- Silk Routes Partnership
25 April 2014 Migration Country Reports for Afghanistan and Pakistan are now available online...
9 April 2015 During a four day workshop held on 14 – 17 March 2014 in Kabul, ICMPD as...
10 September 2014 The first regional training in the framework of the project “Support to the...
The 3rd Meeting of the Budapest Process Working Group on the Silk Routes Region was held together...
17 April 2015 During a three day study visit to Georgia, government officials from...
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The Budapest Process is a consultative forum of more than 50 governments and 10 international organisations exchanging information and best practices on a wide range of migration issues. It is one of the longest standing cooperation framework on migration for Europe and its eastern neighbours and provides an informal and flexible framework for states and other stakeholders to meet on an equal footing and address issues of common concern.
On 19 April 2013, marking the Process’s 20th anniversary, the Turkish Chair invited to the 5th Budapest Process Ministerial Conference where the Istanbul Ministerial Declaration on "A Silk Routes Partnership for Migration" was adopted. Read more
28 May 2016
At a time when refugee movements take place at an increasing pace, it was crucial for Budapest Process countries to meet and discuss challenges in the identification of persons in need of international protection, provision of adequate reception conditions for asylum seekers and offering refugees durable solutions through a joint approach. The 8th Silk Routes Region Working Group Meeting and the final regional training of the Silk Routes Partnership Project provided the first opportunity for countries of origin, transit and destination along the Silk Routes to meet in the light of the 2015 events. The meetings were hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran on 15 – 19 May 2016 at the premises of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) in Tehran.
20 April 2016
In collaboration with ILO, the Silk Routes Partnership project established - as one main pilot initiative - two Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Islamabad and Lahore. The centres provide information and capacity building to potential migrants in Pakistan on rights, legal practices, jobs and protection possibilities abroad as well as on the dangers and consequences of irregular migration.
For this purpose, the MRC staff develops information material for awareness raising and mass distribution. An official website for the MRC is also under development (http://mrc.org.pk). Staff at both locations also started outreach activities to schools, colleges, technical vocational and training institutes in order to raise awareness amongst the general public, especially the youth, on the MRCs and its functions. The MRC staff in Islamabad also visits the Protectorate of Emigrants office in Rawalpindi weekly for pre-departure orientation lectures.
The official inauguration of the Islamabad MRC was held on 12 April 2016. The Federal Secretary of the MOPHRD officially inaugurated the event. The event was also attended by the ambassadors of the EU Delegation and Hungary, government stakeholders, international organisations, civil society, media and university students. An introductory promotional video on the MRC was produced to introduce the MRCs and their service.