The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), established in 1993 by Austria and Switzerland, is an international organisation that works in migration-related fields. Although ICMPD has a European basis, it carries out its activities throughout the world, including in Europe, Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and South America. Through its six Competence Centres, ICMPD provides its 18 Member States and numerous partners with in-depth knowledge and expertise in dealing with the phenomena of migration. It does so through using a holistic 3-pillar approach: research, capacity building and migration dialogues.


Call for Proposals Information Session

On June 21, 2022, 14:00 (CET) International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in the framework of the EU-funded “Strengthening Development Impact of Migration in Georgia” (STREAMinG) Project, invites Civil Society Organisations interested in the call for proposals to participate in the information session.
During the session, ICMPD will provide details on the technical and administrative aspects of the Call for Proposals. The meeting will include a Questions & Answers session for prospective applicants.
The Online meeting will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Georgian.
All interested candidates please follow the link: https://icmpd.zoom.us/j/97659819102
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Georgian Diaspora for the European Future of Georgia

On 27 May 2022, Georgia’s Diaspora Forum was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the ICMPD STREAMinG project (Strengthening Development Impact of Migration in Georgia) funded by the European Union. This year, the Forum titled “Georgian Diaspora for the European Future of Georgia” gathered high-level officials and highly skilled Georgian diaspora representatives from around the world, in order to discuss the role of diaspora in country’s economic development as well as promoting Georgia in the face of international society.
Separately organised panels included topics such as: the role of Georgian Language for the national identity and the role of Sunday schools in teaching of Georgian language; the role of Georgian diaspora in country’s economic development, investment opportunities and special programs for the diaspora engagement; and the role of Culture Diplomacy, with the special emphasis of the tremendous experience of historical diaspora as well as modern emigration, successfully engaged in their respective fields of arts and culture.
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