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 typeUnspecified
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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