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  • Migrant key workers: time to act

    Migrants are at the forefront of the Covid-19 response worldwide: nearly 50% of agricultural workers in the US are foreign-born, as are 33% of doctors in the UK. Importantly, everyone is now talking about ‘them’, the immigrants, the heroes. (...)

  • Fewer migrants to Europe, bigger problems for Africa

    Migration from Africa to Europe is increasingly being framed as a security threat to states and societies. The result is tighter border controls and visa policies. These efforts have led to fewer African migrants reaching Europe, but have also had several unintended negative consequences. European Union (EU) policies to deter...

  • COVID-19: progressive cities and regions share solidarity projects

    The Group of the Party of European Socialists (PES Group) in the European Committee of the Regions aims at taking forward a progressive European vision with solidarity as well as social and territorial cohesion at its core. As Europe finds itself at the centre of the COVID-19 pandemic, locla and...

  • Expert voice: Migration communication and new approaches to target-group engagement

    In the context of increased polarisation of the migration topic among the public and policy sphere in Europe, communication on migration has gained importance: In order to reduce information gaps, build trust and gain acceptance for migration policies, innovative ways of engaging the public are needed. An initiative from Austria...

  • Mapping ENI SPCs migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean region: An inventory of statistical sources

    International migration is a key policy concern for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. Migration and development, especially, is one of the four priority areas of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM), the overarching framework for the EU external migration policy adopted in 2005 and renewed in 2011. The Mobility Partnerships (MP)...

  • Covid-19 and migration: Europe must resist a populist pill

    Last week, the European Union closed all Schengen area borders in an attempt to stem the coronavirus pandemic, of which the Old Continent is now the epicentre. This drastic response, which some consider to be the product of a weak and slow European administration, has also fed into the populist...

  • Director General at UN Human Rights Council side-event

    On 24 February 2020, ICMPD’s Director General was a panelist at the High-Level Panel Discussion “A New Balanced Narrative on Migration – Attaining rights-based migration policy through a balanced public debate on migration” in Geneva. The panelists were Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Malta, H.E...

  • ICMPD Director General attended OECD High-Level Policy Forum as a panellist

    ICMPD DG Michael Spindelegger was a panellist at the High-Level Policy Forum on Migration and Integration, which took place on 16 January at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France. The Forum was organised back to back with the first-ever OECD Ministerial Meeting on Migration and Integration, taking place the day...

  • TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) holds first Stakeholder Workshop in Irbid, Jordan

    On 9 February, the first interactive TRAFIG stakeholder workshop took place in Irbid, Jordan. It kicked off a series of events in the TRAFIG focus countries. This first workshop aimed to discuss viable policy options and good practices and supports the identification of possible solutions to protracted displacement. Organised by...