Facts, backgrounds and information on the GFMD

The consultation of Churches Witnessing with Migrants is meeting in Istanbul followed by the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development. CCME has prepared factsheets as backgrounds information on the GFMD.

Migration and development

The nexus between migration and development is recognised in communication and statements. Policies and concrete cooperation activities (e.g. the European Neighbourhood Policy) are however still largely dominated by the aim to use development cooperation as a tool for migration restriction and control. Churches as actors in the fields of migration and development are ideally placed to explore positive ways of action which go beyond remittances. However, this potential of being actors of migration and development is not yet fully used.

Therefore, priorities will be

Monitoring policy development at European level
Cooperation with other regions, particularly through the World Council of Churches and its Global Ecumenical Network on Migration
Networking with church development agencies and identifying relevant projects

Please find out more


2012-11-14_Guidelines on Labour Migration and Development
2012-11-14_Principes directeurs pour les migrations et le développement
2012-11-14_Leitlinien Arbeitsmigration und Entwicklung


Christian Organisations on Migration and Development in view of the Civil Society Days and the Global Forum on Migration and Development, Athens, 2-3 and 4-5 November 2009 – Statement in English  …...French


2007-07-09 Chr Com – to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (Brussels)


2006-05-24 Chr Com – Migration and Development


2003-04-11 Migration + Development-NGOs on EC “Integrating Migration in the EU Relations with TCN”


2002-12-02 NGO Com – Integrating Migration in EU’s Relations with 3rd Countries