Project News
Psychological services introduced at the Migrants Accommodation Centre through the CareFor Project in Moldova

29 June 2022

A new service of psychological counselling will be rendered to the residents of the Migrants Accommodation Centre in Chisinau. Such service has been a pressing need at the Centre ever since its setting-up over a decade ago. Psychological counselling of foreigners is an increasing priority especially now, amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in neighbouring Ukraine.

A new service of psychological counselling will be rendered to the residents of the Migrants Accommodation Centre in Chisinau. Such service has been a pressing need at the Centre ever since its setting-up over a decade ago. Psychological counselling of foreigners is an increasing priority especially now, amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in neighbouring Ukraine.

Project News
CareFor project strengthens the risk analysis capacity of the Moldovan Bureau for Migration and Asylum

27 June 2022

On 27 June, the Bureau for Migration and Asylum was introduced to the external expert on risk analysis. The expert has been hired upon Bureau’s request to help the institution streamline its in-house risk analysis function amidst the current humanitarian crisis.

On 27 June, the Bureau for Migration and Asylum was introduced to the external expert on risk analysis. The expert has been hired upon Bureau’s request to help the institution streamline its in-house risk analysis function amidst the current humanitarian crisis.

In Focus
Special Vienna Migration Conference event: Europe’s protection challenge: Preparing for the next stage

27 June 2022

On 27 June 2022, ICMPD and Germany, in its capacity as 2022 Chair of the ICMPD Steering Group, organised a special mid-year Vienna Migration Conference event hosted by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. The event brought together senior migration decision makers from European countries and EU institutions to discuss the impact of the Ukraine displacement crisis and lessons learnt for policymaking with an audience of Berlin-based stakeholders.

On 27 June 2022, ICMPD and Germany, in its capacity as 2022 Chair of the ICMPD Steering Group, organised a special mid-year Vienna Migration Conference event hosted by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. The event brought together senior migration decision makers from European countries and EU institutions to discuss the impact of the Ukraine displacement crisis and lessons learnt for policymaking with an audience of Berlin-based stakeholders.

Project News
EUROMED V hosts peer to peer conference on Capacity Partnerships

26 June 2022

From 21-23 June, Ministerial representatives of EU Member States and Southern Partner Countries, as well as migration experts from international organisations and academia met in Jordan at the Conference ‘Capacity Partnerships: Responding to the Needs of Refugees by Developing Opportunities for Host Countries’. They explored ways in which international cooperation could strengthen national and regional capacities to mitigate the challenges and maximise the benefits arising from protracted displacement.

From 21-23 June, Ministerial representatives of EU Member States and Southern Partner Countries, as well as migration experts from international organisations and academia met in Jordan at the Conference ‘Capacity Partnerships: Responding to the Needs of Refugees by Developing Opportunities for Host Countries’. They explored ways in which international cooperation could strengthen national and regional capacities to mitigate the challenges and maximise the benefits arising from protracted displacement.

Project News
Enhancing Civil-Military Cooperation in Fragile Lebanese Border Villages

20 June 2022

To support the volatile border regions, Akkar and Baalbeck, restore stability and establish stronger relations with border security agencies, the EU-funded Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon Phase 3) Project signed a partnership agreement in the first quarter of 2021 with the NATO affiliate Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG).

To support the volatile border regions, Akkar and Baalbeck, restore stability and establish stronger relations with border security agencies, the EU-funded Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon Phase 3) Project signed a partnership agreement in the first quarter of 2021 with the NATO affiliate Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG).

Project News
Evaluating the Ghana Immigration Service (2018-2022) Strategic Plan

14 June 2022

The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana project (SBS Ghana) together with the Strengthening Border and Migration Management in Ghana (SMMIG) supported the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at a four day workshop in Koforidua-Ghana, to evaluate the implementation status of the 2018-2022 strategic plan of the Service. 

The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana project (SBS Ghana) together with the Strengthening Border and Migration Management in Ghana (SMMIG) supported the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at a four day workshop in Koforidua-Ghana, to evaluate the implementation status of the 2018-2022 strategic plan of the Service. 

Project News
ATP Presents Three Practical Guidelines to Enhance the National Referral Mechanisms for Victims of Human Trafficking

13 June 2022

The Anti-Trafficking Programme (ATP) of ICMPD held the final event of the regional project “Developing Approaches for Enhancing the Functionality of the National Referral Mechanisms in the MARRI Participants”. The team presented three practical guidelines developed in the framework of the project.

The Anti-Trafficking Programme (ATP) of ICMPD held the final event of the regional project “Developing Approaches for Enhancing the Functionality of the National Referral Mechanisms in the MARRI Participants”. The team presented three practical guidelines developed in the framework of the project.

Project News
The Network of NATC SEE discusses the Ukrainian crisis and human trafficking in South-Eastern Europe

10 June 2022

On 2 June 2022, in Budva, Montenegro, the Network of the Anti-Trafficking Coordinators of South-Eastern Europe met for their annual meeting. The rationale of the meeting was a discussion of the effects of the Ukrainian crisis on the trafficking in human beings in the region based on the network countries’ experience in the past months.

On 2 June 2022, in Budva, Montenegro, the Network of the Anti-Trafficking Coordinators of South-Eastern Europe met for their annual meeting. The rationale of the meeting was a discussion of the effects of the Ukrainian crisis on the trafficking in human beings in the region based on the network countries’ experience in the past months.

Project News
New project launched: Rights Based Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries

10 June 2022

Denmark supports Pakistan to strengthen rights based border management capacities of Federal Investigation Agency

Denmark supports Pakistan to strengthen rights based border management capacities of Federal Investigation Agency

Project News
Four Ghanaian CSOs receive €400,000 grant from the SBS Ghana Project

10 June 2022

The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana)  project, funded by European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), organised a welcome ceremony, for four beneficiary organisations. They received a four hundred thousand Euro (€400,000) grant to implement activities that will support and contribute to innovative approaches on mobility issues and border management, in Ghana. This grant follows the first grant of € 300,000 awarded to three Ghanaian CSOs in August 2021.

The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana)  project, funded by European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), organised a welcome ceremony, for four beneficiary organisations. They received a four hundred thousand Euro (€400,000) grant to implement activities that will support and contribute to innovative approaches on mobility issues and border management, in Ghana. This grant follows the first grant of € 300,000 awarded to three Ghanaian CSOs in August 2021.

Project News
EUROMED Migration V runs its first Training for Young Migration Professionals

09 June 2022

In May 2022, the EUROMED Migration V project in cooperation with the Training Institute for Migration Capacity Partnerships organised its first Training for Young Migration Professionals in Malta: a 5-day course for students from Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya, and Palestine.

In May 2022, the EUROMED Migration V project in cooperation with the Training Institute for Migration Capacity Partnerships organised its first Training for Young Migration Professionals in Malta: a 5-day course for students from Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya, and Palestine.

Project News
SPRING webinar on entrepreneurship support for (female) beneficiaries of Temporary Protection from Ukraine

09 June 2022

On 2 June 2022, ICMPD, as part of the SPRING project, held a webinar on entrepreneurship as a driver of economic inclusion, focusing on good practices, challenges, and opportunities for (female) beneficiaries of Temporary Protection from Ukraine. The panel featured a diverse range of experts and practitioners working in the field of the EU and ICMPD Member States.

On 2 June 2022, ICMPD, as part of the SPRING project, held a webinar on entrepreneurship as a driver of economic inclusion, focusing on good practices, challenges, and opportunities for (female) beneficiaries of Temporary Protection from Ukraine. The panel featured a diverse range of experts and practitioners working in the field of the EU and ICMPD Member States.

Project News
Regional training on international cooperation to combat cross-border crime in the framework of the Khartoum Process

03 June 2022

On 24 – 26 May 2022, South Sudan hosted a Regional training for officials of border management agencies on international cooperation to combat cross-border crime. The event was the first as part of South Sudan’s workplan as Chair of the Khartoum Process.

On 24 – 26 May 2022, South Sudan hosted a Regional training for officials of border management agencies on international cooperation to combat cross-border crime. The event was the first as part of South Sudan’s workplan as Chair of the Khartoum Process.

Project News
Second preparatory Senior Officials´ Meeting for the 4th Prague Process Ministerial Conference

02 June 2022

On 12-13 May 2022, Austria and the Czech Republic in its capacity of Prague Process Chair hosted the Prague Process Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Vienna.

On 12-13 May 2022, Austria and the Czech Republic in its capacity of Prague Process Chair hosted the Prague Process Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Vienna.

Around the Globe
ICMPD Director General at the GLOBSEC 2022 Bratislava Forum

02 June 2022

The GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum 2022 focuses on the essential challenges of today’s divided world and takes place on 2 – 4 June 2022. On this occasion, ICMPD’s Director General Michael Spindelegger points out the link between the war in Ukraine, wheat supply and possible migration movements.

The GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum 2022 focuses on the essential challenges of today’s divided world and takes place on 2 – 4 June 2022. On this occasion, ICMPD’s Director General Michael Spindelegger points out the link between the war in Ukraine, wheat supply and possible migration movements.

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