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"Migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable" - special exhibition at Centre Céramique in Maastricht

Migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable. With this message, IOM aims to introduce migration management to the Dutch general public by organizing the exhibition “Behind the scenes of migration management - the work of the International Organization for Migration in image” in Centre Céramique in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 12 March to 14 April 2019.

Migration is a much discussed topic in the political and public debate. With this exhibition IOM highlights migration management from different sides by sharing personal stories of migrants and IOM staff. Some migrants arrived in the Netherlands many years ago and want to use their expertise for capacity building in their homeland, some have just arrived in the Netherlands, others have left the Netherlands to rebuild their lives elsewhere. "Migration is not a problem that needs to be solved; it is a reality that needs to be managed," says former IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

With the exhibition IOM hopes to contribute to a fairer dialogue about migration and the people involved.

In the same period the Centre Céramique will show the exhibition 'I Believe|De wereld in een wijk'. Through photos, stories and short films, visitors get to know the inhabitants of Bressoux; a neighbourhood in Liège, Belgium where more than 60 nationalities live together. What is it like to live in such a diverse society?  The exhibition ‘I Believe' runs from 16 March to 9 June.

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The Netherlands is a country of destination for asylum seekers as well as for migrants in search of labour opportunities. The return of rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants has been a priority of the Dutch Government since 1998. Key activities of IOM in the Netherlands are facilitating voluntary return and reintegration, supporting refugees accepted for resettlement and family reunification, services aimed at integration and labour market participation and temporary return assignments for diaspora experts living in the Netherlands.


Population (2017):17 million
Area:41,864 km sq
Languages :Dutch
Currency:Euro (EUR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2015):USD 49,587
HDI Rank (2015):7 of 188
Remittances (2015):USD 1,517 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):1.3 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):11.7%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):52.4%
Population under 15 (2015):16.5%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):not available

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