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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July 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO)'s Academy on Labour Migration (LMA) will take place from July 3-14, 2017 in English, French, or Arabic at the Turin Centre in Italy.

The LMA offers participants a unique opportunity to explore migration and sustainable development linkages, labour migration governance, and how to protect migrants' and their families' rights. This two-week course is tailor-made, as the participants are able to choose from many elective courses.

Deadline to enroll: May 26, 2017

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”.

To learn more about the agenda and the application process, please click here:

Monday, June 26, 2017 to Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Theme: “Mayors as Humanitarian and Development Actors: Preparing, Welcoming and Integrating”

Date: June 26-27, 2017

Location: Rotes Rathaus (City Hall) in Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

At the end of 2016, The University of Glasgow was invited to establish an UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and The Arts, to be held by Professor Alison Phipps OBE, PhD, BA (Hons), FRSE, FRSA, FAcSS.This Chair is the fist worldwide to investigate Refugee Integration.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is holding an event on its initiative "Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System" on June 16 in Washington D.C., USA. At this event, experts will discuss the challenges that face the global refugee protection system and indicate where reform is needed, building off of the three-day symposium hosted by the CMS last year. To learn more about the event and to see the agenda, see here

The event is free to those who register. You can register here.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) 2017, which is co-organised by IFAD, UNDESA and the World Bank and will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 15-16 June. It will coincide with the third annual celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on 16 June.

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.