Date: 26 June 2003
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Description: The meeting in Rhodes on 25 - 26 June 2003 took place at the invitation of the government of Greece and gathered ministers of 43 states and 8 international organisations. The conference reconfirmed the recommendations of the previous conferences of ministers responsible for matters relating to irregular migration, which were held in Berlin on 30 - 31 October 1991, in Budapest on 15 - 16 February 1993 and in Prague on 14 - 15 October 1997. It also recalled the unique role of the Budapest Process in bringing states together in an informal and flexible cooperation framework to prevent irregular migration in the wider European region.