Project News: MC2CM live learning seminar opened by ICMPD DG Spindelegger

The Mediterranean City to City project (MC2CM) co-organised a webinar on “Leveraging migrants contribution to the emergency and addressing vulnerabilities”, on 16 April 2020 in the frame of a series of Live Learning Experiences...> more

Expert voice: How COVID-19 is changing border control

The pandemic is teaching border agencies in Europe important lessons about operational preparedness in times of crisis. This has implications for the future in terms of training, staffing, cross-border information sharing and the...> more

Expert Voice: COVID-19 from Baghdad to Dhaka

ICMPD field operatives track the ramifications of Covid-19 for migration in more than 90 countries. Over the past weeks, they have reported on developments in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. Here are some...> more

Project News: Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 on Trafficking in Human Beings

On 15 April, ICMPD hosted a meeting of the Network of Anti-Trafficking Coordinators of South-East Europe to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trafficking in human beings and the anti-trafficking response...> more

Expert Voice: Refuge in the time of corona

As the coronavirus has upended life as we know it around the globe, asylum systems have not been spared. With national governments acting in different ways to stem its spread, the pandemic has resulted in a series of measures...> more

Expert Voice: ‘Too important to be neglected’: Refugees in Europe are now essential to keep societies afloat

Due to Covid-19 lockdown, the importance of ‘key workers’ performing ‘systemically relevant’ jobs is clearer. Many of these are migrants, most of them are women. An ICMPD data survey illustrates the importance of refugees to...> more

Expert Voice: COVID-19 – Migration in the age of biosecurity

Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) is doing to travel and migration what the 2008 financial crash did to banks and the flow of capital. Instead of a ‘credit crunch’, the world economy is crippled by a global mobility shutdown. The road back...> more

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