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Dialogue on Mediterranean Transit Migration


An interregional intergovernmental consultative forum of migration officials in countries of origin, transit and destination along the migration routes in Africa, Europe and the Middle East with a focus on irregular and mixed migration, as well as on migration and development in the Mediterranean region and beyond, aiming to build common understandings and to jointly develop evidence-based comprehensive and sustainable migration management systems.


Description of Mediterranean Transit Migration (MTM) on the website of ICMPD


  • BG: Диалог по Средиземно транзитната миграция
  • CS: Dialog o středomořské tranzitní migraci
  • DE: Dialog über Transitmigration im Mittelmeerraum
  • EL: ∆ιάλογο για τη µετανάστευση µέσω Μεσογείου
  • EN: Dialogue on Mediterranean Transit Migration
  • ES: Diálogo sobre la Migración de Tránsito en el Mediterráneo
  • ET: Vahemere transiitrände dialoog
  • FI: Välimeren kauttakulkumuuttoa koskeva vuoropuhelu
  • FR: Dialogue sur la migration de transit en Méditerranée
  • GA: Idirphlé maidir le hImirce Idirthurais trasna na Meánmhara
  • HU: Párbeszéd a Mediterrán Tranzit Migrációról
  • IT: Dialogo sulla Migrazione di Transito nel Mediterraneo
  • LT: Migracijos dialogas Viduržemio jūros regiono tranzitui
  • LV: Vidusjūras tranzīta migrācijas dialogs
  • MT: Djalogu fuq il-Migrazzjoni tat-Transitu fil‑Mediterran
  • NL: dialoog rond transmigratie in het Middellandse Zeegebied
  • PL: Dialog nt. migracji tranzytowych w regionie basenu Morza Śródziemnego
  • PT: Diálogo sobre migração de trânsito no Mediterrâneo
  • RO: Dialogul cu privire la migraţia de tranzit în zona Mediteranei
  • SK: Dialóg o tranzitnej migrácii v Stredomorí
  • SL: Dialog o sredozemskih tranzitnih migracijah
  • SV: Dialogen om transitmigration i Medelhavsområdet
  • NO: Dialogen om transittmigrasjon i Middelhavet


  • MTM

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1. The MTM Dialogue started in 2002 and involves numerous participants from Arab (APS) and European partner states (EPS) as well as seven international organisations.The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) serves as its secretariat. Initially focusing on transit migration, the MTM extended its scope over the years to cover various aspects of migration management in the Mediterranean region and beyond.
2. The Dialogue on Mediterranean Transit Migration is built on two pillars. The first one focuses on enhancing operational cooperation to combat irregular migration or, in other terms, on shorter-term measures to address irregular flows. The second pillar deals with a longer-term perspective by focusing on addressing the root causes of irregular flows through development cooperation and a better joint management of migration. These pillars are used as frameworks for the implementation of specific projects but cross-pillar projects are also put in place.