Welcome to the website of the Budapest Process Secretariat and ICMPD's Regional Coordination Office for the Silk Routes Region. Here we cover the work of the Budapest Process: an inter-regional dialogue on migration and the concrete actions implemented under its umbrella through the projects Improving Migration Management and Integrated Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) was officially inaugurated on 27th September by the Honorable Md. Shahidul Islam, ndc, Director General (Additional Secretary), Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training. The MRCs in Dhaka and Cumilla have been operational since March 2020 to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration in Bangladesh.

Vienna, Austria: The attached infographic shows the Budapest Process activities that have been carried out already this year, as well as what is planned for the last quarter of 2021. This covers our work in the Budapest Process Dialogue; the Budapest Process Reference Group; the Knowledge/Research work that is being carried out; as well as the operational cooperation dimension.

Baghdad, Iraq: ICMPD delivered the third expert training workshop on Irregular Migration, organised under the project, “Developing the Iraqi Government’s knowledge and expertise in migration governance” (Project IMED). The workshop, conducted through a hybrid approach, was held at the Coral Palace Hotel in Baghdad on 15-16th September 2021.

The Budapest Process is an inter-regional dialogue on migration stretching from Europe to the Silk Routes region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan) also covering Europe's Eastern neighbours, the Western Balkans and Central Asia.

Founded in 1993 the Budapest Process is Europe's leading and longest-standing dialogue on migration. We have built up a far-reaching network among participating and observer states as well as a wide thematic coverage. The Budapest Process also offers practical support to countries within the Silk Routes Project by offering a platform for learning and training between peers as well as for facilitating concrete project development and cooperation.

The unique value of the Budapest Process is that we bridge the gap between theory and practice. Today we provide a platform for dialogue and operational cooperation for 55 governments as well as 17 regional and international organisations.

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