The ICMPD Migration Podcast invites internal and external experts and critics to discuss current migration issues in an informal setting. A wide range of issues resulting from the attack on Ukraine is discussed in a way that is relevant to both, the research community as well as the general public.

...fellow Europeans were fast to open their homes to provide shelter to Ukrainians. The EU was fast to react, too. On 4 March, 22, it pulled the so-called Temporary Protection Directive, for the very first time. One year into the war, the Directive, that had proved to be effective, was prolonged for another year. Nevertheless, the question remains: What can be ways out of the Temporary Protection Directive? ICMPD Senior Policy Advisor, Asylum Expert Martin Wagner, reflects back and looks into the future of Temporary Protection Directive and why it’s important to start to look for exit strategies now.  

... the majority of  migration movements happen within regions. The International Centre for Migration Policy Development identified six priority regions, in which operations take place in close cooperation with local partners. These regions include Western Balkans and Türkiye, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Silk Routes, Mediterranean, West Africa, Pan Africa Initiatives. In this podcast episode, we invited Mr. Martijn Pluim, Director Migration Dialogues and Cooperation, to provide an overview of the different regions' most pressing migration challenges in the year 2023. 

... - in terms of the geopolitical situation and migration, flight and displacement. How will the war in Ukraine, economic recession, labour shortages and climate change affect migration in the EU in 2023? Martin Hofmann, ICMPD Principal Advisor provides an overview.

...Tunisia has had one of the highest rates of asylum seekers in the EU in 2022. A decade after the so-called Arab Spring, Tunisia is struggling economically. To better understand the motifs, challenges and overall migration situation in and outside the country, Tunisia has carried out the very first National Survey on Migration, interviewing more than 180 thousand households over the period of one year. ICMPD has carried out the project. In this episode, we interview Donya Smida, who is the head of the Office in Tunisia as well as the Portfolio Manager for Tunisia and Libya.

...Pakistan is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis in 75 years, caused by unusual weather phenomena worldwide. Why is this country, which is responsible for just one percent of global emissions, among the top ten countries most affected by climate change? And what conclusions can be drawn for climate-change-induced migration in the long run? Ayesha Qaisrani, ICMPD researcher guides you through this complex issue in an understandable way.

...in August 2021, he was busy evacuating his staff out of the country: Samim Ahmadi, ICMPD Country Coordinator for Afghanistan, looks back on one year of Taliban rule and provides an update on current and persistent migration movements and measures to create save pathways.

...one would not necessarily think of its effects on North Africa and migration. Our research officer Nesrine Ben Brahim has done that and uncovers the interdependencies of the skyrocketing wheat prices, political upheaval and possible new migration movements within and out of the African continent. This episode is moderated by Elisabeth Minkow, ICMPD Communications Officer.

...international displaced in just over 2 months. A vast majority of them are now in the EU under the Temporary Protection Directive. And while the primary goal – ensuring physical safety – was carried out with unprecedented speediness, the question of integration is becoming more urgent now, for both the newly arrived and the residents in the host countries. In this podcast episode Justyna Seges Frelak (ICMPD Senior Policy Analyst) and Caitlin Katsiaficas (ICMPD Policy Analyst) are sharing insights into the current challenges and lessons learned from the past. Moderated by Elisabeth Minkow, ICMPD Communications Officer.

.... He talks about the situation from perspective of his project staff on the ground and how ICMPD which runs numerous projects in Ukraine has reacted on project level. The podcast is presented by Elisabeth Minkow, ICMPD Communications Officer.

...as a quick solution to the enormous amount of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. Martin Wagner, a top expert in international protection, asylum and the EU, explains how it works as well as its pros and cons. Moderation by Elisabeth Minkow, ICMPD Communication Officer.

...an overview of the most pressing migration issues in the year to come. In this episode we are specifically looking into migration issues in South and West Asia. We invited the two co-authors of the ICMPD Migration Outlook, Maegan Hendow and Naozad Hodiwala who will be critically questioned by Martina Bachler, a journalist working on political and economic issues.

...the main author of the ICMPD Migration Outlook. He is critically questioned by Martina Bachler, journalist working on politics and economy. You will hear: Why were certain political issues given preference above others? What makes “the Belarus case” a precedent for the EU and why is Ukraine not mentioned? What about migration and climate change? These and many more questions will be answered in this episode. Hosted by: Elisabeth Minkow, ICMPD Communications Officer.