Current and future policies and priorities of the management of the EU’s external borders

Om 17 May, ICMPD Director General delivered a speech at the Thematic Conference on Border Security in Sofia, organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Download his speech here.

Opening remarks for the Second Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Budapest Ministerial Conference

From 16-17 April the Second Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Budapest Ministerial Conference took place in Turkey. ICMPD Director General delivered an opening speech. Download his speech here.

Salzburg Forum, Vienna Process 12-13 April, Vienna, Austria

On 12 April, ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger participated  in the Ministerial Meeting during the Salzburg Forum, Vienna Process. Download his speech here

Informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers

ICMPD's Director General Michael Spindelegger took part in the informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Sofia, Bulgaria 25-26 January. He addressed the participants during the working lunch on the topic of "Global aspects of migration: Discussion on the main building blocks of the future Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration". Download his address here

Border Management Symposium 2018 "Crossing Borders in the next 15 years - visions, realities and constraints"

On 12 January 2018 the ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger opened the ICMPD-organised event on the future of Border Management in Europe. Download his speech

Shared Awareness and DE-confliction in the Mediterranean 2-2017 (SHADE MED 2-2017)

ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger held a keynote speech at the Shared Awareness and DE-confliction in the Mediterranean 2-2017 in Rome, Italy, on 23 November 2017. The topic of the  conference was  “Situational Awareness, Information Exchange and Capacity Building: fundamental pillars of Maritime Security in the Mediterranean Sea.”
Download the speech delivered by Mr Michael Spindelegger here.    

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat

On 7 November 2017, ICMPD signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN Habitat in Lebanon. Download the speech by ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger here

Vienna Migration Conference 2017 - Closing Remarks by the Director General

Download the Closing Speech of the Vienna Migration Conference delivered by the ICMPD Director General Spindelegger here