FWC COM lot 5: 3rd Global Forum on Migration & Development

The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) provides a space at the global level for governments of developing and developed countries of origin and destination to discuss practical ways of strengthening the mutually beneficial links between migration and development. The GFMD is intended to make new policy ideas more widely known and add value to existing debates on these two policy areas, including in regional consultations.


For the Third meeting of the GFMD, the Greek chair has chosen as its overarching theme “Integrating Migration Policies into development Strategies for the Benefit of All”.


The themes of the three Forum roundtables are :

Roundtable 1: How to make the migration-development nexus work or the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

Roundtable 2: Migrant integration, reintegration and circulation for development

Roundtable 3: Policy and institutional coherence and partnerships


Some 800 participants attended the 2-day government component of 4 & 5 November meeting, including: 3 delegates from each government (more than 150 governments), at high political and policy practitioner levels from a range of development and migration-related ministries; 2 delegates each for international and 1 for regional organizations; and a number of Civil Society representatives to report on the outcomes of the first days of the meeting. It is expected that the 79 ACP countries, and number of ACP regional organizations will be among the delegates.


General Objective

To contribute to the successful participation of one delegate for each ACP Member State & Regional Organisation to the 3rd Global Forum on Migration & Development, scheduled to take place in Athens, Greece, during the period 4 – 5 November 2009 as well as the participation of 3 members of the ACP Civil society platform who will attend the Civil Society Forum on 2 & 3 November 2009.


The specific objective is to secure the services of a Consultant to assist the ACP Secretariat with the logistic preparations and organization.

Europe (Member States)
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Donor organisation: 
European Commission
Start of project: 
November, 2009