28 February 2024
The European Union Scholarships Project launches in collaboration with ICMPD, Ankara University, Hasan Kalyoncu University, and the Marmara Municipalities Union. The initiative aims to foster higher education access and bolster employment pathways for students under temporary protection (SuTPs), international protection (IPs), and Turkish citizens.
27 February 2024
On 19-23 February, Moldova hosted a border assessment exercise carried out by ICMPD experts within the framework of SCOP 3.1 project. The purpose was to take stock of current infrastructure, equipment, and training needs along Integrated Border Management (IBM) key areas.
23 February 2024
On 22-23 February 2024, the NAVRR project organised a dynamic workshop on the establishment of the Community Engagement Programme, in a collaborative effort between ICMPD and the Presidency of Migration Management. The event brought together key stakeholders including representatives from the Presidency of Migration Management, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, the Turkish Red Crescent, and local NGOs.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.