5 takeaways for strengthening migration governance for the future

Released 06 November 2023

Takeaways from Vienna Migration Conference 2023, ICMPD’s annual flagship event, held 10-11 October 2023.

LIBMITAF organised a training for Libyan representatives in Milan

Released 24 November 2023

On 13-17 November 2023 in Milan, Italy, the EU and Swiss co-funded Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) project organised a training for Libyan representatives on the topic of “Forensics and Identifying Deceased Persons”, including missing migrants and internally displaced persons.

BOMCA: 20 years of successful cross-border cooperation

Released 24 November 2023

On 15 November, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) held an official reception in Tashkent marking the 20th anniversary of the EU flagship initiative for the region. The hallmark event gathered over 150 participants representing donor institutions, national counterparts, implementing consortium, and international stakeholders. The occasion provided the opportunity to reflect on achievements and success stories as well as to thank programme partners for their cooperation over the years. The event was held together with the Central Asia Drug Action Programme, the second flagship initiative for the region launched jointly with BOMCA. 

LIBMITAF celebrates its achievements together with Libyan partners as the project concludes

Released 22 January 2024

Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) marks the successful conclusion of its project, implemented from 2021 to 2023 with financial support from the European Union (EU) and the Swiss Confederation. Throughout the project duration, LIBMITAF supported Libyan institutions in various areas of migration governance. As the project concludes, it is time to reflect on the achievements with our Libyan partners.

Roundtable discussion on the results of the analysis in the area of migration and asylum management

Released 24 April 2023

On 3 April, a roundtable discussion gathered representatives of the Inspectorate General for Migration (IGM) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova together with SCOP project team and experts working on the analysis of the status quo at IGM and in the area of migration management.

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Why integration monitoring matters and how to implement it effectively

Released 12 January 2024

Immigrant integration remains a pressing issue for policymakers in Europe and beyond, and monitoring reports offer a useful resource for collecting evidence and assessing integration outcomes and policies. This commentary highlights how integration monitoring can be a beneficial policy tool and provides insight on how to address potential challenges when developing and conducting integration monitoring.    

Africa-to-Europe value chains: How nearshoring can mitigate Europe’s migration crisis and aid energy transition

Released 08 February 2024

Africa-to-Europe value chains in manufacturing and agri-food production can mitigate factors driving current migration patterns by employing Africans in local value-added production and boosting African GDP growth, reorienting Africa-Europe relations towards mutual economic benefit and dignity.

Extending temporary protection: It seems most viable, but is it?

Released 04 March 2024

While the Temporary Protection Directive has been praised for its success in providing immediate assistance to millions, uncertainty remains about what will happen once it ends. One option that has recently gained attention is to further prolong temporary protection beyond March 2025. It may seem straightforward to simply extend temporary protection by another year, yet this may create some important challenges beyond deferring longer term decisions.

Vienna Migration Conference 2023 discussed the need to conclude the ‘Pact’, step up labour migration, and safeguard fundamental rights at borders

Released 12 October 2023

The eighth annual Vienna Migration Conference (VMC2023) took place on 10 and 11 October 2023, gathering key stakeholders from the migration policy world. Discussions centred on pressing topics in migration governance, including how to facilitate safe and regular migration, protecting migrants’ rights at borders, what the future of work might look like, and the role of policy in securing needed workers. A range of speakers took stock of where we stand and where we need to go, sharing successful initiatives and ideas for the road ahead.

EU Training Support to Libya’s Border Security and Management Institutions


Border Management and Security / Capacity Development


Austria / Canada / Germany / Ghana / India / Indonesia / Morocco / Netherlands / Nigeria / Philippines / Poland / Ukraine

Governance / Legal and Labour Migration / Partnerships / Development

FAiR: Finding Agreement in Return

Austria / Bulgaria / Czechia / Georgia / Germany / Greece / France / Italy / Iraq / Netherlands / Nigeria / Poland / Romania / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Türkiye / United Kingdom

Return and Reintegration / Research / Policy

Call for Applications: ICMPD International Summer School on Migration

Released 05 April 2024

From 7-13 July 2024 the 11th International Summer School on Migration will take place in Georgia. The ICMPD Summer School is a collaborative effort among the EU-funded projects “Implementing the Mobility Partnership in Azerbaijan” (MOBILAZE 2), “Strengthening Development Impact of Migration in Georgia” (STREAMinG 2), and the Prague Process, with all three initiatives led by ICMPD.

TRAFIG final Conference

03 May 2022