The GFMD Civil Society Days will be held on 12 – 13 May at the Münchenbryggeriet Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden. The Common Space with Governments will be held at the same venue on 14 May, and the GFMD Government Days will take place at the same location on 15-16 May.
Global civil society embraces the 2014 GFMD as the first global opportunity to capitalize on the outcomes of the 2013 High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development and to drive forward civil society Five Year Action Agenda.
Here are a selection of important documents for you about the GFMD 2014 to download and read:
- Practical information on transport from the airport, directions to the venue and more: GFMD-CSD-Información-practica
- A printable map with directions to the venue: Mapa imprimible
- The final GFMD Civil Society Programme 2014: FINAL_ES_Programme-GFMD-CSD-2014-9.5.14
- The 2-paged background note and guiding questions backgrounder-GFMD-CSD-2014-7-5-1
- The list of participants Participants-list-GFMD-CSD-2014_final_version-2
Apart from the programme, which you will have to download separately from the list above, we also have a .zip file that contains all the relevant conference documents.
About the GFMD Civil Society Days
As the first major event after the 2013 United Nations High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD), the GFMD Civil Society Days will once again bring together more than 200 migrant and civil society leaders from all over the world. At the HLD, global civil society was struck by the enormous convergence among many governments, international organizations, and civil society groups around a set of key priorities that must urgently be addressed – including ensuring migration and migrants’ rightful place on the post-2015 agenda, protecting migrants in crisis and transit, reforming the migrant worker recruitment industry, and more.
Civil society worldwide can seize the 2014 GFMD as the first global opportunity to capitalize on this convergence, drive forward civil society’s 5-year 8-point Action Plan, and urge governments to commit to further dialogue, practical cooperation and change.
Out of 780 applicants, 270 have been selected to participate as civil society delegates in 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Applicants were notified of their selection the last week of March. This selection was performed by an International Steering Committee (ISC), comprised of civil society leaders from every sector of civil society and region around the world.
Like in previous years, every delegate must make his or her own travel, accommodation and visa arrangements! Participants who applied for funding support to participate in the GFMD Civil Society Days, will receive an email within a week of their acceptance notice, indicating if any of the very limited such funding will be available them.