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: Sadly it is often the case that migrants in desperate situations are preyed on and exploited by human traffickers and people smugglers. These people want to make money at the expense of migrants - often lying about life in destination countries and generally making false promises - and often have no regard for their safety or security. Would-be migrants should always follow regular channels and our Migrants Resource Centres (MRCs) are always available to provide neutral, fact-based advice.

Vienna, Austria: The Budapest Process Secretariat and ICMPD's Regional Office for the Silk Routes in 2021 produced a number of reports on migration related topics, one of which is Regional Migration Outlook 2021 for South and West Asia (Silk Routes) that provides an analysis of the key and emerging trends in the region’s “hotspots”, focusing on Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan (and India and Iran tangentially). 

In addition, in collaboration with Action Aid International/ Bangladesh and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), the team is happy to present regional and national reports on climate induced migration in South Asia. 

Our MRCs conducted a study on Information needs of intending migrants in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Pakistan. All reports are collected in one document, which allows readers to access the content they want with one click quickly and easily.

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Vienna, Austria: ICMPD's Regional Office for the Silk Routes Region, in cooperation with the Joint Operational Office on Combating human smuggling and human trafficking (JOO) of the Austrian Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Austrian Police Academy, was delighted to welcome representatives from Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Academy to Vienna on 11-15th October 2021 for a study visit.

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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