Decrypting ICMPD

Despite its substantial growth since its establishment

in 1993, the International Centre for Migration Policy

Development (ICMPD) is still a relatively small

organization in terms of staff and budget compared to

other key actors of the EU border regime. Over the years

however, ICMPD turned from a minor and temporary

consultancy project to an important service provider for

European states and a vital player for the externalization

of the EU border control regime. More recently, ICMPD

is increasingly involved in EU-funded procurement

programs and supplies non-European states with border

control and surveillance equipment. Since ICMPD opened

its Tunis office in 2015, its impact on the Tunisia-EU

migration cooperation grew substantially. Yet, the

organization is still largely unknown in both Tunisia and

Europe. Hence, this report aims at profiling ICMPD’s

activities in Tunisia and shedding light on its history,

overall agenda and operational transformation to better

understand its impact in Tunisia and beyond.

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Full titleDecrypting ICMPD.
Media typeBroshure
Topics Border and Surveillance Technology & Industry, European Agencies (Frontex, GIZ & Co), European Externalization Policies & Cash Flows, International governmental organisations, IGOs (UNHCR, IOM)
Regions Europe, North Africa

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