An excellent way to network and enhance knowledge in M&D is to attend M&D events. In this section, the JMDI gathers all M&D related events happening globally to keep the M4D Community up to date on events, including JMDI own events.

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June 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

The upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will take place in Berlin, Germany from the 28th of June until the 1st of July, 2017. The conference is co-chaired by Germany and Morocco and will focus on a “Global Social Contract on Migration and Development”.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017

From June 5-7, 2017, the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) of the University of London will be holding a conference entitled ‘Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants.’ The objective of this conference is to re-examine complex issues related to large-scale border crossings in preparation for the 2018 Global Compacts. To learn more or register, click here:

May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Friday, May 12, 2017


The conference “Europe and its immigrants in the 21th century” will be held on May 11-12, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The objective of this conference is to share best practices, ideas, and recommendations for solving immigration-related issues in Europe. Some of the themes that will be discussed include: a) managing international migration better: principles and perspectives for gaining more from migration; b) the challenge of integration in Europe; c) migrants and the European labour market; and d) migrants and immigration policy in Europe.

April 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Join the free Massive Open Online Course “Ethical Cities: Shaping the Future of Your City” that is available via the FutureLearn Platform and was

March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 to Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 19th National Metropolis Conference “Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond” is taking place at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Canada, from March 16–18, 2017. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Wilson Center's Urban and Sustainability Laboratory will be holding an event entitled "New Urban Perspectives: Climate Change, Refugees, and Planning" on March 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C. In light of the adopted New Urban Agenda and in order to strengthen the ties between policymaking and academic thought, this event will provide a place to discuss the latest research on inclusive and innovative urban planning to accommodate refugees, along with other related topics.

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February 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017

The United Nations Headquarters in New York will be hosting the upcoming 15th Coordination Meeting on International Migration on the 16th & 17th of February 2017. This event is organized by the UN’s Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The meeting is set to provide further support for governments and stakeholders revolving around international migration and development issues in response to the GA’s 56/203 resolution.

January 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

On February 26th, the JMDI will be attending this one-day symposium in Brussels, which is organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) and the European Union in the framework of the 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The JMDI has been invited to support the brainstorming session on the local dimension of communications on migration in the EUROMED Migration IV event “Towards a balanced narrative on migration in the Mediterranean." This event is scheduled to take place at the Press Club Brussels Europe this Wednesday, January 25, 2017.