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

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.

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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ICMPD establishes Coordination and Cooperation Center for Migration in the Mediterranean

25 May 2016

Six months after the Valletta Summit of Migration there are concerns that the Mediterranean could again be the epicentre of irregular migration-flows. With this in mind, the Foreign Minister of Malta, George Vella, and the Director General of ICMPD (International Center for Migration Policy Development), Michael Spindelegger, opened the organisation’s “Coordination and Cooperation Center for Migration in the Mediterranean” in Valetta.

Six months after the Valletta Summit of Migration there are concerns that the Mediterranean could again be the epicentre of irregular migration-flows. With this in mind, the Foreign Minister of Malta, George Vella, and the Director General of ICMPD (International Center for Migration Policy Development), Michael Spindelegger, opened the organisation’s “Coordination and Cooperation Center for Migration in the Mediterranean” in Valetta.

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Curso na fronteira brasileira abre caminho para melhor gestão de fluxos migratórios no país

29 April 2016

Mais de 70 representantes do governo (municipal, estadual e federal), da sociedade civil e da comunidade científica participaram, nos dias 27 e 28 de abril de 2016, do “Curso sobre migração, tráfico de pessoas e atendimento a pessoas vulneráveis à exploração”, realizado na Universidade Federal de Roraima, em Boa Vista. O curso insere-se no âmbito do projeto MT Brasil, financiado pela União Europeia, o Ministério da Justiça do Brasil (MJ), o Ministério do Trabalho e Previdência Social do Brasil (MTPS) e o Escritório Federal para Migrações da Suíça, e implementado pelo Centro Internacional para o Desenvolvimento de Políticas Migratórias (ICMPD).

Mais de 70 representantes do governo (municipal, estadual e federal), da sociedade civil e da comunidade científica participaram, nos dias 27 e 28 de abril de 2016, do “Curso sobre migração, tráfico de pessoas e atendimento a pessoas vulneráveis à exploração”, realizado na Universidade Federal de Roraima, em Boa Vista. O curso insere-se no âmbito do projeto MT Brasil, financiado pela União Europeia, o Ministério da Justiça do Brasil (MJ), o Ministério do Trabalho e Previdência Social do Brasil (MTPS) e o Escritório Federal para Migrações da Suíça, e implementado pelo Centro Internacional para o Desenvolvimento de Políticas Migratórias (ICMPD).

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Training on the Brazilian land border paves the way for enhanced migratory flows management in the country

29 April 2016

More than 70 representatives of Brazilian local, state and federal governments, civil society and the scientific community participated in the "training on migration, trafficking in human beings and assistance to people vulnerable to exploitation" held at the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Boa Vista on 27 and 28 April.

More than 70 representatives of Brazilian local, state and federal governments, civil society and the scientific community participated in the "training on migration, trafficking in human beings and assistance to people vulnerable to exploitation" held at the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Boa Vista on 27 and 28 April.

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ICMPD Reiterates Support to DGSG

14 April 2016

ICMPD Director General, Dr. Michael Spindelegger, reaffirmed the organization's commitment to supporting Lebanon in various fields of relevance to migration, particularly within the context of the on-going refugees crisis and its ramifications in Lebanon.

ICMPD Director General, Dr. Michael Spindelegger, reaffirmed the organization's commitment to supporting Lebanon in various fields of relevance to migration, particularly within the context of the on-going refugees crisis and its ramifications in Lebanon.

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ICMPD Director General Reaffirms the Organisation's Commitment and Support to Lebanon

13 April 2016

ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, after meeting with senior officials, chiefly the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam today said that it is absolutely key to seek greater European and international support for Lebanon's efforts to address the consequences of the Syrian Crisis.

ICMPD Director General, Michael Spindelegger, after meeting with senior officials, chiefly the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Tammam Salam today said that it is absolutely key to seek greater European and international support for Lebanon's efforts to address the consequences of the Syrian Crisis.

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Latin American Experts Met Mid-February in San José, Costa Rica, to Identify Options to Better Assist and Protect Migrants in Times of Crisis

17 February 2016

The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative Regional Consultation for Latin America took place on 17-18 February 2016 in San José, Costa Rica. This consultation was fully funded by the European Union and organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in cooperation with the Government of Costa Rica.

The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative Regional Consultation for Latin America took place on 17-18 February 2016 in San José, Costa Rica. This consultation was fully funded by the European Union and organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in cooperation with the Government of Costa Rica.

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The FMM West Africa Project supports the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan in West Africa

09 February 2016

In 2015, about 1 million migrants arrived in Europe, with more than 2000 migrants losing their lives in the process. West African migrants featured in the top 5 countries of origin, which crossed the Mediterranean to arrive in Europe.

In 2015, about 1 million migrants arrived in Europe, with more than 2000 migrants losing their lives in the process. West African migrants featured in the top 5 countries of origin, which crossed the Mediterranean to arrive in Europe.

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

29 January 2016

Newly-elected Director General of the Vienna-based International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Michael Spindelegger, met yesterday Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Austria / Permanent Representative to the International Organisations in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Khaled Abdel-Rahman Shamaa. The meeting, which was held at the Egyptian embassy in Vienna, tackled various key issues of relevance to ICMPD and Egypt, including the prospects of cooperation in the immediate future on several subfields of migration.

Newly-elected Director General of the Vienna-based International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Michael Spindelegger, met yesterday Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Austria / Permanent Representative to the International Organisations in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Khaled Abdel-Rahman Shamaa. The meeting, which was held at the Egyptian embassy in Vienna, tackled various key issues of relevance to ICMPD and Egypt, including the prospects of cooperation in the immediate future on several subfields of 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

27 January 2016

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. 

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

14 January 2016

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.

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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Michael Spindelegger elected Director General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development

30 September 2015

Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Minister will take office at ICMPD in January 

Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Minister will take office at ICMPD in January 

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