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Discussing Migration with Media in Albania | IOM Austria - Regional Office

IOM in Albania has been running a dynamic national information campaign as part of its project to prevent unsafe migration from Albania towards the European Union. Its main partners include the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Department of Border and Migration Police, local government authorities, representatives of an anti-trafficking committee, as well as members of education institutions, civil society and media.

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

Date of publication: 
Nov 01, 2009
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.

Assessment of the Recruitment Framework of Private Employment Agencies

Date of publication: 
Feb 01, 2016
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.

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

Date of publication: 
Jun 01, 2016
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.

Needs Assessment: Human Trafficking in the Western Balkans

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2014
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.