Promoting Mobility for Development

Date Publish: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tags: 
mobility, EU Day, Diaspora, mapping

Today, the International Organization for Migration – UN Migration Agency – took part in the European Village organized and observed annually by the European Union.

At the Village, IOM Moldova entertained visitors and promoted the achievements of one EU-funded project in the field of Migration and Development implemented by IOM for the last three years across the two banks of the Nistru River. 

“Our project built confidence between the two banks while bringing skills, people and positive development at home”, said Mr. Antonio Polosa, IOM Moldova Chief of Mission.

The two societies involved in the frozen conflict benefited from the projects activities. Over 200 overseas graduates and labour migrants returned and reintegrated successfully in their homeland thanks to the project.

About 100 national and international scholars and researchers in the field of migration were integrated in one international community in order to stimulate the Moldovan Government to promote evidence-based policies in the field of migration.

Moldovan national authorities and stakeholders were trained to collect, analyse and interpret better the data in the field of migration. As a result, were published three editions of the Extended Migration Profile of the Republic of Moldova and for the first time – the Migration Profile for the Transnistria Region – a break through in this field for the left bank.

The location, interests and reintegration plans of over 600 Moldovan emigrants in the Russian Federation, Italy, Portugal, Germany, the United Kingdom and Israel were assessed and presented in two studies available here and here. 

The business community of the both banks was brought together to promote the creation of small and medium enterprises able to function on both banks of the river. Trainings, online tolls and guides were developed and put at the disposal of the public.

The project is called “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership and harnessing its benefits for the residents of the Transnistria Region of the Republic of Moldova”.

For more pictures from the event, please click here.

For more information, please contact Ms. Iulia Tvigun at itvigun@iom.int or at +373 69 123 905.