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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

Europe — Mixed Migration Flows to Europe Monthly Overview (October 2018)

  

According to the available data from national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 122,947 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe betwee January and October 2018. Estimated 81 per cent of migrants and refugees arrived by sea (99,174).

IOM
2018

Turkey - Migrants Presence Monitoring (October 2018)

  

Majority of 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkey seeking international protection are Syrian nationals (3,591,714) with granted temporary protection status.

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) there were more than 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkey seeking international protection.
IOM
2018

DTM Turkey - Baseline Assessment Report Round 2

  

According to the findings from the Baseline report, across the ten provinces assessed, the Baseline 2 recorded presence of 195,849 migrants, 14 per cent less than the 229,419 recorded in the Baseline 1.

DTM team conducted Baseline 1 and 2 Assessments in 10 Turkish provinces between April and June 2018.
IOM
2018

DTM Turkey - Flow Monitoring Surveys:Migrant Vulnerabilities Analysis

  

According to the DTM Flow Monitoring Surveys Analysis male respondents were more likely than female respondents to report having experienced situation described in one of the four vulnerability indicators (worked/performed activities without getting the expected payment, been forced to work,...

Analysis focuses on the set of questions on individual and witnessed experiences of human trafficking and other exploitative practices. DTM/MPM team interviewed 3,173 surveys in 14 provinces in Turkey
IOM
2018

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: September 2018

  

According to the compilation of available data from national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 103,450 migrants and refugess arrived in Europe between January and September 2018.

IOM
2018

DTM Europe - Quarterly Overview (July - September 2018)

  

Between July and September 2018, a total of 45,092 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe, 14 per cent more than the 39,402 registered in the second quarter and two and a half times the 18,956 registered in the first three months of the year.

IOM
2018

Turkey — Quarterly Migration Report (September 2018)

  

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) there are currently an estimated 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkey seeking international protection. Most are Syrian nationals (3,567,658).

IOM
2018

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: August 2018

  

According to the compilation of available data from national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 87,776 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and August 2018.

Between January and August 2018 a total of 87,776 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe; 34% less than 133,513 reported in the same period last year. Some 17,177 migrants were registered transiting through the Western Balkans.
IOM
2018

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: July 2018

  

According to available DTM flow monitoring data, a total of 73,735 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and July 2018 – 40 per cent less than the 122,384 reported in the same period last year.

IOM
2018

Flow Monitoring Surveys Analysis - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018

  

Between March and May 2018 DTM team in Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a total of 277 surveys with migrants in Velika Kladuša, Bihać, Banja Luka and Sarajevo.

IOM
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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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
2016

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Factsheet

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