BRUSSELS, 14 March 2014 (ICMC) - It is always thrilling to start a new project, and even more so when that entails deepening collaboration with partners from all over the world. For ICMC and other civil society organizations working within ICMC’s new Migration And DEvelopment network, in short, “MADE”, much of the excitement comes from the opportunity to more consistently partner with and complement existing civil society groups.
With co-funding from the European Commission, ICMC Europe opened up a new office for these purposes in Brussels in January 2014.
Taking the lead is MADE Program Coordinator Wies Maas, who has worked with ICMC as senior programme manager on migration and development since 2011 in both Geneva and in New York.Read more
See and protect
ICMC publishes study of legal obligations and responses to boat people arriving across the Mediterranean and North Atlantic
BRUSSELS, 8 December 2011—ICMC today launches its new publication "MAYDAY! Strengthening responses of assistance and protection to boat people and other migrants arriving in Southern Europe". The publication sheds light on gaps in responding to boat people and other migrants arriving in Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain. "It is not so much the arrivals of migrants and refugees that should be put to question, but rather the response mechanisms," observes Johan Ketelers, Secretary General of ICMC.Read more
MAYDAY! Strengthening responses of assistance and protection to boat people and other migrants arriving in Southern Europe
MAYDAY! From the French “Venez m’aider”: come help me! This is the call of boat people today, and those in governments, civil society and humanitarian actors at all levels concerned that the times, the facts, the laws, and the practical responses to boat people and other migrants travelling and arriving in distress require examination and improvement. The report sheds light on gaps in responding to boat people and other migrants arriving in Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain.Read more
The bimonthly DRIVE newsletter provides information on international and European policy developments in the area of maritime arrivals in the Mediterranean countries of focus in the DRIVE project (Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain), including especially issues related to the identification, referral and protection of asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants at arrival.Read more
DRIVE Referral: A project to improve identification and referral of boat people at arrival in the Mediterranean
This project, led by ICMC Europe, in partnership with 7 other non-governmental organizations (NGOs): ACCEM, CEAR (The Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid), CIR (Italian Council for Refugees Foundation), ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles), JRS (Jesuit Refugee Services) Malta, PRAKSIS and Save the Children Italy, runs from March 2010 until August 2011. It is co-funded by the European Refugee Fund and Council of Europe.Read more
European refugee resettlement
BRUSSELS, 1 March 2010—ICMC Europe joins forces with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), launching a new project on refugee resettlement in Europe 8-9 March in Timisoara, Romania.Read more