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Oct 09, 2014

The European Commission’s Role in strengthening migration as a development enabler

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) has issued an article providing proposals to the new European Commission College on how to improve migration policies and link them to development. As the post-2015 development agenda is being negotiated, the European Commission and EU member states have a key role to play in protecting migrant’s rights and avoiding more tragic shipwrecks on European coasts. Suggestions include, amongst others, concluding new partnerships and increasing synergies between the EU’s internal and external policies, addressing the ‘root causes’ of irregular migration and cooperating more closely to create innovative migration mechanisms.

Oct 01, 2014

Job openings - OECD Development Centre - Migration and development

Two job openings in the OECD Development Centre: 1) A project co-ordinator 2) A development economist

Sep 30, 2014

Internship position with the National Contact Point Austria - IOM Vienna

New internship position in IOM Vienna


Aida Balamaci wrote:

E-discussion: Promoting a territorial approach to migration and development

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M4D Blog

Barbara Joannon wrote:

Migrants’ education: a pre-requisite to turn migrants into development actors?

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M4D goes local

Many issues in the field of Migration and Development are at stake at the local level and local authorities have important competences in this field, from receiving the newcomers to fostering migrant social inclusion or development. Discover the local dimension of M&D by exploring the new M4D Goes Local section and share good practices in this field.




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Country: Belgium
Fortnight of International Solidarity organized by the City of Brussels

The City of Brussels holds a Fortnight of International Solidarity. The program includes film screenings, events, concerts, debates, trainings, ...


Country: Global
Migration Policy Practice (July–September 2014)

Introduction by Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko Unaccompanied and separated minors: A call for a multidisciplined response to a humanitarian ...


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Migrant capacities represent one of the most valuable resources available for the growth, development and poverty alleviation of countries of origin.



Migrant communities are the binding element of the migration and development nexus. In a broad sense, migrant communities include diasporas, men and women migrants, including also asylum seekers ...



Migrant remittances are recognized to be a very significant channel through which diasporas currently contribute to local development and poverty alleviation in their countries of origin. Net ...



Respect for migrant rights underpins and reinforces the positive linkages that can be made between migration and development. Protection of migrant rights, both in countries of origin (prior ...



The European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) reflects the acceptance of and growing interest in the strong links between migration and development. The ...