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November 2015 Monthly Update
In this issue In the spotlight: Migrants’ journeys


Valletta Summit on migration: ICMPD analysis

African and European leaders met in Valletta for a summit on migration on 11-12 November. This was the first meeting between African and EU heads of states focusing exclusively on migration. ICMPD experts participated in the event. A collection of papers, materials for media and the speech of ICMPD’s DG-elect are now available on our website. 

Get our materials on the Valletta Summit  |   Read the speech by ICMPD’s DG-elect 

Combating trafficking in persons in Nigeria

Fighting trafficking in persons is a priority for the Economic Community of West African States. ICMPD is supporting the Nigerian Anti-Trafficking Agency in developing training tools for its resource centre on trafficking in persons, the first of its kind in the region. This resource centre will offer trainings to agencies involved in combating this crime in Nigeria. 

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Trainings showcase EU best practices in green border surveillance

Twenty border guards from Ukraine and Belarus participated in a recent capacity building event organised by ICMPD. The training focused on innovative technical border surveillance systems, tactics and procedures. Participants from Eastern Europe and experts from Finland had the opportunity to share their views on future technical solutions for border management. 

Our work on border management    |   Read the event report 

Autumn issue of Prague Process Review 

In this issue of the Prague Process Quarterly Review, readers get a comprehensive overview of the status of various joint projects that the EU and its partners in the Eastern Neighbourhood are implementing in the area of migration and asylum. ICMPD acts as the secretariat of the Prague Process.  

Get the publication   |   Visit the Prague Process website  


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Family formation migration, marriage behaviour and integration in Austria

By Martin Hofmann, Veronika Bilger and Sanda Uellen

Due to globalisation changing the face of transportation and communication, migrants no longer have to completely leave behind their families and connections to their homeland.  These circumstances have also changed views on marriage of the third-country nationals migrating to Austria. This new publication attempts to discern how definitive types of marriage and family formation migration affect labour market participation, educational pathways of spouses and educational opportunities of offspring to develop corresponding compensatory strategies.

Download the study in German

ICMPD in the media Upcoming events

24-25 November

Transnational seminar on prosecuting trafficking in human beings in Vienna, Austria

25-27 November

MIEUX: Seminar on diaspora engagement in Asuncion, Paraguay

7-8 December

MICIC: Regional consultation for West and Central Africa on migrants in countries in crisis in Dakar, Senegal


More events...