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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Factsheet

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