ICMPD is an international organisation with 15 Member States
(Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland), over 200 staff members, a mission in Brussels and regional offices and representatives throughout Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. They receive funding
from their Member States, the European Commission, the UN and other multilateral institutions, as well as bilateral donors. ICMPD holds UN observer status and cooperates with more than 200 partners including EU institutions and UN agencies.
The purpose of ICMPD is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations.
Migration is one of the most important political issues in the current debates - frequently connected with highly emotional, sometimes even extreme or populistic point of views. ICMPD strives for being a sober and neutral companion in this discourse by bringing all important players around the same table.
ICMPD has vast experience in bridging the gap between theory and practice. According to that ICMPD provides policy makers and politicians with necessary groundwork to take decisions. Furthermore ICMPD is present on the ground, with its capacity building activities in various areas of migration management.