MTM i-Map Project


MTM Activity

Interactive Map on Migration in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean Region (MTM i-Map)



Current Implementation phase

April 2011 – June 2014 (39 months)


Support instrument to the MTM Dialogue, aiming at promoting and facilitating intergovernmental information exchange, and fostering cooperation between participating states


European Commission, France, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Participating MTM Partner States

Since 2006: Algeria, Egypt, EU 27 Member States, Lebanon, Libya , Morocco, Norway, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey

Since 2010: Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, and Senegal

Since 2011: Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria

Primary target groups

Officials of government authorities of participating states

Implementing partners

Irregular and mixed migration: Europol, Frontex, Interpol, UNHCR and UNODC

Migration and Development: IFAD, IOM


The overall objective of the MTM i-Map, an online interactive platform supporting instrument to the MTM Dialogue, is to contribute to the enhancement of the capacity of government authorities, through information management, to: 

  • To manage mixed migration flows, and to
  • To strengthen the positive links between migration and development.

Building upon the lessons-learned from the previous development phases of the MTM i-Map, the specific objectives of the current phase are:

  • To expand the exchange of strategic information on migration trends and developments between participating states both geographically (additional invited countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria) and thematically (full implementation of the thematic component on Migration and Development).
  • To strengthen the capacity of target groups to profit from information exchange.

Thematic Focus 


Irregular and Mixed Migration

Migration and Development




Target Groups

Government Officials

Large Public


Arabic, English, French

Main activities

  • Information collection through questionnaires, on-site information collection, compiling information of MTM Partner Agencies, and open sources.
  • Information dissemination through the MTM i-Map platform, offering profiles, mappings, and visualisations in the three working languages of the MTM Dialogue (Arabic, English, and French).
  • Information exchange through informal intergovernmental expert-level meetings and workshops gathering officials of all participating states.
  • Information processing: strengthen capacities through trainings at national and regional level on mechanisms and benefits of information management.

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For more information on the MTM i-Map project please consult:

MTM i-Map Newsletters

The Interactive Map on Migration (i-Map) has served
as a support instrument to intergovernmental
dialogues on migration since 2006.

Its objective is to facilitate access to and exchange
of information through a wide range of services
e.g. migration country profiles, visualisations and news.

The i-map is currently being revised and
a revamped version will be
launched in early 2017.

Check out the temporarily reduced
Interactive Map on Migration (i-Map) here