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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Vienna, Austria: The overall objective of this project is to create the conditions for the reintegration of Afghan and Iraqi returnees - individuals as well as families - back into their communities on their return. More specifically, actions will aim at strengthening the capacities of the Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees (MoRR) in Afghanistan and the Ministry of Migration and Displaced (MoMD) in Iraq. Activities will also focus on increasing the capabilities of local and community based organisations to provide reintegration support to returnees to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq: Despite partial lockdowns there is still a high demand for migration information from the Iraqi youth. Our Migrants Resource Centre (MRC) has been meeting this need by holding awareness raising activities.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Our Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) has handed over 10 000 information brochures to the Migration Service of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan. These information brochures were developed upon the request of the Ministry in the framework of the ongoing information campaign to inform Tajik labour migrants to register in the Russian Federation and regularise their status before 15th June.

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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