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.

News & Events

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Our project partners Mercy Corps Tajikistan have launched a new website and mobile application together with the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan to help migrants. This can be accessed at the following link: http://infomuhojir.tj/ 

Baghdad, Iraq: In early January 2021, raw materials procured by IBM Silk Routes arrived in Iraq for the production of COVID-19 related PPE for use by Customs Police, Border Guard Forces and officials at Border Crossing Points (BCPs).

Vienna, Austria: The Montreal Recommendations on Recruitment: a Road Map towards Better Regulation has been published by the UN. This document covers the importance of establishing Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) and providing information about migration, employment, labour recruiters, access to healthcare, housing, raising grievances and dispute resolution mechanisms.

ICMPD together with the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Pakistan are already implanting these guidelines with EU funding.

Find out more about our MRCs here:

Afghanistan https://www.facebook.com/mrcafghanistan/

Bangladesh https://www.facebook.com/bangladeshmrc/

Iraq https://www.facebook.com/mrc.iq/

Pakistan https://www.facebook.com/PAKMRC/

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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