On 9 June 2011 a Moldovan Diaspora Mapping in the Russian Federation research was launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission to Moldova. The research aims at providing a reliable picture of the socio-economic profile of the Moldovan migrants, focusing on the needs and challenges they face. The study will target circular migrants, migrants with households in Moldova and Russia, Diaspora entrepreneurs and scientists, as well as Diaspora community leaders. A large-scale survey will be fielded both in the Russian Federation and Moldova and focus groups with migrants and in-depth interviews with Moldovan officials will complete the quantitative findings. read more...
The methodology and instruments used within the research will serve as a basis to extend it to other major destination countries for Moldovan migrants within the European Union (Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, and Greece). The resulting comprehensive overview of the Moldovan Diaspora will provide recommendations for the Moldovan Government in enhancing ties with the Diaspora and shaping concrete support measures for Moldovan migrants residing and working abroad. ”The research represents an interactive exercise and fits into the Mobility Partnership – a framework for insuring the rights and interests of the Moldovan migrant’s abroad, so as to contribute to the elaboration of the migration policies, based on the reliable findings. The Moldovan Public Authorities are fully aware of the migration phenomenon and spare no effort to reduce the negative consequences of migration, fostering the economic development of the country” – said Mr. Martin A. Wyss during the launch of the research.
This initiative is implemented within the project “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership” in cooperation and with methodological and financial support of the World Bank in Moldova.
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