MADE Europe Chapter

  MADE Europe Chapter

"Through MADE, civil society from Europe and other regions are actively linked, creating further opportunities for migrant rights and development advocates around the world to learn from each other and cooperate in delivering innovative ideas for change.”

Sophie Ngo-Diep, ICMC Europe


Activities by the MADE Europe Chapter are coordinated by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium.

The Chapter monitors the policy developments in the European Union and works with EU policy makers, primarily in the European Parliament and European Commission, to advance civil society’s 5-year 8-point Action Plan.

The Chapter also has a liaison function between MADE regional networks and Working Groups and the EU institutions.

ICMC Europe is also an active member of the ‘EU Migration and Development Civil Society Contact Group' composed of several major NGOs working in migration and development.

All civil society organizations working in the field of migration, migrants´ rights and human development in Europe  or with an interest in the region are welcome to join and participate upcoming regional events, advocacy actions, or other activities.


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Priorities 2016

  • Monitoring the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan and the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, in close coordination with MADE Africa;
  • Raising awareness among European stakeholders on the link between regional economic communities/inter-regional fora, and migration, mobility and migrant protection: Factsheets will be developed and debated during a briefing session in Brussels;
  • Promoting European civil society’s involvement in the process leading to the September 19th UNGA High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants and to the 2016 Global Forum on Migration and Development in December 2016;
  • Contributing to change negative perceptions and attitudes towards migrants: the ICMC-FORIM “Myth-busting tool” will be presented and debated during an “Open Call” and during a Brainstorming Session at the 2016 European Development Days;
  • Fostering collaboration and sustainable partnerships among European civil society actors working on migration and development and their counterparts in third countries through joint actions;
  • Engaging with the successive Presidencies of the EU Council in the activities related to migration and development specified in their programmes;
  • Monitoring policy developments around the EU Agenda on Migration and any new developments in this field

Activities 2014-2015

  • Influencing negotiations and outcomes of the EU Valletta Summit on migration, in close collaboration with MADE Africa (see European-African joint civil society statement for Valletta and government-civil society hearing organised in Brussels);
  • Organization of an exchange session with the Asian Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Labour migration on “South and Southeast Asian migrants to and in Europe”, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Migrant Forum in Asia ;
  • Organization of European and Central Asian consultation on the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) initiative;
  • Organization of a Special session at the GFMD to inform about the Syrian refugee situation and open the debate on perspectives for durable solutions;
  • Co-organization of the panel “Migrants matter for development” in June 2015, together with the CONCORD M&D Task Force, JMDI, Red Cross EU Office and UNHCR.
  • Launch of “Untold Stories”, a photo exhibition aimed to showcase migrants and refugees’ contribution to human and socio-economic development


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Related News


Taking Stock of Valletta

On 8/9 February 2017, four senior representatives of African and European civil society were invited to attend a Senior Officials’ Meeting in Malta, which took stock of the state of implementation of the Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP), conceived in November 2015.

ICMC Europe endorses recommendations to better protect children in migration

Based on the discussions, research, expertise and recommendations put forward by stakeholders at the “Lost in migration” conference, including the findings of the SUMMIT report on missing migrant children, the conference developed forward looking operational and policy recommendations to policy makers.

Civil society's statement at the Senior Officials Meeting, Valletta

Fifteen months after the launch of the Joint Valletta Action Plan, European and African civil society organizations attended the Senior Official Meeting that took place on 8-9 February in Malta.



Related Events


Africa and European Civil Society Consultation Post-Valletta

On the occasion of the one year follow-up of the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan and EU Trust Fund for Africa, ICMC Europe and MADE Africa are organizing a one-day civil society consultation in Brussels on 30th of January 2017.

Satellite meeting GFMD 2016: Children On the Move - Civil society in the GFMD process - From local to global

A satellite meeting of the GFMD Civil Society Days, organized by Terre des Hommes, took place the 30th of September and 1st of October in Cyprus.

Brainstorming session: Awareness raising on migrants' positive contributions

The brainstorming session at the European Development Days in Brussels, 16 June, 11:00, organised by ICMC Europe, AFFORD, Terre des Hommes and MADE, will show that more investment in social cohesion and full integration of migrants can have higher societal and economic benefits for development.