Over the last 25 years, the Budapest Process has become recognised by participating states both in East and West as well as further stakeholders, as an excellent tool for identifying and addressing evolving migration challenges. Key dates mentioned below give an insight into its growth and flexibility in adapting to the shifting migration picture:
Ministerial conferences are milestones in the development of the Budapest Process. Each declaration has given room to a widened geographical and thematic scope. The year 2013 was pivotal for the Budapest Process. It marked the 20 years’ anniversary of the dialogue and a publication was produced to this end. Furthermore, the Ministerial Conference in April led to the adoption of the Istanbul Ministerial Declaration on a Silk Routes Partnership for Migration which consolidates the geographical refocus of the Budapest Process under the Turkish Chairmanship to the Silk Routes Region.