Budapest Process i-Map

The Budapest Process i-Map builds upon a previous project “Fostering Cooperation in the Area of Migration with and in the Silk Routes Region” implemented by ICMPD in 2011-2012, which developed comprehensive country reports (migration profiles) on two Silk Routes countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The objective of the Budapest Process i-Map is to contribute to the enhancement of the capacity of participating government authorities through a regularly updated knowledge base and a platform for flexible and dynamic information management.
Currently the Budapest Process i-Map is implemented within the framework of the project "Support to the Silk Routes Partnership for Migration” funded by the European Union and co-funded by Bulgaria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom and implemented by ICMPD. In the course of this project, migration profiles are currently being developed for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan and will be available in the beginning of 2017.

The Budapest Process i-Map aims to provide for:

  • Information collection through questionnaires, on-site information collection, compiling information from Budapest Process partners, and open sources.
  • Information dissemination through the Budapest Process i-Map platform, offering migration country reports, mappings, and visualisations
  • Information exchange through informal intergovernmental expert-level meetings and workshops, gathering officials of all participating states
  • Information processing: through peer to peer contacts between the partner authorities and enhanced capacities provided by trainings at national and regional level

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