Made Events

Past events

The World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) was born as a key feature of the World Social Forum, and was first held in Porto Alegre in 2005. This year, São Paulo in Brazil will be hosting the forum from 7 to 10 July 2016 under the slogan “Migrants: building alternatives to disorder and the global capital crisis“.

On June 30th, 2016, 15.30 h GMT +1, MADE and its MADE Americas partner International Network on Migration and Development (INMD) will host a webinar to show how non-state actors could work together around the world to link the non-binding with the binding and the global to the local to oblige states to better protect migrants’ rights, sharing the experience of networks and the UN offices in Mexico. 

The Geneva launch of the MICIC Initiative “Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster” will take place on Monday 27 June 2016, from 10.00-13.00 in Room XVIII at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The MADE Working Group on Diaspora and Migrants in Development is excited to announce the launch of Global Diaspora Day, which will be celebrated for the first time on 23 June 2016!

The Togolese capital will host from 20 to 24 June 2016 a high-level meeting of Heads of Delegation of the European Union in West Africa followed by a dialogue with the commissioners of ECOWAS and UEMOA on the cooperation strategy between the European Union and western Africa.

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.

Hosted by the governments of the Philippines and the United States, co-chairs of the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, the “Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster” will be launched on 15 June 2016, at the UN ECOSOC Chamber in New York. 

On June 9th, 2016, the Europe Chapter of the Migration and Development Civil Society (MADE) network will host a webinar on the important role of civil society and other non-State actors (including NGOs, diaspora and migrant-led organisations, academics, media etc.) as well as non-traditional actors such as local governments in changing the current narrative on migrants and migration and in “lifting the images of migrants and diaspora as bearers of culture, diversity and development”*