European civil society convenes on GCM – MADE co-organizer


In order to foster representation of civil society working at local and national levels in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) process, IOM has facilitated the organization of seven regional civil society consultations (RCSCs) hosted by civil society from August to October 2017. MADE Partners Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and MADE Africa were organizing the RCSC for Asia and Africa, respectively.

The Europe Regional Consultation will take place on 2 – 3rd of October in Brussels and is hosted by the MADE Global Coordinating Office of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and PICUM – Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, with financial support from IOM and co-funding from MADE/ICMC. It will aim to find consensus on priority issues from across the region to be reflected in the GCM process. To produce a concrete outcome, participants will work on a consolidated statement, which will be based on key civil society positions on safe, orderly and regular migration from the European and global Level, including earlier RCSCs as well as the Civil Society Days of the recent Global Forum on Migration and Development, which took place in Berlin at the end of June.

If you are interested in the European civil society consultation in Brussels, please contact MADE Advocacy and Communication Officer Emer Groarke.

You can also have a look at the Draft Concept Note.