Welcome to the ICMPD Silk Routes Online Training Platform. The Online Training Platform is the online hub for accessing digital and distance learning courses and related training material on migration topics tailor-made for migration, law enforcement, social and labour authorities and border management agencies across the countries of the Silk Routes Region.

The Online Training Platform is a single point of access for:

  • Participating in pre-scheduled distance learning courses, including live tutorials, e-learning courses and assessment and evaluation activities
  • Essential reading on various migration topics

The training courses are intended to support government officials in operational and managerial positions across all Silk Routes countries acquire and advance knowledge, skills and operational capacity across all domains of migration policy and migration management, including:

  • Legal and Labour migration
  • Trafficking in Human Beings, Smuggling of Migrants and Irregular Migration
  • Integrated Border Management

The Online Training Platform currently supports deliver of technical capacity building training under the following projects:

Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries  funded by the European Union, aims to maximise the development potential of migration and mobility within the Silk Routes region and towards major labour receiving countries as well as to establish comprehensive regional responses to migration and mobility with full respect of human rights and protection of migrants. The specific objectives are essentially to strengthen the regional dialogue based on shared and clear understanding of migration and mobility between the Silk Routes countries and European counterparts; improve migration governance and mobility; operationalise the Migration dialogue.  

Integrated Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries – The IBM Silk Routes aims at supporting Silk Routes countries increase their strategic and operational capacity to manage open but secure borders following the principles of the Integrated Border Management (IBM) concept. The project supports training for senior staff, operational staff and specialists in all relevant border management agencies, in particular for border and immigration police, coast guards, customs, armed forces and migration authorities, as well as training institutions of these agencies. Training topics are grouped under the following headings: strategic border management, border control operations, fight against cross-border crime, trade facilitation, as well as general support in areas such as project management or language skills.

Both projects encompass strong technical assistance and capacity building components that is reflected in the content of the Online Training Platform.

    Available courses

    Remote Training for Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on ‘Raising awareness of Irregular Migration, Smuggling of Migrants, Trafficking in Persons and Border Management in Pakistan’.

    This online course is being delivered by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in cooperation with the Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency Training Academy.

    Course for national officials and border personnel

    • Start date: 8 June 2020
    • End date: 3 July 2020