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December 2015 Monthly Update
In this issue In the spotlight: Peer-to-peer capacity development


What can we expect from the UN climate conference in the area of human mobility?

Migration and displacement induced by climate change and natural disasters are defining features of the 21st century. "Consequently, the UN climate negotiations must acknowledge this phenomenon and ensure that people are able to move in safety and dignity if they need to do so", writes ICMPD’s Aurélie Sgro in a new blog about the COP21 in Paris. 

Read the blog article  |  Project: Migrants in Countries in Crisis 

Women remain the prevailing group affected by trafficking

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, ICMPD published a statement focusing on how the war in Syria has affected women. Temporary and forced marriages, as well as cases of trafficking for sexual exploitation among Syrian women have substantially increased since the beginning of the conflict.

Read the full statement  |   Follow @ICMPD_THB on twitter

New regional office in Central Asia opened for new border management project 

To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of border management in five Central Asian countries, ICMPD is engaging in a new phase of the programme BOMCA. The project is now entering its 9th phase and BOMCA is pleased to announce the opening of its regional office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

BOMCA opening conference   |  Our work on Border Management and Visa 


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Current vacancies Latest publications

Integration, Transnational Mobility and Human, Social and Economic Capital Transfers

By Alexandra König, Bernhard Perchinig, Jimy Perumadan and Katharina Schaur

In today’s world of increased transnational mobility, migrants don’t leave their countries of origin completely behind after they move. Oftentimes the migrant will engage in transnational business, trade, as well as in civil society and cultural exchanges.  Do these international activities hamper their integration into the destination society?  A new study examines the process of a migrant’s integration in relation to their transnational engagement. This particular report focuses on migrants with the country of destination being Austria.

Download the study

Link Up! Feasibility Study: Enabling Diaspora Entrepreneurship

By Valerie Wolff and Elisabeth Kuhn

This new ICMPD publication contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the role of diasporas in development by conducting the first study on this topic in Austria. It sheds light on the interest and potential of individuals in the diaspora community in Austria to contribute to the development of their countries of origin, specifically through investments in the form of SME creation. Based on the findings, institutional partners can explore ways of how best to set up a tailor-made pilot programme in Austria.

Download the study

Season's greetings Upcoming events


We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

8-11 December

ENIGMMA: Winter Migration Studies Week on "Migration and the Economy" in Tbilisi, Georgia

10-11 December

Sessiz Destek: Workshop and inter-ministerial training on coherence between migration and development policies in Ankara, Turkey

10-11 December

MIEUX: Diaspora engagement forum in Dushanabe, Tajikistan


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