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Spindelegger: Migrationspolitik braucht präzisere Grundlagen. ICMPD soll Entscheidungsträger als Dialog-Plattform und Think Tank unterstützen

WIEN, 29. Januar 2016 – Als neuer Generaldirektor präsentierte Michael Spindelegger heute seine Pläne für das Internationale Zentrum für Migrationspolitikentwicklung. Die in Wien ansässige Internationale Organisation wird in ihrer Funktion als zwischenstaatliche Mediationsplattform und Think Tank für migrationspolitische Zukunftsfragen verstärkt.

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ICMPD and Egypt discuss cooperation; reaffirm the need to foster a more balanced discourse on migration

ICMPD’s Director General, Dr. Michael Spindelegger, and Egypt’s Ambassador to Austria, H.E. Khaled Shamaa, discuss concrete cooperation on migration issues; reaffirm the need to foster a more balanced discourse on migration.

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EU needs to stem four main challenges to solve migration crisis according to new director general of key European organisation

During his debut visit to Brussels, the newly-appointed Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Michael Spindelegger, met key European decision makers including Commissioners and addressed press for the first time. He points to four issues that Europe and its partners need to address to solve the current migration crisis. Spindelegger also outlined plans for his organisation, ICMPD.

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The least bad option: For many Syrians, exploitation is the only way to survive

A new study, the first of its kind, casts light on how the conflict in Syria is making children, women and men more vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking in persons. Often people are trafficked or exploited simply because they are not able to meet their basic needs, according to research by ICMPD, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. To prevent this, investment in infrastructure and humanitarian aid in the main hosting countries is essential.

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Border guards from Belarus and Ukraine familiarise themselves with CCPs

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will organize a bilateral training on Common Contact Points (CCPs) for 20 border guard officers from the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine on 8 – 9 December 2015 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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From words to action: Implementation of new EU-Africa plan on migration discussed by 55 countries

Heads of states from Africa and Europe agreed on an action plan to tackle migration at a summit in Valletta in mid-November. The operationalisation will build on existing EU-Africa cooperation Frameworks, such as the ‘Rabat Process’. Officials from 55 states participating in this political dialogue will gather from 2-4 December in Porto to agree on concrete activities and timelines, and to exchange expertise on trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants.

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