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, November 2022. The Remote Migration Resource Centre (MRC) is uniquely positioned to identify the changes in migration aspirations and trends from Afghanistan as they develop.

Baghdad, 9 November: The Ministry of Interior and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) jointly organised an official handover ceremony for a Trainer’s manual on profiling, interviewing and identification for Iraqi border authorities. The handover was part of the closing ceremony of the Training on profiling, interviewing and identification, which was delivered by national trainers from five border-related institutions in Iraq, and marks the end of a ten-month Training-of-Trainers (ToT) Programme on profiling, interviewing and identification.

Vienna, October 2022. Afghan citizens are continuing to seek ways to leave the country, partly due to the political regime, their personal safety and due to the lack of access to food and jobs.
In search of reliable information many fall prey to scam posts of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even TikTok.

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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