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April 2016 Monthly Update
In this issue In the spotlight: EU to revamp its common asylum system

ICMPD Director General visits Beirut for IBM Lebanon Kick-Off

Director General Michael Spindelegger visited Beirut from April 11-14 on the occasion of the kick-off for the ICMPD initiative Integrated Border Management Lebanon. There he met with several high-ranking officials as well as the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr Tammam Salam. During this meeting, Mr Spindelegger emphasised that the root causes of the Syrian conflict must be addressed in order to deal with the current refugee crisis and offered ICMPD’s full range of know-how and expertise to the Lebanese State.

Read the press release
  |   More about the Border Management & Visa Competence Centre

New project: The Mobility Partnership Facility

The Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF) is a new initiative of the European Union being implemented by ICMPD.The MPF supports Mobility Partnerships (MPs) and Common Agendas on Migration and Mobility (CAMMs) through targeted, flexible and tailor-made assistance to governmental bodies of partner countries. Actions under the MPF will be proposed and implemented by EU Member States in cooperation with MP/CAMM partner countries.

More about the project   |   Contact: mpf@icmpd.org

New project: Mobility Partnership between the EU and Jordan

As of January 2016, the Migration and Development project “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (JEMPAS) has commenced. The technical assistance project was created to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership between the EU and Jordan which was signed in 2004. The project, developed by ICMPD in close cooperation with the Jordanian authorities, is built around two thematic components: a) engagement with Jordanian expatriates abroad and b) addressing trafficking in human beings.

More about JEMPAS
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Report: Care and needs of older migrants: An assessment of needs and challenges  (BEMIG)

By Bernhard Perchinig and Katharina Schaur

The percentage of people aged over 65 and born outside of Austria was 14% in 2012 and the number is growing. The aging of the migrant population is raising issues in regards to health and subsequently health care of elderly migrants as well as the demand for care services that arises. BEMIG aims to improve the knowledge on the need for care and support for elderly migrants, their use of support services provided outside of the family and the obstacles faced by service providers in a socioculturally diverse society.
Download the report in German

ICMPD in the media Upcoming events

18-22 April

Trafficking in Human Beings: Awareness training for police officers in Lahore, Pakistan

27-28 April

MT Brazil: Training on migration, trafficking in human beings and assistance to people vulnerable to exploitations in Boa Vista, Brazil

4-6 May

Euromed Migration IV:  Peer-to-Peer Meeting and Launching Conference: Connecting, Communicating and Networking with Diasporas in Dublin, Ireland 

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