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 14, 2017

The Director General Conference within the framework of the EUROMED Migration IV (EMM4) programme (funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)), will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 14 June 2017 in Valletta, Malta and is entitled “Balancing the narrative on migration – the role of the media and policy-makers”.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017

The JMDI will host, jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European External Action Service (EEAS), a Project Lab entitled “The role of cities in implementing the migration-related targets of the SDGs” at the European Development Days (EDD) on June 8th at 15:15. This Project Lab seeks to further the international debate on migration and development by creating a platform to share the innovative tools and approaches of cities.

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 25, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017

The European University Institute will be hosting a conference on the 25th-26th of May 2017 in Florence entitled “The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance”. The conference will gather renowned academics and policy makers to examine the dynamics of migration governance at regional level, with a focus on inter-state and transnational dynamics of cooperation. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The 7th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling will take place at Thon Hotel in Brussels. This event is organised by Public Policy Exchange and will provide an opportunity to discover solutions to tackle human trafficking and migrant smuggling, while conceptualising ways to better identify victims, raise awareness, and improve multilateral cooperation on this issue. As stated in the programme, the participants will:

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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

Resilient Cities 2017, a global platform for #urban #resilience, will be holding the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation from May 4-6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This forum will analyses current issues of urban resilience, as they relate to internal displacement and forced migration.

Register before March 10th for reduced attendance fees.

April 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Center for Global Development and the International Rescue Committee are organising an event entitled “Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis: How we can bridge the gap between humanitarian response and development assistance”. The event will take place on April 19, 2017 from 4:30-6:00pm at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C. The event is open to public and will also be accessible via Live Webcast.

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