Applications invited for the 2012 GFMD Civil Society Days, 19 -21 November, Mauritius

Application Deadline: 15 June

Geneva 16 May 2012 – Application for participation by civil society representatives in the Civil Society Days of this year's Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened today.

The online application form can now be accessed here:

The deadline for application is 15 June 2012

The Civil Society Days of the 6th Global Forum on Migration and Development will take place on 19 and 20 November 2012 in Mauritius. A shared session with government and civil society representatives is scheduled for the morning of the 21st of November, followed by the government Summit through the rest of 21 and 22 November.

Application to the Civil Society Days 2012 is open to all sectors of civil society, including diaspora and migrant organizations, human rights and development groups, labour unions and representatives from academia and the private sector. 150 - 200 delegates will be selected from the applications with a maximum of one per organization. An International Advisory Committee of civil society representatives will organize selection on the basis of sectoral, geographic, and gender diversity, and relevant experience and knowledge on migration and development issues. Applicants will be notified by the second week of August whether they are selected to participate.

Being selected does not mean there will be funding available to support the participant! Unfortunately only very limited funding is expected to be available to support the participation of civil society delegates. Selected delegates are encouraged to look for funding opportunities to support their participation!