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: ICMPD participated in a Mercy Corps and Helvetas event - within the framework of the EU-funded project “Improving migration management in the Silk Routes” - where practical tools developed to support Tajik labour migrants and their families were presented. These included:

Baghdad, Iraq/ Beirut, Lebanon: On the 22 March – 1 April 2021, cooperation between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Iraq Border Management authorities was facilitated by ICMPD through a joint initiative to develop the operational and training expertise on document security and identity. The cooperation also promoted the role of local actors in developing intra-regional solutions to capacity development in the area of border management.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: ICMPD together with the EU Delegation and the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan held the first Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Progress Review meeting on 7th April.

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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