MC2CM holds its 7th Peer-to-Peer meeting in Lyon, France with more than 30 experts

January 8, 2018
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This milestone event entitled “Inter-institutional coordination in migration governance: Towards improved cooperation” was hosted by the Metropolitan City of Lyon and brought together representatives from Amman, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Tangier, Turin, Vienna, as well as delegates from Libya, Nicosia, Cyprus, Portugal and Estonia to exchange knowledge and practices and to develop future strategies for cooperation in the field of migration governance.

The meeting took place 12-13 December and was held in the framework of the Mediterranean City-to-City Migration project (MC2CM) implemented by ICMPD in partnership with UCLG and UN-Habitat and funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement negotiations and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The Member of Parliament and city Councillor for Lyon, Hubert Julien Laferrière set the scene for the event, in the context of a joint reception with a colloquim organised by the CIEDEL (Centre International d’Etudes pour le Développement Local) on the internationalisation of cities and territories.

Claude Soubeyran de Saint Prix, Director General of the City of Lyon, offered in his welcoming remarks an overview of the challenging situation faced by cities such as Lyon in addressing the complex issue of migration. At the same time, he applauded achievement of MC2CM for building understanding of this phenomenon and helping cities address these challenges.


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International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Libya
  • Morocco