The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), established in 1993 by Austria and Switzerland, is an international organisation that works in migration-related fields. Although ICMPD has a European basis, it carries out its activities throughout the world, including in Europe, Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and South America. Through its six Competence Centres, ICMPD provides its 15 Member States and numerous partners with in-depth knowledge and expertise in dealing with the phenomena of migration. It does so through using a holistic 3-pillar approach: research, capacity building and migration dialogues.
2013 is an important year for ICMPD, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the organisation. To celebrate ICMPD's major achievements and look back on its successful journey over the last 20 years, ICMPD will hold several events, including a key event in Vienna on 7 November 2013. This event will bring together high-level government officials, practitioners, eminent scholars, as well as representatives from international organisations, EU institutions and the media. The overarching theme of the celebration will be "migration governance in the past - visions for the future". This theme is also the focus of the project "Ten Observations on the Future of Migration in Europe - Costs, Benefits and Policy Responses" that ICMPD will carry out in 2013. The project will be the backbone of the anniversary, providing a basis for the 20th anniversary commemorative publication produced in late 2013 and for the key event in November.
The EaP IBM FIT project closes with a look back on project achievements and lessons learnt
On 12 June 2013, the Closing Conference of the EU-funded project "Eastern Partnership - Integrated Border Management Flagship Initiative Training Project (EaP IBM FIT)" took place in Kiev, Ukraine.
Study on Child Begging in Europe published by the European Commission
The Final Report of the European Commission-funded Study on Typology and Policy Responses to Child Begging in the EU has just been published on the European Commission's Anti-Trafficking website.