About the Budapest Process

Over the last 30 years, the Budapest Process has become recognised by participating states both in Europe and Asia as well as further stakeholders, as an excellent tool for identifying and addressing evolving migration challenges.

Our work in the Silk Routes Region

The historic Silk Road stretched from the most eastern parts of Asia to Europe; it connected continents, countries and people in trade, intellectual exchange and brought mutual cultural enrichment. Its many different routes – the Silk Routes – have given name within the framework of the Budapest Process to the Silk Routes region, covering Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The ICMPD Silk Routes Regional Office was established in
2016 and is currently located in Vienna, Austria.

Budapest Process States and Partners

We are covering Europe’s Eastern neighbours,the Western Balkans and Central Asia and stretching from Europe to the Silk Routes region  (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, India, Iraq, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)


2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Budapest Process. This December, Budapest Process Senior Officials will gather in Istanbul to celebrate...

The Budapest Process (BP) celebrates 30 years of dialogue on migration. In the past three decades, the BP has expanded...

Border Management and Security

Sunday 5th November 2023: ICMPD organised a high-level presentation on the priorities of the Iraqi government in the area of...

Border Management and Security

Islamabad, 11 October – The Federal Investigation Agency inaugurated a new second line of border control office at Islamabad International...

Law Enforcement Cooperation

October 12th, 2023 – The fourth meeting of Community of Law Enforcement Practitioners (COLEP) gathered 24 law enforcement officials and...

Border Management and Security

October 12th, 2023 – a Thematic Meeting on Integrated Border Management (IBM), with a focus on the Silk Routes (SR)...

Migration Governance

Baghdad, Iraq- Under the Swiss funded project IMAG, the 2nd Workshop on Whole of Government Approach (WGA) to Migration Management...

Migration and Environment

Vienna, Austria: ICMPD’s most recent paper on the relationship between migration, mobility, and climate change is now online! In the...

Migration GovernanceCapacity Development

Erbil, Iraq– As part of ICMPD’s long-term objective to strengthen the Iraqi Government’s knowledge and expertise in the area of...

Key Facts about the Budapest Process

During its more than 25 years of operation, the Budapest Process has built up a far-reaching network among participating states and wide thematic coverage. The dialogue is known and valued in the regions it involves.

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Budapest Process Documents
Date: 4 December 2023
Start time: 02:00 pm
Location: Renaissance Polat Bakirkoy

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Budapest Process Documents
Date: 5 December 2023
Start time: 09:00 am
Location: Renaissance Polat Hotel Bakirkoy

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Silk Routes Online Platforms

Online hub for accessing digital and distance learning courses and modules covering the Silk Routes Region. Two platforms provides training material on migration with topics that are tailor-made for government officials (law enforcement, social and labour authorities, border management agencies etc) as well as prospective migrants.

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