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)


Border Management and Security

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

Migration DialogueReturn and Reintegration

In April 2023, ICMPD arranged a visit for Türkiye’s Presidency of Migration Management, as the Chair of the ICMPD Steering...

Vienna, Austria: The 3rd Edition of ICMPD Migration Outlook Silk Routes (South and West Asia region) was released on 9th...

Border Management and SecurityIrregular MigrationReturn and Reintegration

Sedef Dearing, ICMPD’s Head of Region for the Silk Routes met with Mr. Mohsin Hasan Butt, Director General of Pakistan’s...

Awareness raisingCapacity Development

Migrant Resource Centres in the #SilkRoutesregion once again highlighted the importance of the available one-stop information hub and referral centres...

Migration Dialogue

The Budapest Process Secretariat is proud to announce that the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security will support the...

Migration Dialogue

With the robust participation of 32 countries and several international organisations, the Budapest Process successfully organised its annual Senior Officials...

Border Management and SecurityAwareness raisingGender and Migration
PakistanCzech Republic

An art exhibition highlighting the role of female leaders and role models was organised to raise awareness of gender equality...

Baghdad, 9 November: The Ministry of Interior and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) jointly organised an official...

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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