www.icmpd.org https://www.icmpd.org/ NEWS CENTRE en www.icmpd.org https://www.icmpd.org/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif https://www.icmpd.org/ 18 16 NEWS CENTRE TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Wed, 27 May 2020 11:06:39 +0200 Project News: ICMPD provides Ukrainian border guards with protective equipment in response to COVID-19 https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-icmpd-provides-ukrainian-border-guards-with-protective-equipment-in-response-to-covid/ On May 26, 2020, ICMPD handed over personal protective equipment to the State Border Guard Service... The equipment includes 1,000 protective FFP2 respirators, 1,000 medical gloves, 1,000 glasses, 800 face shields, 700 medical isolation coveralls, 1,000 medical boot covers and 79 non-contact thermometers. The supplied personal protective equipment will contribute to the agency’s capacity to ensure continuous and safe processing of people and goods crossing the border and thus allow to continue delivering its functions in the COVID-19 conditions. The assistance is provided through the EU-funded project “EU Support to Strengthening Integrated Border Management in Ukraine (EU4IBM)”.

The Ukrainian border guards are the first to meet the travellers in Ukraine, due to the nature of their duty they cannot avoid physical contact with travellers and are continuously exposed to potential risk of infection. In order to enhance their occupational safety and support the continuity of their operation, the Project handed over the so needed protective means to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

It is the first part of the project’s COVID-19-related support that will also include the supply of personal protective equipment to the State Customs Service, as well as two stationary thermal screening systems to the State Border Guard Service at a later stage.

While the overall international travel restriction is generally in force in Ukraine, special charter flights with Ukrainians returning home and foreign citizens with residence permit are still operating. Some of the automobile border crossing points and cargo terminals at seaports are active as well.

More information on the project can be found here.

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Wed, 27 May 2020 11:06:39 +0200
Press Release: Germany joins the European migration organisation ICMPD https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/press-release-germany-joins-the-european-migration-organisation-icmpd/ Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development...

Vienna 12th May 2020: The number of ICMPD Member States has increased by one: Germany has just become the 18th member to join ICMPD, an international organisation working to find innovative solutions to regional migration challenges. 

ICMPD and Germany already enjoy rich cooperation in several operational projects, for example in the fields of return and reintegration, border management, media training as well as awareness raising on migration in countries of origin. Germany also participates in several Migration Dialogues supported by ICMPD notably the Budapest Process, the Prague Process, the Khartoum Process and the Rabat Process. The accession of Germany to ICMPD is therefore an important step, not only for the organisation but also for European cooperation on migration issues in general.

 “We want to effectively manage, regulate and control migration. To do so, we must cooperate with our partners. With its innovative concepts, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development helps to enable governments and institutions to work on viable solutions. We are pleased that we can now take an active part in shaping this task within this framework as well.” said Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

“We are very pleased to have gained yet another important Member State. Germany has a key role for European and global migration, not only as a main destination country for migration, but also as a strong driver for international migration cooperation and for the development of functioning migration policies. The membership will strengthen our possibilities to respond jointly to migration challenges and work towards functioning migration systems at the regional level,” said ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger, “Germany also has a central position in the reform process for a stronger European migration and asylum system – a priority shared with ICMPD´s Member States. Our members form a unique group of countries with high migration relevance – Germany is an essential part of this group. The membership will further strengthen the strategic dimension of the organisation.” 

ICMPD was founded in 1993, on the initiative of Austria and Switzerland, at a time when the migration reality in Europe saw dramatic changes following the political changes in Eastern Europe and the Balkan conflicts. The ranks of its Member States saw their first growth in the 1990s with the addition of Hungary (in 1995) and Slovenia (in 1998). The Czech Republic then followed (in 2001), as did Sweden, Poland and Bulgaria (in 2003), Portugal and Croatia (in 2004) as well as Slovakia (in 2006). Romania and Serbia were the next to join (in 2011) followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (in 2012) and North Macedonia (in 2015). Malta and Turkey both joined in 2018. 

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The International Centre for Migration Policy Development is a key player in the migration field. It works with a regional approach in order to create efficient cooperation and partnerships along migration routes. Priority regions include Africa, Central and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  Its three pillar approach to migration management - structurally linking research, migration dialogues and capacity building – contributes to better migration policy development world-wide. ICMPD has a staff of about 350 people and is active in more than 90 countries worldwide. The Vienna-based organisation has a mission in Brussels, a regional office in Malta and 27 project offices in several countries.

Media inquiries Germany:

Markus Lammert

German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Press Office | Spokesman

Tel. (030) 18 681-11023 

Presse@bmi.bund.de 

www.bmi.bund.de

Media inquiries ICMPD:

Bernhard Schragl

ICMPD - Communication and Media Coordinator, Spokesman

Tel: +43 1 504 4677 2444

Fax: +43 1 504 4677 2375 

Bernhard.Schragl@icmpd.org

www.icmpd.org

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Wed, 20 May 2020 09:41:00 +0200
Expert Voice: How the COVID-19 ‘Infodemic’ targets migrants https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/expert-voice-how-the-covid-19-infodemic-targets-migrants/ One of the more sinister aspects of the global pandemic is the spread of deliberately misleading...

By Marco Ricorda

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a threat to health. It has also increased the potential for panic within societies. Aggressive states and political extremists want to manipulate this for political ends by spreading disinformation — to the extent that the UN has declared a global ‘infodemic a alongside the crisis itself. Migrants are a classic and very vulnerable target of such networks, first because the subject of immigration itself generates fear; and second because migrants are over-represented in the populations of 10 of the 15 countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Fertile ground to misinform

Disinformation is used to sow panic and dismay in the target population, lower trust in authorities and fragment social cohesion. According to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), disinformation networks are now trying to combine the low level of public debate on migration with anxiety about COVID-19 to depict migrants as an elevated threat to public health. Typically, the tools used are automated software programmes (‘bots’) which spread stylised messages across social media platforms in the hope they will be picked up and repeated.

Some narratives include:

  • Suggestions that migration routes, in particular along the Greek-Turkish border, are acting as a vector for the virus to spread
  • Speculation that immigrant and minor­ity communities in major cities are using the virus as an opportunity to riot
  • Claims that migrants specifically ignore lockdown rules and asylum seekers are violently resisting quarantine
  • Claims that migrants will use the pandemic as an opportunity to ‘invade Europe’.

Certain categories of migrants such as irregular migrants in the Mediterranean are particularly affected by COVID-19 -related disinformation since they are already subject to overly simplistic media framing. Under lockdown, Italy and Malta closed their ports in response to the COVID-19 crisis. But irregular crossings in the Mediterranean continue as do tensions over how to handle the people rescued.  Disinformation campaigns threaten to inflame this highly sensitive situation, where human rights, security concerns, border control and the essential trust needed to sustain third country cooperation are all in play.

Anti-disinformation action

Cooperation between authorities and media is not without hurdles and dialogue is often contentious. The Ethical Journalism Network has published specific guidelines on how to report accurately on COVID-19 in response to discriminatory rhetoric and sensationalist media coverage propelling discrimination, very much in line with ICMPD’s own Observations on media and migration (released as part of the EUROMED Migration IV project).

In Europe, the EU institutions are trying to dispel myths about the pandemic and have condemned statements portraying migrants or specific ethnic groups as responsible for the disease. The Croatian Ministry of Interior has responded to rumours about asylum seekers allegedly spreading COVID-19 by clarifying that asylum seekers residing in Croatian shelters were not infected. Similarly, the Spanish government condemned outright any attempt to use the pandemic to spread xenophobia.

Tech companies have a critical role. According to a special report from the European External Action Service, most online platforms have worked to increase the visibility of the World Health Organisation and other authoritative, reliable sources of health-related content. Facebook announced it would take down “claims that are designed to discourage treatment or taking appropriate precautions”. The company asks third-party fact-checkers and health authorities to flag problematic content and removes posts that fail the tests. Facebook is also offering free ad space to national health ministries and reliable organisations to advertise accurate information on COVID-19. Twitter broadened its definition of ‘harm’ to address content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information and announced it would make greater use of machine-learning and automation to track abusive and manipulative content. Such efforts are key but research also suggests that there is still a way to go before an effective model is found.

One way to counter such disinformation is to highlight how migrant workers keep societies functional during lockdown restrictions and spread greater awareness of how countries, regions and cities are in fact making huge efforts to retain migrants due to their contribution to the COVID-19 response. The Overseas Development Institute collates hard information and statistics on this phenomenon, which shows that there is wealth of solid examples and good news stories to draw from.  

Stronger efforts needed

Debates over immigration and asylum have always been highly susceptible to misrepresentation, which in turn has often produced sub-optimal policy and hampered integration efforts. In the age of disinformation, it is even harder to achieve a balanced public discussion that is functional rather than antagonistic to effective governance, reconciles evidence with the need for emotional resonance, and achieves a greater understanding about the costs and benefits of immigration. A vital step towards winning space for this in the public sphere will be for governments, institutions, news sources, civil society and the big digital platforms to work together to promote authoritative sources. Otherwise crude, misleading narratives take root and develop a life of their own. That was true before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is even more true, now.

Marco Ricorda is Communication Officer for MC2CM and EMMIV.

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Expert Voice Series Mon, 18 May 2020 13:09:53 +0200
Project News: First annual review of the TRAFIG project https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-first-annual-review-of-the-trafig-project/ The first year of implementation of the Horizon 2020 Transnational Figurations of Displacement... People living in protracted displacement situations are highly vulnerable, facing challenges that have been exacerbated by the Covid-19-pandemic. The phenomenon of protracted displacement not only creates immense suffering among those who had to flee, it also poses major political and operational challenges for receiving countries and EU member states, humanitarian and development actors and donors. Instead of offering “durable solutions” as a top-down approach, research partners from Europe, Africa and Asia designed the innovative TRAFIG project to develop a better understanding of protracted displacement through the experiences and the agency of displaced people themselves.

The project started in January 2019 and aims to show how the creation and maintenance of mobility and connectivity across translocal links can enable or assist displaced populations to better cope with protracted displacement. The recent first annual review by the European Commission welcomes this approach. It can help to generate policies which can provide more sustainable responses to displacement than the current triad of so-called durable solutions. In this sense, the project’s theoretical framework and its policy implications are very well articulated, the review highlights. According to the review, the project publications provide ‘lively, fresh and nuanced insights’ on the topic. ICMPD will continue to work with its partners to translate field research findings into recommendations for policy and practice.

At the moment, the Covid-19 pandemic affects joint research on the ground in the project countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Pakistan, Italy, Greece and Germany). All partner research institutes have to cope with the health crisis and with the lockdown. According to Benjamin Etzold, the project’s scientific coordinator, the positive evaluation by the EU is very encouraging for TRAFIG and all partners are eager to continue our research. The global coronavirus crisis reveals the centrality of social networks and mobility— two core themes in the project— in all people’s lives. Thus, in the coming months, an analysis of the impacts of both the pandemic and the mobility restrictions on people in protracted displacement situations will also be included.

More information on the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project TRAFIG, can be found here.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 10:08:57 +0200
COVID-19: ICMPD employees will start to return to their workplaces https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/covid-19-icmpd-employees-will-start-to-return-to-their-workplaces/ On 12 March the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In order to...

After having had monitored and evaluated the development, and based on the guidance of national and international medical authorities, we can enable a safe and gradual return of our employees to the office premises from 18 May, 2020 onward in Vienna. Our other duty stations will start to re-open accordingly based on the different national conditions.

Taking up their duties within the office premises entails a set of new protective measures for and behaviours by ICMPD employees. The most important ones will be the continuous practice of social distancing and washing hands regularly, among other measures. These will reduce the risks of contagion until a cure for Covid-19 will be found.

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Wed, 13 May 2020 15:07:50 +0200
Project News: Ukrainian border guards and customs officers optimise operations with support by the EU https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-ukrainian-border-guards-and-customs-officers-optimise-operations-with-support-by-the-e/ On 7 of May 2020 in Kyiv, ICMPD organized a kick-off meeting on business processes analysis and... Project experts together with the representatives of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the State Customs Service of Ukraine commenced the work on analysing working processes and optimization of operations, that should in long-term perspective lead to more effective support of people and goods crossing the border as well as contribute to the security of Ukrainian borders.

At the first meeting, international project experts, who already have experience of working in Ukraine, presented modern methodologies of business process analysis and reengineering aimed at optimizing the resources and efforts of the organisation and creating maximum value for the client.

In the course of the meeting, the participants agreed on the action plan and priorities, terminology and approaches, as well as the expected deliverables. It is expected that at least 20 IBM business processes will be analysed with support of international and national experts that will result in the implementation of practical recommendations.

The work will cover whole areas and sectors of IBM agencies, coordination between themselves and other Ukrainian agencies as well as cross-border cooperation. It is an integral part of the public administration and border management reforms in Ukraine supported by the European Union and is expected to result in increased mobility of Ukrainian citizens and better integration of national economic operators into the global economic exchange flows coupled with a higher level of border security and prevention of cross-border crime.

More information on the project can be found here.

 

 

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Wed, 13 May 2020 12:31:28 +0200
Project news: First expert meeting on asylum in the framework of the ICMPD Annual Policy Initiative 2020 https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-first-expert-meeting-on-asylum-in-the-framework-of-the-icmpd-annual-policy-initiative/ ICMPD, in collaboration with the Swiss Government, has organised the first expert meeting in the...

The expert meeting was the first in a series aimed at delving into discussions on different aspects of the increasingly complex relationship between migration and security from a policy maker’s perspective, including border management, integration and security along migration routes.

Particularly, this meeting focused on safeguards in the area of asylum. The discussion consisted of two sessions. First, Mr Martin Wagner (Senior Policy Advisor Asylum, ICMPD) presented ICMPD’s recent study on the impact of the appeals procedure and the provision of legal assistance on the efficiency of asylum systems. The presentation drew on promising examples from countries that sought ways of increasing the efficiency of asylum systems while, at the same time, safeguarding the procedural rights of applicants. Shortening the asylum procedures, combining different procedural actors at designated reception or processing centres, information exchange between first and appeals instances or offering free legal assistance beyond the appeals procedure were but some of the examples the participants shared.

The second part of the meeting addressed the complex relation between human and state security in asylum procedures. Mr Pascal Schwarz (Head of Section Dublin and Return, Federal Asylum Center Zurich, State Secretariat for Migration, SEM) shared the Swiss experience in different aspects of reception, accelerated procedure and the impact during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. He reflected on the various trade-offs when planning and organising new reception facilities balancing the need for reception places and taking public concerns duly into account. He also shared Switzerland’s experiences with accelerated asylum procedures and the necessary adaptations to procedures and reception in Covid times.

About the project

ICMPD is dedicating its Annual Policy Initiative 2020 to the issue of human and public security. The overall purpose of the API is to contribute to an analysis of the migration-security nexus, to further stimulate policy and strategic discussions and to propose policy recommendations for post-crisis migration governance.

More information on API can be found here.

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Tue, 12 May 2020 13:09:43 +0200
Expert Voice: Immunity passports – unwise and unnecessary https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/expert-voice-immunity-passports-unwise-and-unnecessary/ Governments are considering ‘immunity passports’ to allow those with COVID-19 antibodies greater... By Bernhard Perchinig

On 6 May, the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard reported almost 3.8 million confirmed cases and over 258,000 deaths worldwide. Luckily, most of those infected recover after suffering mild symptoms as some 1.25 million persons have already. With the passing of time, the number of recoveries will reach millions.

Several states have suggested that immunity passports could allow those who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection free travel over the coming months of travel restrictions and closed borders. On 25 March, the World Health Organization strongly warned against the issuing of immunity passports due to the lack of reliable medical evidence that recovery from a COVID-19 infection definitely leads to long-lasting immunity.

Even if this were the case, many experts are warning immunity passports would have detrimental effects on labour markets, seriously infringe privacy rights in the field of health, and endanger the collective fight against the pandemic, both within states and internationally.

Perverse labour market signals

In most parts of the world, the state regulates the labour market (the EU’s single market is a hybrid model of state and supranational regulation). Recruitment works via a series of signals that employers can trust and understand: national training certificates, employment history, reputation and recommendations, as well as basic information such as age or gender. 

Legislation strictly limits access to and use of health data as a signal in recruitment. Employers cannot ask for genetic tests highlighting the likelihood of a potential employee developing cancer. Women cannot suffer discrimination on the grounds they might become pregnant during the term of employment. Highly developed economies generally work on the assumption that education and performance should be the keys to professional positions, not physical traits.

The issue of immunity passports would seriously undermine this orthodoxy. Those who recover from an infection would become members of a preferred workforce presumed not at risk of re-infection from COVID-19, and therefore much more versatile and less likely to be absent from work due to prolonged illness. This cohort would eventually be likely to demand higher wages, a development that would not go unnoticed by other workers. Even though severe cases have also reported for patients younger than 30 or 40, the lethality of a COVID-19 infection in the age range below 40 is comparatively low. ‘Corona-parties’, where the young voluntarily seek infection, paradoxically to improve their life chances, would become a fact of life, undermining efforts to control the spread of the virus.

Internationally, the mass irregular movements of people in recent years amply demonstrate the willingness of millions of migrants to take risks in order to leave poor and unstable regions for the promise of a better life elsewhere. Given that the vast majority are under 40, many would see COVID-19 as a small price to ease their passage to Europe or other places. This could exponentially heighten the infection curve in the ‘Global South’ with very serious implications for fragile health infrastructures.

Risks of corruption and malpractice  

No supranational regulatory body exists to coordinate the health systems in the 193 countries that are UN members. (The WHO works inter-governmentally, facilitating standard-setting through an open method of coordination.) Definitions, procedures and practices of issuing medical certificates differ from country to country. A variety of medical institutions issue health certificates, a privileged and apolitical process not normally under direct state control. Hence, the establishment of a universally recognised and trusted immunity passport would be extremely difficult.

Moreover, what about the risk of corruption in national medical systems? If immunity passports were introduced, some malpractice would be inevitable, for example where such documents were improperly issued in exchange for bribes. International disputes over authorities issuing a rising number of fake immunity certificates could undermine progress made to control the pandemic and re-introduced travel restrictions.        

Even with strict rules in place to prevent such disputes, organised crime groups are likely to get involved.  Forging passports and visas is big business in the criminal world. Faked immunity passports would be a hugely lucrative potential growth area.

While the security of travel documents has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past 20 years, most health certificates today are not more than a piece of paper with a rubber stamp. If immunity passports were to become quasi-travel documents, they would have to be forgery-proof like modern passports and searchable on a global biometric database comparable to the EU’s Eurodac system for asylum fingerprints. Anyone familiar with such large-scale IT projects knows this would take years.

Smart mobility as a solution?

The intellectual rationale for issuing immunity passports is that borders are the ‘skin’ of the state, protecting inhabitants within from infection by contagious strangers. An immunity passport would therefore free the stranger from suspicion and allow entry. But this way of thinking does not really fit the actual pattern of the pandemic, which is one of regional and sectoral clustering. Regional hot spots have developed, for example in skiing resorts; or within specific institutions common to every country, namely care homes for the elderly in Italy, the UK and elsewhere. In all countries, there are places with a high caseload of infections and those where only very few people are infected.

Hence, a smarter answer to the problem of mobility during the pandemic would look at two elements. First, differentiated mobility based on the situation by region. Second, compulsory transnational contact tracing and rapid isolation of contacted persons in case of an infection, probably made possible by using mobile phone apps as a controlling mechanism. Those residing in an area with a low caseload and/or reproduction factor should have more mobility privileges compared to those originating in hotspot areas, under the condition that they use tracing apps. Mobility would depend on successful regional containment and cooperation rather than individual immunity. Admittedly, this would involve some discrimination against healthy persons in hot spot areas. This can be managed by allowing travel for those tested negatively in the last four days. Currently, Austria exempts those who take such a test from a 14-day quarantine they would otherwise be subject to upon entry. As a side effect, this strategy would foster public adherence to anti-COVID-19 measures in order to reach improved mobility status.

In the EU’s free movement area, where practically all states have re-introduced internal border controls, this approach would require a regular regionalised evaluation of the situation by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and enhanced cross-border cooperation between health authorities. Linking the fight against the pandemic with evidence-based criteria for regional mobility management, on a transnational basis, is infinitely preferable to the current uncoordinated efforts at member state level, based on traditional border control.

Bernhard Perchinig is Senior Research Officer at ICMPD.

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Expert Voice Series Fri, 08 May 2020 09:38:21 +0200
Project news: TALENTAS project virtual meeting “Talent Policy in times of COVID-19 and beyond” https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-talentas-project-virtual-meeting-talent-policy-in-times-of-covid-19-and-beyond/ On 6 May, the TALENTAS project team hosted a virtual meeting on “talent policy in times of... The aim of the meeting was to brief Lithuanian stakeholders about the immediate and potential long-term impact of COVID-19 on talent policies in selected EU countries as well as exchange information on the current situation in Lithuania. During the event, participants discussed also measures and good practices initiated in other European countries. The event gathered representatives of government institutions, local authorities, international organisation as well as the nongovernmental sector involved in talent attraction in Lithuania.

The meeting started with an introductory presentation on talent attraction management during COVID-19. Morten King-Grubert (Director at Future Place Leadership) shared examples of immediate responses and best practices on talent attraction and retention from other EU countries, emphasising the fact that despite the difficult situation talent policy might remain a priority, both at local and state level. At the same time, the existing measures should be focused on the retention of international talents already residing in the country (e.g. information support). Participants highlighted also special needs of growing number of returning citizens as well as international students who decided not to leave the countries of their studies. Finally, the current crisis highlighted the importance of inter-agency cooperation both on national and international level and necessity of creating a multi-stakeholder ecosystem of talent attraction.

About the project

The event was organised within the project Developing a strategy for the implementation of a talent policy in Lithuania (TALENTAS), currently implemented by ICMPD. The objective of the project is to contribute to attracting and retaining higher numbers of talents in Lithuania, including students, graduates, and highly skilled Lithuanians living abroad. It targets relevant Lithuanian public institutions, employers, as well as universities in order to increase their institutional capacities to formulate, develop and implement reform policies and action. The results will be a number of concrete deliverables including reports and working papers on best practices. 

 

More information on “TALENTAS” can be found here

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Thu, 07 May 2020 12:31:21 +0200
Project News: The fourth phase of the Migration EU Expertise Initiative is launched https://www.icmpd.org//news-centre/news-detail/project-news-the-fourth-phase-of-the-migration-eu-expertise-initiative-is-launched/ The joint EU-ICMPD Migration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative, one of ICMPD’s longest-running... Since launching operations in 2009, MIEUX has concluded 109 projects worldwide by deploying mixed teams of migration experts that originate mostly from within, but also outside, EU Member States. This winning formula has ensured MIEUX’s continuity and recognition as one of the main capacity building programmes on migration and global level.

Examples of cooperation

Praised for its collaborative nature and hailed by project beneficiaries as “eye-opening” for its ability to bring together different institutions and instil a different mind set in those who have participated in its activities, MIEUX has been involved in several key projects these past few years, for example:

From MIEUX III to MIEUX+

Building on its extensive portfolio, the initiative enters its fourth phase by maintaining its essential features through a ‘five-C approach’. While capitalising on the key features, practices and outcomes of the previous and current phases, MIEUX+ will aim to consolidate innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity building by ensuring continuity to this world-renowned EU facility while generating complementarities with various initiatives at the EU and global levels and by forging policy and institutional coherence.

Key facts

MIEUX is a joint initiative funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). Since 2009, over 120 countries across the world have benefited from MIEUX capacity building activities delivered by close to 430 migration experts hailing from EU and Global South public administrations as well as from the academic and private sectors. In the last phase alone, MIEUX III concluded 61 Actions in four continents. Over 5000 individuals participated in MIEUX III workshops, study visits, and round-tables, representing an increase of 42% over the previous phase. 92% of participants reported that taking part in MIEUX’s activities has made a real difference to the way they do their jobs and 97% of experts have reported that they see their participation as beneficial to their careers.

More information about MIEUX and its portfolio is available on the MIEUX website.

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