Expert Voice: Investing in communities and building human capital in Afghanistan - alternatives to irregular migration

While Europe is holding its breath in anticipation of another COVID-19 related lockdown, with people still adapting to closed borders and movement restrictions, the people of Afghanistan are all too familiar with this situation....> more

Project News: "MIKS" project completes its second project phase

The “Migration.Communication.Schools” (MIKS) project partners from ICMPD, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the University of Education of Lower Austria met in Vienna on 17 September 2020 to record the interim status of...> more

ICMPD Around the Globe: ICMPD and Tajikistan strengthen cooperation

ICMPD Director General Mr. Michael Spindelegger and Ms. Gurlu Jabborzoda, Minister of of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population (MoLMEP) of Tajikistan have exchanged views on migration issues and signed a Memorandum on...> more

Expert Voice: VDL’s migration plan – The fine art of pleasing no-one

The Von der Leyen Commission plans to crack down on widespread abuse of Europe’s asylum system whilst doubling down on relocation as the solution to irregular boat arrivals in the Mediterranean. Can the Schengen area learn the...> more

Project News: Border Management Programme in Central Asia concluded its 9th phase

On 15 September 2020, the European Union-funded Programme on Border Management in Central Asia (BOMCA) gathered more than 100 high-level stakeholders online to summarise the achievements of thematic work from the five years of...> more

Project News: ICMPD and Tajikistan formalise and deepen their relations

On 10 September, the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan informed ICMPD that the government gave its approval to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICMPD....> more

Project News: Signing Ceremony of the National Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Cooperation Protocol in Ankara

On the 2nd of September 2020, the Signing Ceremony of the National AVR Cooperation Protocol has taken place between the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), the Turkish Red Crescent (TÜRK KIZILAY), the...> more

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