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Dec 18, 2014

European Council recognizes the need for the integration of migration into development policy planning at national and regional levels

In a Foreign Affairs Council Meeting held on 12th December, 2014, the European Council has recognized that “well managed migration and human mobility should be recognized in the post-2015 agenda as potential development enablers”, and has invited the European Commission to provide further policy orientations and operational guidance to support this process by adopting a Communication by the end of 2015.

Dec 09, 2014

Internship position in the Research and Migration Law Department of IOM Vienna

The Research and Migration Law Department of IOM Country Office for Austria is looking for an intern.

Nov 27, 2014

Internship with the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI)

Two intern positions available at the JMDI


Aida Balamaci wrote:

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

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M4D Blog

Camille Demange wrote:

Why should we include migration in the post-2015 development agenda?

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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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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 ...