Closure of THP

Twenty years ago, a group of individuals who were eager to raise awareness and dialogue on the subject of migration established The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP). The original aim of the organisation was to fill the policy gap that existed at the time on migration and refugee issues. Since our inception, the migration field has grown tremendously and the subject has become a focal point in the media, political debate, and amongst civil society.

Along the way, we carried out many research projects to feed effective policies for migrants; we participated in countless high level events around the world which aimed at promoting the rights of migrants; we organised meetings with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly the private sector and local government to examine their role in addressing migration issues; and we even established a subsidiary social venture, M-Capital, focused on a Migrant Training and Placement Programme.

We are very proud of the many milestones we reached and of the vast community of interest that has grown as a result. We now see countless initiatives from NGOs, national and local government departments, and even private sector entities that aim to address various issues within the migration field.

Unfortunately, over the years THP also faced increasing difficulty in obtaining sufficient funds to allow the organisation to operate. In 2018, the THP Executive Board decided that THP would close its doors in August 2018.

You can access THP’s publications, papers and reports on this site which is being hosted by UNU-MERIT. If you would like further information, please email:

Thank you for your interest in our work and best wishes from the THP team!