The i-Map is a support instrument aiming to enhance and facilitate intergovernmental information exchange, and to support the development and implementation of knowledge-based co-operation initiatives.
In order to elaborate knowledge-based approaches to migration, be this at policy level, strategic level, or through concrete actions, access to comprehensive and updated information is a prerequisite.
In line with their geographic/thematic specificities, profiles provide 1) a key source of information on actors, legislation, policies, initiatives, projects, cooperation efforts, data, and main challenges as identified by the respective country; and 2) act as a portal, as all information sources are hyperlinked, thus facilitating access to further reading, supporting the broad dissemination of existing information sources, and significantly decreasing time required to identify key sources.
The i-Map is a global concept which can be applied to any geographical areas in line with their regional specificities. Currently i-Map profiles and other outputs are being developed within the geographical regions covered by the following i-Map projects:
i-Map profile's thematic coverage varies according to the specificities of the regions covered and to the methodologies applied within the various i-Map project's frameworks.