4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Scenario development and decision support
» Policy development
7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
» Human Sciences
» Social Sciences
» Political Sciences
» Ethic Research
» Legal Sciences
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 twelve Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland), about 100 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 and shares close co-operation with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, international organisations such as Europol, FRONTEX, Interpol, the International Organisation for Migration, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and many others.
The main purpose of the organisation is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations.