European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN) - Inaugural Meeting

On 13 June 2018, ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger delivered a speech at the Inaugural Meeting of the ERRIN project in Brussels, Belgium. Download his speech here.

The Western Balkans and the European Union: National Systems for Combating Human Trafficking in Southeast Europe in the Context of the Accession Process

On 31 May 2018 ICMPD's Director General Michael Spindelegger delivered a keynote at the Western Balkans and the European Union: National Systems for Combating Human Trafficking in Southeast Europe in the Context of the Accession Process. Download the speech here.

Opening remarks for the International Conference on Peace-Making and Conflict Management

On 28 May 2018, ICMPD Director General Michael Spindelegger participated  in the International Peace Studies Conference in Vienna, Austria. Download his opening speech here.

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