit of 2015 and the Senior Officials’ Meeting that followed in Malta last year.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=3303" title="Opens internal link in current window" target="_blank" class="external-link-new-window">Read more</a></p> Turkey joins the European migration organisation ICMPD https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Tue, 15 May 2018 12:07:53 +0200 Vienna, 15 May – The number of Member States of the International Centre for Migration&amp;amp;nbsp;Policy Development (ICMPD) has increased by one as of May 2018. Turkey has become the 17th state to join ICMPD, an international migration policy organisation ... <p>Vienna, 15 May – The number of Member States of the International Centre for Migration&amp;nbsp;Policy Development (ICMPD) has increased by one as of May 2018. Turkey has become the 17th state to join ICMPD, an international migration policy organisation founded 25 years ago with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. ICMPD already enjoys long-lasting cooperation with Turkey and runs several projects and activities from its office in Ankara.&amp;nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=3302" title="Opens internal link in current window" target="_blank" class="external-link-new-window">Read more</a></p> 2017 Vienna Migration Conference Report released https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:52:42 +0100 On 27th March the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) released the 2017 Vienna Migration Conference report. The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s flagship event to discuss critical migration issues and to drive policy ... <p>On 27th March the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) released the 2017 Vienna Migration Conference report. The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s flagship event to discuss critical migration issues and to drive policy development across Member States. The 2017 VMC was held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on 23–24 October. The publication summarises discussions, findings and conclusions presented at the VMC, and outlines a couple of recommendations to strengthen migration partnerships as frameworks for “safe, orderly and regular migration”.</p> &amp;nbsp; <p><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/2017-vienna-migration-conference-report-released/">Read more</a></p> Vienna Migration Conference 2016 has been opened - Sessions on future perspectives of European migration policy under way https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:31:35 +0100 Vienna, 10 November 2016 – The Vienna Migration Conference 2016, organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), was opened yesterday in the celebration hall of the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ICMPD Director ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>Vienna, 10 November 2016 – The Vienna Migration Conference 2016, organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), was opened yesterday in the celebration hall of the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, describes the aim of the conference against the background of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants that took place in New York on 19 September: “We want to discuss and break down the results of the New York Declaration for refugees and migrants to a European level, and develop possible scenarios for implementation that would bring better solutions for both migrants and all States involved”..<span style="font-weight: bold;"></span> <br /><br /><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/vienna-migration-conference-2016-has-been-opened/">Read more</a> EUR 2.5 million project implementing the EU-Jordan Mobility Partnership launched https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:26:19 +0200 AMMAN, 13. July 2016 - Today the European Union Delegation to Jordan and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launches the EUR 2.5 million project “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>AMMAN, 13. July 2016 - Today the European Union Delegation to Jordan and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launches the EUR 2.5 million project “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (JEMPAS)’’. The three-year project, funded by the EU and implemented by ICMPD, will focus on two key areas: Engagement with Jordanian expatriates abroad and preventing trafficking in human beings.<span style="font-weight: bold;"></span> <br /><br /><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/eur-25-million-project-implementing-the-eu-jordan-mobility-partnership-launched/">Read more</a> <br> <br><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/fileadmin/ICMPD-Website/Migration_Management/PR_JEMPAS_launch_-_AR.pdf">Read this press release in Arabic</a> ICMPD establishes Coordination and Cooperation Center for Migration in the Mediterranean https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Tue, 24 May 2016 08:19:21 +0200 Valletta, 25 May 2016 – Six months after the Valletta Summit of Migration there are concerns that the Mediterranean could again be the epicentre of irregular migration-flows. With this in mind, the Foreign Minister of Malta, George Vella, and the Director ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>Valletta, 25 May 2016 – Six months after the Valletta Summit of Migration there are concerns that the Mediterranean could again be the epicentre of irregular migration-flows. With this in mind, the Foreign Minister of Malta, George Vella, and the Director General of ICMPD (International Center for Migration Policy Development), Michael Spindelegger, opened the organisation’s “Coordination and Cooperation Center for Migration in the Mediterranean” in Valetta. All future ICMPD activities in the Mediterranean will be coordinated and promoted from this new hub.The focus of ICMPD’s regional activities will be on various migration dialogues and technical assistance as well as the relationship between the countries of the Mediterranean.<span style="font-weight: bold;"></span> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2861" target="_self">Read more</a> Training on the Brazilian land border paves the way for enhanced migratory flows management in the country https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:48:32 +0200 BOA VISTA, 29. April 2016 - More than 70 representatives of Brazilian local, state and federal governments, civil society and the scientific community participated in the &quot;training on migration, trafficking in human beings and assistance to people ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>BOA VISTA, 29. April 2016 - More than 70 representatives of Brazilian local, state and federal governments, civil society and the scientific community participated in the &amp;quot;training on migration, trafficking in human beings and assistance to people vulnerable to exploitation&amp;quot; held at the Federal University of&amp;nbsp; Roraima (UFRR), Boa Vista. <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span> <a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2850" target="_blank"><br /><br />Read more</a> Curso na fronteira brasileira abre caminho para melhor gestão de fluxos migratórios no país https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:44:23 +0200 BOA VISTA, 29. April 2016 - Mais de 70 representantes do governo (municipal, estadual e federal), da sociedade civil e da comunidade científica participaram, nos dias 27 e 28 de abril de 2016, do “Curso sobre migração, tráfico de pessoas e atendimento ... <p><span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>BOA VISTA, 29. April 2016 - Mais de 70 representantes do governo (municipal, estadual e federal), da sociedade civil e da comunidade científica participaram, nos dias 27 e 28 de abril de 2016, do “Curso sobre migração, tráfico de pessoas e atendimento a pessoas vulneráveis à exploração”, realizado na Universidade Federal de Roraima, em Boa Vista. O curso insere-se no âmbito do projeto MT Brasil, financiado pela União Europeia, o Ministério da Justiça do Brasil (MJ), o Ministério do Trabalho e Previdência Social do Brasil (MTPS) e o Escritório Federal para Migrações da Suíça, e implementado pelo Centro Internacional para o Desenvolvimento de Políticas Migratórias (ICMPD).<span style="font-weight: bold;"></span></p> <p><br /><br /><a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2848" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> New EU project on Migration and Border Management kicks off https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:58:10 +0200 YEREVAN, 19. April, 2016 - Today the International Centre for Migration Policy Development presented their new project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA) in Yerevan. The project is fully funded by the European Union and ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>YEREVAN, 19. April, 2016 - Today the International Centre for Migration Policy Development presented their new project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA) in Yerevan. The project is fully funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). <br /><br /><a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2844" target="_blank">Read more</a> ICMPD Reiterates Support to DGSG https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:29:57 +0200 BEIRUT, 14. April, 2016 - ICMPD Director General, Dr. Michael Spindelegger, reaffirmed the organization's commitment to supporting Lebanon in various fields of relevance to migration, particularly within the context of the on-going refugees crisis and ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>BEIRUT, 14. April, 2016 - ICMPD Director General, Dr. Michael Spindelegger, reaffirmed the organization's commitment to supporting Lebanon in various fields of relevance to migration, particularly within the context of the on-going refugees crisis and its ramifications in Lebanon. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2836" target="_blank">Read more</a> ICMPD Director General Reaffirms the Organization's Commitment and Support to Lebanon https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:52:46 +0200 BEIRUT, 13. April, 2016 - ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, after meeting with senior officials, chiefly the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam today said that it is absolutely key to seek greater European and international support for ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>BEIRUT, 13. April, 2016 - ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, after meeting with senior officials, chiefly the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam today said that it is absolutely key to seek greater European and international support for Lebanon's efforts to address the consequences of the Syrian Crisis. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2835" target="_blank">Read more</a> Latin American Experts Met Mid-February in San José, Costa Rica, to Identify Options to Better Assist and Protect Migrants in Times of Crisis https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:15:08 +0100 SAN JOSE, 17. February, 2016 - The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative Regional Consultation for Latin America took place on 17-18 February 2016 in San José, Costa Rica. This consultation was fully funded by the European Union and organised ... <span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>SAN JOSE, 17. February, 2016 - The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative Regional Consultation for Latin America took place on 17-18 February 2016 in San José, Costa Rica. This consultation was fully funded by the European Union and organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in cooperation with the Government of Costa Rica. <a href="http://www.icmpd.org/index.php?id=2822" target="_blank"><br /><br />Read more</a> The FMM West Africa Project supports the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan in West Africa https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:49:24 +0100 ACCRA, 9. February, 2016- The ECOWAS Commission submitted&amp;amp;nbsp;their common position on irregular migration as a contribution for the Valletta Summit on Migration.&amp;amp;nbsp;With the support of ICMPD’s project FMM West Africa, the Commission ... <p class="align-justify">ACCRA, 9. February, 2016- The ECOWAS Commission submitted&amp;nbsp;their common position on irregular migration as a contribution for the Valletta Summit on Migration.&amp;nbsp;With the support of ICMPD’s project FMM West Africa, the Commission will be conducting a meeting on the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan in Accra on 9 February.</p> <br /><a href="https://www.icmpd.org/news-centre/press-releases/the-fmm-west-africa-project-supports-the-implementation-of-the-valletta-action-plan-in-west-africa/" target="_self">Read more</a>