MTM

Established 2003

Objectives

The Mediterranean Transit Migration (MTM) Dialogue is an inter-regional inter-governmental consultative forum of more than 40 Governments of Partner States and 7 international organizations as Partner Agencies, aiming to build common understandings and to jointly develop evidence-based comprehensive and sustainable migration management systems. Its goals are to:

  • Implement capacity-building and operational projects;  
  • Elaborate recommendations, and agree on future steps and build-up spin-off initiatives;
  • Address the issues related to irregular and mixed migration;
  • Address medium and long-term issues related to migration and development; and
  •  Promote cooperation on labour and circular migration. 

Initially focusing on transit migration, the MTM extended its scope over the years to cover the various aspects of irregular and mixed migration, as well as migration and development                                                                                                                                                                                                
Current Focus

  • Interception and apprehension of irregular migrants;
  • Combating smuggling and trafficking, including the protection of victims;
  • Reception and detention of irregular migrants;
  • Asylum and refugee protection; and
  • Return and readmission.

46 Members
19 non-EU participating countries

Algeria
Cape Verde
Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Lebanon
Libya
Mali
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Senegal
Syria
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey

27 EU Member States

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

Chair

No permanent chair (chairing depends on activities)

Partners and Observer Institutions

Observer States
Australia

Partner Organizations (invited to meetings on an ad hoc basis

Past Observer Organizations (invited to meetings on an ad hoc basis)

Secretariat
MTM is hosted by International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

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Recent Meetings

    Previous Meetings

    Contact Information

    Mr Julien Simon
    Regional Coordinator for the Mediterranean
    International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
    Tel:+356 27 81 55 55
    E-mail: julien.simon@icmpd.org or mtm-dialogue@icmpd.org