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Press release: ICMPD Migration Outlook 2021: A first look at key trends and post COVID-19 scenarios.

28 January 2021

2021 will be another challenging year for EU migration policy. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused a global health crisis of historic proportions but is also the event that impacted International migration in 2020 more than any other. It will continue to shape the migration year of 2021 according to the “ICMPD Migration Outlook 2021”, a landmark publication released by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

2021 will be another challenging year for EU migration policy. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused a global health crisis of historic proportions but is also the event that impacted International migration in 2020 more than any other. It will continue to shape the migration year of 2021 according to the “ICMPD Migration Outlook 2021”, a landmark publication released by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

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ICMPD Migration Outlook 2021 - A first look at key trends and post COVID-19 scenarios

15 January 2021

2021 will be another challenging year for EU migration policy. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused a global health crisis of historic proportions but is also the event that impacted International migration in 2020 more than any other. It will continue to shape the migration year of 2021 according to the “ICMPD Migration Outlook 2021”, a landmark publication released by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

2021 will be another challenging year for EU migration policy. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused a global health crisis of historic proportions but is also the event that impacted International migration in 2020 more than any other. It will continue to shape the migration year of 2021 according to the “ICMPD Migration Outlook 2021”, a landmark publication released by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

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Germany joins the European migration organisation ICMPD

20 May 2020

Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

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Press Release: Germany joins the European migration organisation ICMPD

20 May 2020

Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

Germany becomes the 18th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

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Vienna Migration Conference 2019: presenting ICMPD’s 70 recommendations for EU migration policy

20 November 2019

Vienna, 20.11.2019 – In its fourth year, the "Vienna Migration Conference" organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), convenes a broad number of decision makers and key stakeholders to discuss pragmatic, constructive and future-oriented recommendations for the next five years of migration policy making in and for Europe.

Vienna, 20.11.2019 – In its fourth year, the "Vienna Migration Conference" organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), convenes a broad number of decision makers and key stakeholders to discuss pragmatic, constructive and future-oriented recommendations for the next five years of migration policy making in and for Europe.

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Press Release: ICMPD encourages leaders to press the reset button on European migration policy

20 September 2019

Vienna, 20th September 2019: The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) gears up to publish its recommendations for the next five years addressed to EU decision-makers. Now is the time for leaders to press the reset button to break political gridlocks on EU migration policy, and come together through pragmatic implementation and innovative cooperation.

Vienna, 20th September 2019: The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) gears up to publish its recommendations for the next five years addressed to EU decision-makers. Now is the time for leaders to press the reset button to break political gridlocks on EU migration policy, and come together through pragmatic implementation and innovative cooperation.

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Press Release: OFID and ICMPD work together to address development and displacement challenges

19 October 2018

Vienna, Austria, October 19, 2018 –  OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – yesterday hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges of development and displacement.

Vienna, Austria, October 19, 2018 –  OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – yesterday hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges of development and displacement.

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Press Release: Vienna Migration Conference 2019: presenting ICMPD's 70 recommendations for EU migration policy

20 September 2018

Vienna, 20th November 2019: In its fourth year, the "Vienna Migration Conference" organised by theInternational Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD),  convenes a broad number of decision makers and key stakeholders to discuss pragmatic, constructive and future-orientedrecommendations for the next five years of migration policy making in and for Europe.

Vienna, 20th November 2019: In its fourth year, the "Vienna Migration Conference" organised by theInternational Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD),  convenes a broad number of decision makers and key stakeholders to discuss pragmatic, constructive and future-orientedrecommendations for the next five years of migration policy making in and for Europe.

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Migrant Resource Centre being set up and run in Kabul by ICMPD and the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations

04 July 2018

Vienna/Kabul, 04 July 2018: Afghanistan is second only to Syria in the number of refugees originating from within its borders in recent years. Officially, about 2.5 million refugees have left Afghanistan in the almost four decades of this country being marked by hostilities and terror. The unofficial figure for the number of people who have fled exceeds six million. The majority of them are currently in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and Iran as well as in Turkey. It is in this context that the first information centre for potential migrants was opened in Kabul, the Afghan capital, this week. 

Vienna/Kabul, 04 July 2018: Afghanistan is second only to Syria in the number of refugees originating from within its borders in recent years. Officially, about 2.5 million refugees have left Afghanistan in the almost four decades of this country being marked by hostilities and terror. The unofficial figure for the number of people who have fled exceeds six million. The majority of them are currently in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and Iran as well as in Turkey. It is in this context that the first information centre for potential migrants was opened in Kabul, the Afghan capital, this week. 

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Turkey joins the European migration organisation ICMPD

15 May 2018

Vienna, 15 May – The number of member states of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has increased by one as of May 2018. Turkey has become the 17th state to join ICMPD, an international migration policy organisation founded 25 years ago with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. ICMPD already enjoys long-lasting cooperation with Turkey and runs several projects and activities from its office in Ankara. 

Vienna, 15 May – The number of member states of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has increased by one as of May 2018. Turkey has become the 17th state to join ICMPD, an international migration policy organisation founded 25 years ago with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. ICMPD already enjoys long-lasting cooperation with Turkey and runs several projects and activities from its office in Ankara. 

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Malta, a country right in the centre of the Mediterranean, becomes the 16th Member State of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development

14 May 2018

Vienna, 14 May – Malta has been at the forefront of migration challenges in the Mediterranean for many years. As a country at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures Malta has a unique and long-standing history related to the many aspects of migration. It has used this experience to bring the European Union and its African partners together to discuss migration issues at the Valletta Summit of 2015 and the Senior Officials’ Meeting that followed in Malta last year.

Vienna, 14 May – Malta has been at the forefront of migration challenges in the Mediterranean for many years. As a country at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures Malta has a unique and long-standing history related to the many aspects of migration. It has used this experience to bring the European Union and its African partners together to discuss migration issues at the Valletta Summit of 2015 and the Senior Officials’ Meeting that followed in Malta last year.

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ICMPD presents five Migration Partnership Priorities

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2017 Vienna Migration Conference Report released

23 March 2017

On 27th March the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) released the 2017 Vienna Migration Conference report. The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s flagship event to discuss critical migration issues and to drive policy development across Member States. The 2017 VMC was held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on 23–24 October. The publication summarises discussions, findings and conclusions presented at the VMC, and outlines a couple of recommendations to strengthen migration partnerships as frameworks for “safe, orderly and regular migration”.

On 27th March the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) released the 2017 Vienna Migration Conference report. The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s flagship event to discuss critical migration issues and to drive policy development across Member States. The 2017 VMC was held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on 23–24 October. The publication summarises discussions, findings and conclusions presented at the VMC, and outlines a couple of recommendations to strengthen migration partnerships as frameworks for “safe, orderly and regular migration”.

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Vienna Migration Conference 2016 has been opened - Sessions on future perspectives of European migration policy under way

10 November 2016

Vienna, 10 November 2016 – The Vienna Migration Conference 2016, organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), was opened yesterday in the celebration hall of the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, describes the aim of the conference against the background of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants that took place in New York on 19 September: “We want to discuss and break down the results of the New York Declaration for refugees and migrants to a European level, and develop possible scenarios for implementation that would bring better solutions for both migrants and all States involved”.

Vienna, 10 November 2016 – The Vienna Migration Conference 2016, organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), was opened yesterday in the celebration hall of the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, describes the aim of the conference against the background of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants that took place in New York on 19 September: “We want to discuss and break down the results of the New York Declaration for refugees and migrants to a European level, and develop possible scenarios for implementation that would bring better solutions for both migrants and all States involved”.

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EUR 2.5 million project implementing the EU-Jordan Mobility Partnership launched

13 July 2016

AMMAN, 13. July 2016 – Today the European Union Delegation to Jordan and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launches the EUR 2.5 million project “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (JEMPAS)’’. The three-year project, funded by the EU and implemented by ICMPD, will focus on two key areas: Engagement with Jordanian expatriates abroad and preventing trafficking in human beings.

AMMAN, 13. July 2016 – Today the European Union Delegation to Jordan and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) launches the EUR 2.5 million project “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (JEMPAS)’’. The three-year project, funded by the EU and implemented by ICMPD, will focus on two key areas: Engagement with Jordanian expatriates abroad and preventing trafficking in human beings.

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