International migration dialogue facilitates the exchange of information and concrete cooperation between States and other actors in the field of migration and the handling and development of migration-related subjects (policy development and agenda setting). Various organisations and committees operate in the area of migration at a regional level. Recent years have shown that regional processes may form a useful framework, also for Switzerland, for cooperation on migration-related matters. Specifically, such processes help to develop a common understanding and focus on specific aspects of migration policy.
Switzerland is primarily involved in four regional migration dialogues: the Budapest Process, the Prague Process, the Rabat Process and the Khartoum Process. These four processes provide a way for Switzerland to build bridges between the countries of destination, origin and transit. They foster a common understanding of the phenomenon of migration. They also concentrate on formulating joint mechanisms to combat the negative aspects of migration and seize the opportunities presented.
Last modification 25.07.2016