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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At the request of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Academy of Pakistan, as part of an intensive 5-month training programme for 11 newly recruited Assistant Directors, ICMPD conducted a training workshop on Document Security Basic Level and an Introduction to Integrated Border Management (IBM).

Our Afghanistan Migrant Resource Centre has reached over 17 million people via social media over the past four years. In Bangladesh MRC reached almost 10 million people only in 2021. Take a look at the outreach numbers and the most successful information campaigns of the Migrant Resource Centres in the Silk Routes region below:

Where is the Pakistani diaspora in Europe? How does the diaspora influence irregular migration decision making?

Why do Pakistanis migrate irregularly? How can an information campaign help? 

Answers to these questions and more can now be found in a 2 pager document briefs, prepared within the framework of the project’s “Awareness raising and information campaigns on the risks of irregular migration in Pakistan” (PARIM).

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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