STREAMinG Phase 2: Moot Court Competition on Trafficking in Human Beings, named after Giorgi Margiani

15 February 2024

On 13-15 December 2023, a Moot Court Competition on Trafficking in Human Beings took place in a collaborative effort between the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, and the Training Centre of Justice of Georgia. The event, held within the framework of the EU-funded STREAMinG Phase 2 project, aimed to raise awareness on the critical issue of human trafficking. 

On 13-15 December 2023, a Moot Court Competition on Trafficking in Human Beings took place in a collaborative effort between the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, and the Training Centre of Justice of Georgia. The event, held within the framework of the EU-funded STREAMinG Phase 2 project, aimed to raise awareness on the critical issue of human trafficking. 

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Inspire Project: Validation workshop to finalise the design of the skills partnership scheme between Ghana and Germany

08 February 2024

On 23 January 2024, the final step of the scheme development and design process took place, with the Inspire project bringing together Ghanaian government officials, employment agencies, as well as representatives of the German Embassy and the Ghana-European Centre in Ghana and experts. The Inspire project facilitated a workshop to thoroughly discuss and validate the outcome of more than a year-long consultations.

On 23 January 2024, the final step of the scheme development and design process took place, with the Inspire project bringing together Ghanaian government officials, employment agencies, as well as representatives of the German Embassy and the Ghana-European Centre in Ghana and experts. The Inspire project facilitated a workshop to thoroughly discuss and validate the outcome of more than a year-long consultations.

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Portugal’s Chairmanship of the Rabat Process launched at high-level event in Morocco

06 February 2024

On 1 February 2024, Morocco handed over the Chairmanship of the Rabat Process to Portugal at a Senior Officials Meeting held in Rabat. Portugal will chair the migration dialogue for one year and prioritise specific areas of the Dialogue’s current action plan.

On 1 February 2024, Morocco handed over the Chairmanship of the Rabat Process to Portugal at a Senior Officials Meeting held in Rabat. Portugal will chair the migration dialogue for one year and prioritise specific areas of the Dialogue’s current action plan.

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MC2CM-RUCP: Inauguration of the Migrant Information and Orientation Desk for vocational training services in Casablanca

05 February 2024

On 31 January 2024, the Migrant Information and Orientation Desk was inaugurated within the framework of the European Union-funded project "Mediterranean City-to-City Migration - Reinforcing Urban Capacity Partnerships ” (MC2CM-RUCP), implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). 

On 31 January 2024, the Migrant Information and Orientation Desk was inaugurated within the framework of the European Union-funded project "Mediterranean City-to-City Migration - Reinforcing Urban Capacity Partnerships ” (MC2CM-RUCP), implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). 

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SCOP 3.1. Steering Group meeting facilitating discussion on project progress and future directions

29 January 2024

On 26 January, ICMPD held the Steering Group meeting of the SCOP 3.1 project. The purpose of the event was to take stock of the project's progress, agree on the work plan for its successful completion, and exchange ideas on possible ways forward beyond the project life cycle. 

On 26 January, ICMPD held the Steering Group meeting of the SCOP 3.1 project. The purpose of the event was to take stock of the project's progress, agree on the work plan for its successful completion, and exchange ideas on possible ways forward beyond the project life cycle. 

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High-level event on the occasion of the handover of ICMPD’s Steering Group Chairmanship from Türkiye to Greece

24 January 2024

On 24 January 2024, Greece and ICMPD jointly organised a high-level event titled “A holistic approach for balanced migration partnerships” in Brussels. The event marked the handover of the Chairmanship of ICMPD’s Steering Group from Türkiye to Greece with speeches by Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Permanent Delegate of Türkiye to the EU, and Ambassador Ioannis Vrailas, Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU. Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitrios Kairidis, Minister for Migration and Asylum of Greece, and ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger participated in the panel discussion moderated by ICMPD’s Brussels Mission Director Ralph Genetzke. Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas delivered closing remarks.

On 24 January 2024, Greece and ICMPD jointly organised a high-level event titled “A holistic approach for balanced migration partnerships” in Brussels. The event marked the handover of the Chairmanship of ICMPD’s Steering Group from Türkiye to Greece with speeches by Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Permanent Delegate of Türkiye to the EU, and Ambassador Ioannis Vrailas, Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU. Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitrios Kairidis, Minister for Migration and Asylum of Greece, and ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger participated in the panel discussion moderated by ICMPD’s Brussels Mission Director Ralph Genetzke. Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas delivered closing remarks.

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LIBMITAF celebrates its achievements together with Libyan partners as the project concludes

22 January 2024

Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) marks the successful conclusion of its project, implemented from 2021 to 2023 with financial support from the European Union (EU) and the Swiss Confederation. Throughout the project duration, LIBMITAF supported Libyan institutions in various areas of migration governance. As the project concludes, it is time to reflect on the achievements with our Libyan partners.

Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) marks the successful conclusion of its project, implemented from 2021 to 2023 with financial support from the European Union (EU) and the Swiss Confederation. Throughout the project duration, LIBMITAF supported Libyan institutions in various areas of migration governance. As the project concludes, it is time to reflect on the achievements with our Libyan partners.

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Migration Outlook report: Electoral promises and quick fixes, asylum offshoring, and labour migration’s coming of age

17 January 2024

In a year full of European, national, and regional elections, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) expects migration to be a pivotal topic. While many governments implement quick fixes ahead of their electoral cycles, opposition parties are tying their campaigns to migration-related promises. ICMPD’s 2024 Migration Outlook report forecasts record displacement levels resulting from war and conflict, leading to a further securitization of migration and offshoring of asylum procedures, as well as a rise in secondary movements. These developments are taking place while labour migration is ‘coming of age’ in Europe.

In a year full of European, national, and regional elections, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) expects migration to be a pivotal topic. While many governments implement quick fixes ahead of their electoral cycles, opposition parties are tying their campaigns to migration-related promises. ICMPD’s 2024 Migration Outlook report forecasts record displacement levels resulting from war and conflict, leading to a further securitization of migration and offshoring of asylum procedures, as well as a rise in secondary movements. These developments are taking place while labour migration is ‘coming of age’ in Europe.

In Focus
The 6th International Border Management Conference convened in Istanbul

19 December 2023

This annual flagship event, which was supported by the Government of the Netherlands, the European Union, Austria, the Czech Republic, Kingdom of  Denmark, Germany, Swiss Confederation, organised in close collaboration with ICMPD's esteemed partners, has become a vital platform for practitioners, policy makers, donors, and experts to engage in dialogue on cutting-edge developments, good practices, and the latest trends in the field of border management.

This annual flagship event, which was supported by the Government of the Netherlands, the European Union, Austria, the Czech Republic, Kingdom of  Denmark, Germany, Swiss Confederation, organised in close collaboration with ICMPD's esteemed partners, has become a vital platform for practitioners, policy makers, donors, and experts to engage in dialogue on cutting-edge developments, good practices, and the latest trends in the field of border management.

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Inspire Project: Consultative workshop to develop the skills partnership scheme between Georgia and France

11 December 2023

On 21-22 November 2023, the Inspire project team conducted a consultative meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, aimed at further refining the skills partnership scheme between Georgia and France. Representatives from Georgia’s public sector, as well as the private sector, spent two days providing insights and inputs on the skills partnership scheme being developed.

On 21-22 November 2023, the Inspire project team conducted a consultative meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, aimed at further refining the skills partnership scheme between Georgia and France. Representatives from Georgia’s public sector, as well as the private sector, spent two days providing insights and inputs on the skills partnership scheme being developed.

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KOMPLEKS: International seminar on labour market integration for temporary protection beneficiaries

07 December 2023

On 7 December 2023, ICMPD organised the fourth international seminar in Warsaw as part of the ICMPD-led project “Comprehensive Support for People in a Vulnerable Situation in the Polish Migration Management System (KOMPLEKS)”, in collaboration with the Polish Migration Forum Foundation (PFM), and the Association for Legal Intervention (SIP).

On 7 December 2023, ICMPD organised the fourth international seminar in Warsaw as part of the ICMPD-led project “Comprehensive Support for People in a Vulnerable Situation in the Polish Migration Management System (KOMPLEKS)”, in collaboration with the Polish Migration Forum Foundation (PFM), and the Association for Legal Intervention (SIP).

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Three decades of dialogue on migration – where did the Budapest Process start and what has it become?

05 December 2023

On 5 December 2023, Budapest Process Senior Officials gather in Istanbul to celebrate 30 years of dialogue on migration. Initial discussions on the need for a migration dialogue within wider Europe started in the early 90s including at a Ministerial meeting in 1991 in Berlin. In February 1993, the Budapest Process obtained its name after its successful Ministerial Conference in Budapest. Ministers and delegates from 41 countries and organisations gathered in the capital and agreed upon 32 recommendations to take forward and implement jointly.

On 5 December 2023, Budapest Process Senior Officials gather in Istanbul to celebrate 30 years of dialogue on migration. Initial discussions on the need for a migration dialogue within wider Europe started in the early 90s including at a Ministerial meeting in 1991 in Berlin. In February 1993, the Budapest Process obtained its name after its successful Ministerial Conference in Budapest. Ministers and delegates from 41 countries and organisations gathered in the capital and agreed upon 32 recommendations to take forward and implement jointly.

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Shelter Management, Case Management and Trauma Informed Practice-Developing Responses to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

05 December 2023

On 28-29 November 2023, the Anti-Trafficking Programme (ATP) of ICMPD organised a training on managing shelters for trafficked persons, case management, and cooperation of shelters. The training took place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and participating organisations came from Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Togo.

On 28-29 November 2023, the Anti-Trafficking Programme (ATP) of ICMPD organised a training on managing shelters for trafficked persons, case management, and cooperation of shelters. The training took place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and participating organisations came from Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Togo.

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Senior expert roundtable on bilateral and EU labour migration partnerships

04 December 2023

ICMPD organised a virtual senior expert roundtable entitled "Building upon the Patchwork of Bilateral and EU Labour Migration Partnerships.” Participants discussed what the EU and its member states can do to better attract talent from outside the EU, and to become more appealing destinations in the global race for talent. 

ICMPD organised a virtual senior expert roundtable entitled "Building upon the Patchwork of Bilateral and EU Labour Migration Partnerships.” Participants discussed what the EU and its member states can do to better attract talent from outside the EU, and to become more appealing destinations in the global race for talent. 

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LIBMITAF organised a training for Libyan representatives in Milan

24 November 2023

On 13-17 November 2023 in Milan, Italy, the EU and Swiss co-funded Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) project organised a training for Libyan representatives on the topic of “Forensics and Identifying Deceased Persons”, including missing migrants and internally displaced persons.

On 13-17 November 2023 in Milan, Italy, the EU and Swiss co-funded Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) project organised a training for Libyan representatives on the topic of “Forensics and Identifying Deceased Persons”, including missing migrants and internally displaced persons.

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