On 11 and 12 October 2022, ICMPD hosted the seventh edition of the Vienna Migration Conference, (VMC2022) Europe’s leading forum on migration. The conference gathered key European and global actors in Vienna’s historic Palais Niederösterreich to discuss the old and new forces shaping international migration – and how governments, international organisations and civil society should respond.
These included the impact of ongoing conflicts and instability, instrumentalisation of migration, climate change and post-COVID-19 pandemic labour shortages on the movement of people.
VMC2022 debates noted that sustainable and effective policies for migration management cannot be limited to reacting when crises arise. Given the complex challenges that the world faces, participants emphasised the importance of international and particularly regional cooperation as part of a comprehensive approach to migration issues.