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 Dialogue

On 26-27th June, over 80 participants from 42 countries and six international entities met in Stockholm, Sweden for the 10th Reference...

Border Management and Security

A cohort of 13 immigration officers from the Federal Investigation Agency stationed at Peshawar airport and Torkham land border crossing...

Return and Reintegration

On 29th May, 120 participants from more than 30 countries and organisations gathered online to focus on the return and...

Legal Pathways & Labour MigrationWorking Group meetings

On 7-8 May, 69 officials and experts representing 28 states and seven organisations gathered in Istanbul, Türkiye for the Budapest...

Border Management and Security

In April, under the Danish-funded project ‘Rights-Based Border Management in the Silk Routes countries’ (RBM-Silk Routes), ICMPD hosted in Baghdad...

Migration Dialogue

In the dynamic landscape of migration, 2023 stood out as a pivotal year for the Budapest Process, marking three decades...

Under the Project IMAG (Supporting a Whole of Government Approach to Migration Management in Iraq), funded by the Swiss State...

Border Management and Security

Risk analysis plays a central role in the management and security of borders, forming the cornerstone of border control. It...

Border Management and Security

Today, on February 13, 2024, a ceremony was held to officially open a specialised training room for document security courses...

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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Migration Dialogue
Date: 27 June 2024
Start time: 09:00 am
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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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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