The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation with 17 Member States and about 300 staff members. Active in more than 90 countries worldwide, it takes a regional approach in its work to create efficient cooperation and partnerships along migration routes.
Priority regions include Africa, Central and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Its three-pillar approach to migration management – structurally linking research, migration dialogues and capacity building – contributes to better migration policy development worldwide. The Vienna-based organisation has a mission in Brussels, a regional office in Malta and project offices in several countries. ICMPD receives funding from its Member States, the European Commission, the UN and other multilateral institutions, as well as bilateral donors. Founded in 1993, ICMPD holds UN observer status and cooperates with more than 200 partners including EU institutions and UN agencies.
Migration is one of the most important political issues in current public debates - frequently connected with highly emotional, sometimes even extreme or populistic point of views. ICMPD strives to be an objective and fair-minded companion in migration discourses by bringing all important players around the same table.
ICMPD has vast experience in bridging the gap between theory and practice. According to these principles, ICMPD provides policy makers and politicians with the necessary groundwork needed to make decisions. Furthermore, ICMPD is present on the ground with its capacity building activities in various areas of migration management.