We are happy to inform you that ICMPD has recently published a new study on the role of Regional Migration Dialogues for migration governance with a particular focus on the migration-development nexus.
The study, which was commissioned by the Turkish Chair of the Budapest Process, discusses the function of the regional migration dialogues in multilateral migration policy making and identifies the growing relevance of the (global) debate on migration and development for them.
Focusing on dialogues involving EU Member States and non – EU countries, the study is based on interviews with stakeholders and participants from the following selected migration dialogues: the Budapest Process, the Prague Process, Euromed Migration III, the MTM Dialogue and the Rabat Process. The link between regional migration dialogues and the global debate on migration and development is perceived differently. Whilst for some regional dialogues the debate at the global level could act as catalyst, for others, migration dialogues are mainly anchored in regional migration systems and should focus on regional particularities. An increasing trend of focusing on migration and development issues is visible among all regional dialogues even though the starting point for many was irregular migration. The informality of the regional dialogue setting appears as a distinctive factor for successful exchanges and cooperation in all areas of migration governance.
The study is available for download in PDF format here.