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Project News: Young people in South Caucasus receive training on the future of migration

7 September 2018


50 young people from Azerbaijan and Georgia met leading international migration experts in early July for an intensive training course to develop skills that will help shape the South Caucasus region’s migration policies in future.

Students, aged between 20 and 26, met with professors from leading European institutions such as Oxford University, Maastricht and Amsterdam Universities, Sorbonne University and The University of Vienna in Qakh, Azerbaijan to discuss the future of migration in the South Caucasus. The week-long training, which included discussions concerning the future of migration policies in the region and covered key principles on migration debates, was organised by ICMPD as a joint event of the EU-funded MOBILAZE and ENIGMMA 2 projects. 

Students were joined by journalists, members of local NGOs, government bodies and international organisations. Topics covered included the difference between migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; how migration effect economies; visualisation of migration data; international migration law and how media, public opinion and policy interact. 

 

Download press release here. 

Watch the conference video here

 

More information about the MOBILAZE project can be found here.

More information abut the ENIGMMA project can be found here