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#PGA and #CWWM: More dates confirmed for civil society events surrounding Berlin #GFMD


The dates for two major civil society events have been confirmed which are – quite literally – surrounding this years’ Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Berlin: The 8th International Consultation of the “Churches Witnessing with Migrants” (CWWM8) will … Continue reading

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How many international #migrants, how many #refugees? It’s (not that) complicated…


..but how many forced migrants? That’s more complicated. There are 2 numbers everybody has in mind when talking about migrants and refugees: 244 million international migrants, and 65 million refugees and other “forcibly displaced persons”. But how do these numbers … Continue reading

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Berlin #GFMD is taking shape – agenda, scheduling, application process


Details are emerging on the upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which will take place in just a little over four months in Berlin. For the first time, the Civil Society Days will start one day after the … Continue reading

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2017 #GFMD in Germany: Deutschsprachige Beiträge zu #Migration, #Entwicklung und #Demokratie


(With this years’ GFMD taking place in Berlin, I have compiled some of my German language ressources). Im Vergleich zur globalen Debatte wird der Zusammenhang von Migration und Entwicklung in Deutschland eher selten diskutiert.Diese Beobachtung gilt auch für globale Prozesse, Institutionen … Continue reading

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The #GFMD2016 – an assessment based around tweets


Today is the closing day of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Dhaka. This year I decided to report somewhat differently – in an assessment based around my tweets during the Event. This, I hope, captures the immediacy … Continue reading

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IOM will join UN System today – but without any rights-based mandate #UN4RefugeesMigrants


At todays UN High-Level Plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in New York, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will become a “related organization” of the United Nations. This begs the obvious question: What difference will it … Continue reading

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Migration and Democracy / Democratization: Publications, Website, Facebook-Group


 I have collected an overview of my publications on migration and democracy / democratization on a dedicated website and have created a corresponding facebook group. Please let me know if you have published something related to this topic and I … Continue reading

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