Frontex to receive technical assistance from ICMPD (news)

“On 27 June, Frontex established a basis for cooperation with the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) via an exchange of letters between Ilkka Laitinen, the Executive Director of Frontex and Gottfried Zurcher, Director General of ICMPD. The aim of the agreement is to enhance cooperation between the two organizations in the promotion, development and implementation of integrated border management projects in EU Member States and Third Countries” – said Ilkka Laitinen.”

“The two organisations will focus on improving the management of migratory flows via cooperation in the field of training, research and capacity-building activities for the border guards of EU Member States or those of third countries.”

Click here for Frontex press release.

“The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was founded in 1993, upon the initiative of Austria and Switzerland. The organisation was created to serve as a support mechanism for informal consultations, and to provide expertise and efficient services in the newly emerging landscape of multilateral co-operation on migration and asylum issues.”

“ICMPD today is an international organisation with eleven Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland), sixty staff members at its Vienna Headquarters, a mission in Brussels and regional offices and representatives throughout Europe, CIS, Northern Africa and the Middle East. ICMPD holds UN observer status. The purpose of ICMPD is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations.”

Click here for ICMPD web site.

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