The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s annual flagship event and a premier platform for high-level discussion on migration in Europe and beyond. Each autumn, the VMC offers an indispensable opportunity to take stock of the latest developments in the migration sphere and dive into the most relevant issues affecting mobility from a policy and strategic viewpoint.
Making use of ICMPD’s wide-ranging expertise and global network, the VMC convenes politicians, senior officials, experts and practitioners from governments, international organisations, civil society, academia, the private sector and the media to debate the most burning issues of migration governance.
„Once a year, the Vienna Migration Conference provides a premium platform for people, who take decisions on human mobility every day, to meet. To take stock and look at the big picture. Doing this has never been more important than in 2021.“
Michael Spindelegger, Director General, ICMPD
“ICMPD’s role is neither to over-simplify nor over-complicate the migration issue. We want to understand clearly in order to progress. The Vienna Migration Conference 2021 will look at crises and challenges, but also at the many positive stories that offer hope for the future.”
Lukas Gehrke, Director Policy, Research & Strategy, Deputy Director General, ICMPD
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