Latest News on Migration

  • Balkan Exchange Day

    On 7 November, IOM Belgium, together with Caritas and Fedasil, organized a Balkan Exchange Day. The event served as a forum for IOM offices and implementing partners from both inside Belgium and the Balkan region, to talk over the successes and challenges of the ‘Administrative Assistance’ project, which offers an alternative assistance to vulnerable cases that return voluntarily to Western Balkan countries, i.e. Serbia, Albania, Kosovo*, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia.

  • Congress: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa

    In partnership with IOM, Ondernemers voor Ondernemers (OvO) organizes a congress on sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa on the 29th of November 2019. Read more and sign up here.

  • Return and Reintegration: IOM Releases 2018 Highlights

    In 2018, return and reintegration, which are an integral part of human mobility, continued to gain prominence and have been key topics in the national and international political agenda. In particular, with the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (hereinafter Global Compact for Migration), under Objective 21, governments pledged to cooperate “in facilitating safe and dignified return …, as well as sustainable reintegration”.

  • Calling All Filmmakers! IOM Calls for Submissions to 2019 Global Migration Film Festival

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is issuing a call for films for the Global Migration Film Festival. This multi-venue festival which takes place annually since 2016 in over 100 countries in December is the world's première cultural event on migration. 

    This unique festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and viewers the world over to enjoy films about migration that entertain and educate - be the stories dramatic, sad or funny. 

  • Closing Event – IOM Women4Dev Academy

    On 24 May 2019, IOM organized the closing event of the project “Empowering Female Diaspora Associations to Strengthen their Role in the Development of their Countries of Origin” (IOM Women4Dev Academy).

  • Children & Migration at the Children’s Museum

    This year, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg is celebrating International Migrants Day with two special events focusing on the topic of children and migration.

  • Global Migration Film Festival

    On 18 December, in celebration of International Migrants Day (IMD), and as part of the Global Migration Film Festival, IOM is organizing a special event in partnership with Cinema Vendôme and the

  • Belgium and IOM Collaborate To Reduce High Costs of Money Transfers to Developing Countries

    Brussels — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo joins forces with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to build a comprehensive price comparison app for international money transfers (remittances). The collaboration between Belgium and IOM must provide users with objective information about the transfer rates. Today many providers offer remittances services at very high rates. This Saturday 16 June is the International Day of Family Remittances.

  • Calling All Filmmakers! UN Migration Agency Launches Call for Submissions to 2018 Global Migration Film Festival

    Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, begins casting a wide net this week to bring forth the talent behind one of the migration world’s enduring art forms: motion pictures. It’s all part of the UN Together campaign to promote diversity worldwide.

    To select a compelling roster of films to be screened at IOM’s December 2018 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF), the Geneva-based body is calling for submissions of Full-Length Feature and Short Films, in all genres: fiction, documentary, animation, etc.

  • Global Conference on Cities and Migration

    On 16 and 17 November 2017 the Belgian government and the City of Mechelen hosted a “Global Conference on Cities and Migration”. It was held in Lamot Congress and Heritage Center in Mechelen.