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IOM Missions in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Regional Office in Vienna produce several publications at the regional, sub-regional and local level, covering a range of thematic areas and interests. Here you will find a selection of works available to researchers and the public, in several languages of the region. For more publications, see IOM Online Bookstore.

2018

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: June 2018

  

Between January and June 2018, a total of 58,357 migrants and refugees had reached Europe through different sea and land routes. More than 75 per cent of the overall population crossed the Mediterranean Sea, mainly using the Central Mediterranean route that still leads to Italy.

Compilation of Available Data and Information
IOM
2018

Migration Health Division Annual Newsletter 2017

  
The second edition of this regional newsletter provides an overview of migration health projects, events and activities of country missions and the regional office in 2017.
IOM
2018

IOM's Assistance to IDPs and Conflict-Affected in Ukraine

  
IOM has assisted over 209,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine since 2014.
IOM
2017

Perception of Smuggling Business and Decision Making Processes of Migrants

  
Straddling Europe and Asia, Turkey has been at the center of migration flows for centuries. Due to recent regional conflicts and crises, the country has increasingly become both a major destination and transit country for people fleeing poverty and conflict.
IOM
2017

Global Trafficking Trends in Focus: IOM Victim of Trafficking Data, 2006-2016

  
IOM’s counter-trafficking programme provides a unique source of data on trafficking that is international in scope, through the collection of information obtained directly from victims of trafficking who have been assisted by IOM. For more than a decade, IOM has developed and maintained a central counter-trafficking case management tool for this data, the IOM Global Human Trafficking Database, which is the largest global database with primary data on victims of trafficking.
IOM
2017

Key Migration Figures in SEEECA, 2017

  
Key figures for the South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, 2017. Prepared by the Regional Office in Vienna.
IOM
2017

Mediterranean Response: 2017 Mid-Year Update

  
Mid-year update for IOM Turkey's Mediterranean response operations. For the latest updates, see http://turkey.iom.int
IOM
2017

Supporting Safe, Orderly and Dignified Migration through Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration

  
As a contribution to the preparatory process of the global compact for migration, IOM is developing thematic papers on the 24 elements listed in ANNEX II of the New York Declaration. The aim of the papers is to provide Member States and interested stakeholders with a succinct overview of the topic in question, and to suggest possible areas of action for consideration as input into the global compact.
IOM
2017

Reintegration Assistance Referral Guide

  
IOM has produced the 2017 reintegration assistance referral guide in close cooperation with its partners in the governmental and non-governmental sectors. This publication shall serve returning migrants with substantial information on the conditions that they can expect when coming back to their native Georgia and thus help them in getting back on their feet without undue complications.
IOM
2017

IOM Ukraine 2017 Crisis Response Plan

  
This report outlines the crisis response approach, situation overview, capacities, partners, and achievements to assisting beneficiaries in Ukraine.
IOM
2017

Policy and Practice of Migration regulation in the Context of Modern Challenges

  
This collection of articles presents the materials of the second International Scientific Conference on modern migration, held in Tiraspol, on 27 January 2017.
IOM
2017

Extended Migration Profile of the Republic of Moldova 2009-2014

  
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission to Moldova presents the fourth edition of the Extended Migration Profile (EMP) of the Republic of Moldova for 2009–2014. This report was edited and published under the project “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”, which is implemented by IOM and funded by the EU.
IOM, Maria Vremis, Viorica Craievschi-Toartă
2017

Migrație și dezvoltare: aspecte socioeconomice

  
Epoca contemporană poate fi numită cu certitudine o epocă a migrației. În ultimii ani, migrația internațională a înregistrat o amploare fără precedent. La nivel mondial, aceasta ajunge la peste 232 de milioane de persoane sau 3% din populația lumii, iar 740 de milioane de persoane sunt considerate migranți interni. Fenomenul migrator este caracteristic, practic, oricărui stat.
IOM, Dorin Vaculovschi
2017

Migrație și dezvoltare: aspecte politico-juridice

  
Programul de master „Analiză și consiliere politică” are ca scop formarea de competențe și abilități de analiză și consiliere în probleme de natură politică. Actualitatea politică autohtonă denotă necesitatea unor profesioniști în domeniul științelor politice care ar avea o mentalitate de design politic pentru identificarea și formularea problemei, acumularea și prelucrarea datelor empirice, selectarea paradigmei teoretice și proiectarea modelelor de soluționare.
IOM, Valeriu Moșneaga
2017

IOM’s Comprehensive Approach to Counter Migrant Smuggling

  
The worldwide smuggling of migrants on land and sea, results in large-scale deaths. In the last two decades and particularly over the last three years with the effects of the Arab Spring and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, there has been a dramatic increase in those attempting to cross borders with the services of migrant smugglers.
IOM
2017

Migration Initiatives 2016 in the SEEECA Region

  
A brief overview of RO Vienna programming in the region for 2016
IOM
2017

Towards an Integrated Approach to Reintegration in the Context of Return

  
Increasingly, stakeholders agree that reintegration is a key aspect of return migration. How such reintegration is approached and managed, however, remains a widely debated topic and the means of supporting reintegration differ consequently. This paper proposes that the complex, multidimensional process of reintegration requires a holistic and a need-based approach.
IOM
2017

Needs Assessment: Counter-trafficking Response in the Republic of Azerbaijan

  
Over the last half decade, IOM has implemented many counter-trafficking actions in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Although there have been major improvements in efforts to combat trafficking in human beings (THB) within these countries, as the modes of operation of traffickers continue to evolve, States need to ensure that interventions continue to address the needs of victims on the ground while at the same time focusing on targeted capacity-building of law enforcement.
IOM, Marika McAdam
2017

Needs Assessment: Counter-trafficking Response in the Republic of Georgia

  
Over the last half decade, IOM has implemented many counter-trafficking actions in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Although there have been major improvements in efforts to combat trafficking in human beings (THB) within these countries, as the modes of operation of traffickers continue to evolve, States need to ensure that interventions continue to address the needs of victims on the ground while at the same time focusing on targeted capacity-building of law enforcement.
IOM, Marika McAdam
2017

Needs Assessment: Counter-trafficking Response in the Republic of Armenia

  
Over the last half decade, IOM has implemented many counter-trafficking actions in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Although there have been major improvements in efforts to combat trafficking in human beings (THB) within these countries, as the modes of operation of traffickers continue to evolve, States need to ensure that interventions continue to address the needs of victims on the ground while at the same time focusing on targeted capacity-building of law enforcement.
IOM
2017

Curriculum on pre-departure orientation

  
Curriculum on pre-departure orientation was developed in support to the Government of the Republic of Armenia in developing of measures aimed at better protecting the rights of Armenian labour migrants abroad. The materials are foreseen for improvement of skills of the staff of Migration Resource Centres, non-governmental organizations and private recruitment agencies, dealing with potential and actual labour migrants.
IOM
2016

Social and Economic Profile of the Return Migrants in Albania

  
This document aims to draft a socio-economic profi le of Albanian returned migrants within the framework of the project “Improved social inclusion policies for vulnerable categories of migrants in Albania”.
IOM, Ilir Gëdeshi, Endri Xhaferaj
2016

Humanitarian Border Management: better response to migration crises?

  
Humanitarian border management also called “border management in emergency situations” denotes border management before, during and after a humanitarian or migration crisis. Floods and earthquakes, wars and armed conflicts, or health epidemics can all trigger such mass movements of people across the border. In these situations, border guards are the front liners and their task is difficult and complex.
Lívia Styp-Rekowska
2016

A Crowdfunding Platform for the Moldovan Diaspora

  
IOM Moldova engaged the NY Colombia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in order to review the international practices and legislation, and provide concrete recommendations for Moldovan policy makers concerning crowdfunding, including ideas on how to design, promote and use such a platform in Moldova. Diaspora was consulted during the study, SIPA assessing the diaspora’s perspectives, interests, and expectations on investing in local development via crowdfunding.
Daniel Angel, Mariano Buey Fernández, Silvio Ramirez, Lucia Savchick, Ajita Singh, and Nutrawee Sungthanu
2016

Assessment on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Albania

  
The report gives an overview of the implementation of human rights of migrant workers in Albania and explores the country’s capacities for the implementation of the rights of migrant workers with a focus on institutional framework and monitoring instruments and institutions. It also examines the international and national legal framework of the rights of migrant workers.
IOM, Kosta Barjaba
2016

Report on the international experience in the field of legal and regulatory provisions concerning crowdfunding activities

  
The study reviews the best international practices in regulating crowdfunding activities, proposing recommendations on implementing or adjusting the relevant legislation or regulation for countries willing to use crowd funding. The report suggests recommendations on how to regulate and/or deregulate relevant aspects of the legal framework in order to facilitate the practice of crowdfunding, and reduce any barriers to the lawful use of IT-based crowdfunding.
IOM, Iulian Rusu
2016

Environment, Climate Change and Migration in the Kyrgyz Republic

  
The issue of environmental migration is relatively new on the international community’s agenda and gaining increased attention worldwide in the context of global climate change. In several parts of the world, recent research initiatives are currently deepening our understanding of the complex interactions between the environment, climate change and migration dynamics, which in turn allows to develop and implement effective policies aiming to mitigate the negative consequences.
Antoine Chandonnet, Zuura Mamadalieva, Lidiya Orolbaeva, Lira Sagynbekova, Uran Tursunaliev, Damira Umetbaeva
2016

Environmental migration and displacement in Azerbaijan: Highlighting the need for research and policies

  
Azerbaijan is exposed to several environmental challenges. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and landslides, have displaced thousands of people in recent years while slow-onset processes, such as salinization, rising temperatures, sea-level fluctuation, droughts and soil degradation are increasingly affecting communities and livelihoods.
IOM, Irene Leonardelli
2016

Assessment of the Recruitment Framework of Private Employment Agencies

  
The study was undertaken to evaluate the compliance of the regulatory framework of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs) in Albania with international standards vis-à-vis migrant workers recruitment. Moreover, detailed analysis of the sector will serve to develop recommendations on the ethical recruitment standards for Albanian public and private employment agencies.
IOM, Dr. Zef Preci
2016

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Factsheet

  
What is AVRR? This pamphlet outlines IOM's approach to assisted voluntary return and reintegration
IOM
2016

Истории Успеха, "Pare 1+1"

  
Эта брошюра представляет описание предприятий-бенефициаров в рамках Про- граммы «PARE 1+1» в период 2010–2014 годов. This paper presents profiles of beneficiaries-companies under the "PARE 1 + 1" established during 2010 -2014.
IOM
2016

Human Trafficking and Exploitation: A Manual for Teachers

  
The manual was prepared with the aim to inform the secondary school teachers and students about human trafficking and exploitation. This third edition was updated by IOM taking into account the changes in the legal and institutional frameworks to combat human trafficking in the Republic of Armenia.
IOM, Silva Petrosyan, Heghine Khachatryan, Ruzanna Muradyan, Serob Khachatryan, Koryun Nahapetyan
2016

Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base

  
Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base presents a unique review of what is being collected and what can be done to further build the evidence base on migrant smuggling globally. The report is the result of a collaboration between the International Organization for Migration and researchers from a range of backgrounds and academic disciplines, and supported by the Government of Turkey.
Eds. M.L. McAuliffe and F. Laczko
2016

Sığınacaq, sərhəd və immiqrasiya məsələlərinə dair Avropa qanunvericiliyi üzrə vəsait (The Handbook on European Law Relating to Asylum, Borders and Immigration)

  
2011-ci ilin mart ayında Fundamental Hüquqlar üzrə Avropa İttifaqı Agentliyi və Avropa İnsan Hüquqları Məhkəməsi ilk birgə layihənin nəticəsi olaraq ayrı-seçkilik әleyhinә Avropa hüququ üzrə məlumat kitabı dərc etdirmişdir.
European Court of Human Rights and European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
2016

Passport Examination Procedure Manual (Second Edition)

  
The 2016 version of IOM’s Passport Examination Procedures Manual (PEPM) has been developed as an update to the first edition (2007) in response to the development of new security features in the production of identity and travel documents.
IOM
2016

Humanitarian Border Management Republic of Armenia: Needs and Gaps Assessment Report

  
The report aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of the Armenian National Security Service and Border Guards Troops to respond to migration crises and enhance their role in inter-agency cooperation. The report provides an introduction to the concept of Humanitarian Border Management (HBM), which has been developed by IOM within the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF), and further information on HBM assessments and best practices.
IOM, Adrian Loxton
2015

Analysis of Impact of Floods on Mental Health of Population of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  
Continuous and heavy rainfall starting May 13, 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has caused massive flooding in northern, eastern and central parts of BiH. This is the most serious natural disaster that BiH has experienced in the past 120 years, affecting a third of the country and approximately one million people (more than a quarter of the population of the country.
IOM, Nermin Đapo, Remzija Šetić, Snježana Kašiković, Alisa Zahirović-Mahmutović, Danijela Bašić, Zoran Radić, Amra Šemić, Emina Altumbabić, Gordana Unčanin, Alena Velagić, Marjana Đorđić, Danijela Torbica, Mahir Bajrić
2015

Addressing Migration of Unaccompanied Minors from and through the Western Balkans

  
This report analyses the findings of six WB country reports, which are based on data collected through desk research and interviews with stakeholders between May and July 2015.
IOM, Zana Vathi
2015

Extended Migration Profile of Albania 2012-2014

  
This analytical report presents a follow-up of the process initiated in 2007 by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for the drafting of the first Migration Profile, followed by Migration Profile 2008, 2009 and 2010 prepared by the Albanian Government.
IOM
2015

Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe: Regional Overview

  
The Regional Overview report “Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe” is a result of a joint cooperation effort between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). Prepared in support of the implementation of the South-East Europe 2020 Strategy, the report features a socioeconomic overview of current labour mobility trends in the region written by an expert team under the RCC’s coordination.
IOM
2015

Migration Facts and Trends: South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  
The document identifies 12 key trends observed in the region over the last 20 years that are expected to shape the regional migratory landscape in the years to come. The highlighted trends concern the directions, key driving forces, composition, modes and types of migration flows in the region.
IOM
2015

Migration Management Gaps Analysis, Republic of Moldova, 2015

  
The “Strengthening Migration Management and Cooperation on Readmission in Eastern Europe” (MIGRECO) Project, financed by EU, aims at improving migration management by carrying out a study focused on identifying and analyzing the exiting gaps in the respective area.
IOM, Diana Cheianu-Andrei, Adriana Barilov
2015

Fostering Labour Mobility and Human Development: Showcase of Projects 2015

  
The dialogue surrounding labour mobility and its links to development in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SEEECA) is centred on three key themes, which are also core areas of IOM’s work within its Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) portfolio.
IOM
2015

Strengthening the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling in the Western Balkans

  
Results and recommendations from the IOM project "Strengthening the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling in the Western Balkans"
IOM
2014

2015 - 2020 Strategy for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  
This document presents a forward-looking Regional Strategy for IOM’s engagement in South-Eastern, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
IOM
2014

Needs Assessment: Human Trafficking in the Western Balkans

  
In September 2013, through the support of the IOM Development Fund, a seven-month needs assessment on the human trafficking situation in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina [BiH], UNSC resolution 1244-administered Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) was commissioned. The purpose was to collect and summarize stakeholder views of the mechanisms and resources available to combat TIP in the region.
Research Communication Group, Jacqueline Berman, Donatella Bradic, Phil Marshal
2014

R.E.A.D.M.I.T Training Manual on Readmission

  
The READMIT Training Manual on Readmission is designed to provide a toolkit for practitioners who face the challenge of improving the capacity of their country to manage migration. The Manual explores theoretical issues of readmission, focusing on implementation in the Republic of Armenia, and examines related areas of migration management forming the framework where the readmission process functions.
Sergey Brestovitsky
2014

Central Asia Operational Strategy, 2014-2019

  
The strategic vision of IOM Central Asia for 2014-2019
IOM
2013

Handbook on European Non-discrimination Law and its Update including the Manual on the Anti-discrimination Legal Framework and Referral Mechanism in Azerbaijan

  
The Manual seeks to enhance awareness of legal practitioners such as judges, prosecutors and lawyers, as well as law-enforcement officers on the non-discrimination principles and to contribute to promoting their full-fledged understanding and practice on human rights protection. Manual is available in both English and Azerbaijani languages.
IOM
2012

Environmental Degradation, Migration, Internal Displacement, and Rural Vulnerabilities in Tajikistan

  
As part of the IOM project on “Building Coordination, Training and Research Capacities of the Government of Tajikistan to Manage Migration”, this report was released in May 2012. IOM collaborated with the national Research Centre “Sharq” in the production of the report which based its finding on qualitative and quantitative surveys in four districts with various types of environmental degradation and migration concerns.
Saodat Olimova and Muzaffar Olimov for IOM
2012

Targeted Initiative for Georgia (TIG) Project “Support Reintegration of Georgian Returning Migrants and the Implementation of the EU-Georgia Readmission Agreement”

  
The Targeted Initiative for Georgia (TIG) project “Support reintegration of Georgian returning migrants and the implementation of the EU-Georgia readmission agreement” is being implemented with financial assistance from the European Union as a leading project of the cooperation betweenGeorgia and EU Member States defined in the Mobility Partnership Declaration signed in November 2009.
IOM, TIG
2012

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Facilitator's Guide

  

 

 

Digər zorakılıq formalarında olduğu kimi insan alveri fiziki və psixoloji zərərlə bağlı olduğundan səhiyyə işçiləri tərəfindən ciddi sağlamlıq riski kimi qəbul edilir.
IOM, eds. Cathy Zimmerman, Rosilyne Borland
2011

Migration and Development in Central Asia

  
IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Within this framework, IOM has a large role to play in supporting the efforts of states to manage labour migration, in particular short-term movements and circular migration.
IOM
2011

Assessment of Labour Market Potential in Armenia

  
The study aims to assess the supply of the labour market in Armenia and the potential labour force Armenia can offer countries with a demand for workforce. To get the complete picture of the workforce potential, the qualifications of the potential migrants were explored, their length of experience in their professions were identified, as well as information was collected about their additionally obtained specializations with the availability or lack of a documented certificate.
IOM
2010

Moldovan Migrants' Health, Impact of the Socio-Economic Welfare

  
A study on health implications of the socio-economic welfare of Moldovan migrants.
IOM, WHO, UNAIDS, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova
2010

Maximizing the Development Impact of Migration-Related Financial Flows and Investment to Bosnia and Herzegovina

  
The hypothesis of this study is that a key migration-related objective of many BiH long-term migrants is to build up a certain level of financial capital during migration - often combined with other important skills and contacts.
IOM, IASCI
2009

Labour Migration Patterns, Policies and Migration Propensity in the Western Balkans

  
The Western Balkan countries remain an area of interest to those with a stake in migration issues. Despite the region’s common recent history, the Western Balkans are very diverse as regards migration issues: some are plagued by poverty and high unemployment rates that generate large outflows of migrants, while others already attract immigrants to fill the labour shortages in certain booming sectors of their economy.
IOM, Marek Kupiszewski, Anna Kicinger, Dorota Kupiszewska, Frederik Hendrik Flinterman, Ilse Pinto-Dobernig