Activities (January 2008 - todate)
Participations in International Conferences:
Society participated in many international conferences on issues of
international migration and development, and issues of expatriates
and integration between migrants and host countries. The following
is a statement of the conferences and events in which the Society
and its members participated at the international level:
A Forum on Migration and Development: the Joint
Initiative on Migration and Development, December 1-4, 2008,
Venice Forum 2008: Migration From a National,
European, and International Point of View, June 12-13, 2008,
A workshop on: New Emigrational Trends and
Challenges of Migration in the Mediterranean: A Dialogue between
European Experts and North African Experts, the Academy of
Graduate Studies (Tripoli, Libya), in cooperation with the
Centre for International Policy Studies (Rome, Italy), June
18-19, 2008, Tripoli, Libya.
Participation in Local Conferences:
Society and its members participated in many local conferences,
workshops, and other events on migration issues and development. The
following are some of the events in which the Society participated:
A Workshop on International Migration and the
Rights of Migrants, the National Council for Human Rights
(Egypt) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM),
August 26-28, 2008, Cairo, Egypt. At an invitation of the
National Council for Human Rights, Mr. Saeed Qassim,
Secretary-General of the Society participated in the activities
of a workshop organized by the Council in cooperation with the
International Organization for Migration. Sessions of the
workshop handled issues related to international migration and
the rights of migrants.
A workshop on Arab and African Migrations Abroad,
Department of Arab Expatriates, the League of Arab States,
October 17-18, 2008, Cairo, Egypt: at an invitation of the Arab
Expatriates' Department of the League of Arab States, Dr. Ayman
Zohry, Chairman of the EGYMIG participated at a workshop on Arab
and African Migrations Abroad.
The Annual Conference on Population and
Development, Cairo Demographic Centre, December 17-19, 2008:
EGYMIG Chairman and its Secretary-General participated in the
conference by a research paper on "Demography of the
Egyptian Youth: Current Situation and Future Challenges".
Publications and Scientific Production:
the context of EGYMIG's role in promoting scientific and research
activities in the areas of its work, the Society developed and
published the following publications:
Directory of Egyptian Bodies and Institutions
Abroad, Part I: United Kingdom and the United States of America,
The Directory aims at linking the
Egyptians abroad with the homeland in order to strengthen
development links. The Directory contains detailed
information on a group of bodies, institutions and private
associations of the Egyptians abroad, including embassies,
consulates, foundations, and other clubs and associations in
which Egyptians abroad participate, in addition to a brief
presentation of the areas of interest, disciplines, and a means
of communication with these bodies and institutions.
A Message to Egyptian Youth: How to Immigrate
Legally, November 2008.
The aim of this book is to raise awareness of the
Egyptian youth of the risks and dangers of illegal immigration,
and to guide them to the procedures of legal
migration, and the opportunities available for youth to work
inside Egypt before thinking to immigrate abroad.
The Society's Digital Library and Website:
basis of the EGYMIG's role in raising the awareness of
migration issues and their relationship with development, the
Society implemented the following activities:
Developed and disseminated a pamphlet to
publicize role and activities of the Society.
Establishment a website (in Arabic and English)
of the Society at the world-wide web; located at
Preparation of an electronic digital library on
the site of the Society includes the most recent issuances on
migration; to serve researchers from the Society's members and
non-members as well. This database can be free-of-charge
accessed without by all interested researchers.
Awareness Raising Activities:
has implemented many activities for raising the awareness of
migration-related issues, amongst these activities:
Distribution of a number of 400 leaflets entitled
"Do not take the risk and travel abroad ... travel within
your country"; for raising the awareness of the Egyptian
youth of the dangers and risks involved in illegal immigration,
and to encourage them to be internal migrants to the new
settlements and industrial communities inside.
Dissemination of a number of 360 free copies of a
novel by EGYMIG's Chairman entitled "The Roman Sea",
the first Egyptian novel on irregular migration. The
novel aims mainly at raising the awareness of the dangers of
irregular migration, and has been distributed upon youth in the
A symposium on "Youth and Illegal
Migration" at the Press Syndicate: In cooperation with
the Cultural Committee of the Press Syndicate and the Arab
Foundation for Migration Studies, EGYMIG hold a seminar on
"Youth and Illegal Migration" at the Press Syndicate on May 16,
2009. The symposium is attended by Dr. Ayman Zohry, EGYMIG
Chairman, Mr. Saeed Qassem, Secretary-General of the Society,
and Mr. Usama El-Ghazouly, President of the Board of Trustees of
the Arab Foundation for Migration Studies. The event has been
also attended by Mr. Salah Abdel-Tawab, Dr. Khaled El-Sayed
Hassan and Dr. Ibrahim El-Segaey, members of EGYMIG, in addition
to a large gathering of journalists and citizens interested in
the topic of youth and illegal immigration.
A workshop on "The Brain Drain of Arabs:
Causes and Consequences, with a Proposal to Treat the Crisis"
: The Arab Society For Economic Research (ASFER) devoted
its monthly workshop of June 2009 to discuss the brain
drain of Arabs, and hosted EGYMIG Chairman; Dr. Ayman Zohry as
the principal speaker, to present for the issue moderate the
workshop. The workshop took place on Monday, June 22, 2009 at
the ASFER conference venue, and was attended by a large
gathering of the interested researchers and academics.
A seminar on "Youth and Irregular
Migration" at the Cairo Demographic Center (CDC): In
collaboration of the CDC, EGYMIG organized a seminar on "Youth
and Irregular Migration" at the lecturing venue of
CDC on Thursday, June 25, 2009. The event is attended by CDC
teaching staff and many of the center's students and employees.
Dr. Ayman Zohry, Chairman of the EGYMIG, has been
selected as a member of the Advisory Committee the "Joint
Initiative for Migration and Development", based in Brussels,
Belgium. The Initiative is being implemented by the United
Nations in cooperation with the European Commission, for which
one million Euros has been allocated for the implementation of
migration and development activities in Egypt. It is
noteworthy that, EGYMIG Chairman; Dr. Zohry, is the only Arab
expert who was chosen within this Committee; composed only of
six members at the global level.
EGYMIG Chairman and some of its members have been
hosted in several radio and television programmes which dealt
with issues relating to irregular migration. This has been done
in the Egyptian radio stations, and radio stations of some Arab
states in the Arab Maghreb and the Gulf area, as well as many
television channels in Egypt, the televisions of Abu Dhabi (UAE),
Al-Hurrah TV, and the BBC Arabic channel.
Many articles on irregular migration and
migration policies in general have been published in many
newspapers and magazines; Egyptian and Arab, and in some foreign
newspapers as well . These articles were written by EGYMIG
Chairman and other members of the board of the Society.