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)


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...

Border Management and Security

Last week ICMPD conducted two impactful training sessions for the benefit of the Iraqi Border Port Commission (BPC) and the...

Return and Reintegration

The Budapest Process continued its commitment towards promoting human-centric migration policies with the successful organisation of the Thematic Working Group...

Law Enforcement Cooperation

May 4th, 2023- The recent virtual gathering of the Community of Law Enforcement Practitioners (COLEP) under the Budapest Process dialogue...

Border Management and Security

The 5th National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) meeting of the EU-funded project “Integrated Border Management in Silk Routes countries,” implemented...

Border Management and SecurityPolicy

Baghdad, Iraq– On 6 June 2023, an ICMPD delegation met his Excellency Mr. Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, Minister of Interior of...

Border Management and Security

Safe and secure borders depend on the vision and strength of the managers and leaders of national border agencies. Senior...

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: 31 May 2023
Start time: 10:00 am
Location: Renaissance Polat Hotel Bakirkoy, Istanbul

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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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