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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.

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

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

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

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
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