Making progress and finding common ground in the ever-changing and divisive policy area that is migration requires a platform for a continuous, structured debate and open discourse. The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) provides just that: a trusted space for frank exchanges, where decision-makers, thought leaders and practitioners discuss the latest developments and trends and outline their visions for the road ahead – on stage, in side talks and through networking.
This year, the VMC2022 will take place on 11-12 October 2022 and will explore where we stand in light of the shifting regional and global geopolitical and economic situation – including pre-existing challenges as well as those that were aggravated by the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine. It will discuss what the repercussions of the conflict are, how might these and other factors influence migration dynamics, and what international cooperation and policy responses should look like.
The VMC is ICMPD’s annual flagship event and a top forum for discussion on migration in Europe and beyond. It sheds light on key migration-related opportunities and challenges – along routes to and within Europe, as well as for countries of origin and transit and other European partners. The VMC attracts ministers as well as leading experts and practitioners from governments across the EU, Turkey, Western Balkans, Africa and Central Asia, in addition to top figures from international and non-governmental organisations, academia, media, civil society and the private sector. Discussions are streamed online to bring the VMC to the doorsteps of the wider migration community.
What is the Vienna Migration Conference?
Information about the Vienna Migration Conference 2021 can be found here.
Information about the Vienna Migration Conference 2020 can be found here.
Information about the Vienna Migration Conference 2019 can be found here.
Information about the Vienna Migration Conference 2018 can be found here.
Information about the Vienna Migration Conference 2017 can be found here.
Information about the Vienna Migration Conference 2016 can be found here.