The unprecedented influx of displaced people from the neighbouring Ukraine boosted the need for enhanced integration capacity in Moldova. With the support of the CareFor project, a dedicated IT module on foreigners’ integration has been developed.
Moldova has been developing its foreigners’ integration mechanism for about a decade now. In addition to having enacted a dedicated legal framework aligned to the EU Acquis, it also created a network of integration centres across the country to facilitate foreigners’ access to timely information and quality services. The recent migration crisis prioritised the need for quicker response in terms of social inclusion of foreigners with the view to help build their resilience, harness their potential, enhance their community participation, and prevent intercultural conflicts. In this regard, it was proposed to automate the information and workflow processes by developing the “Foreigners’ Integration” IT module.
On 31 January, the Inspectorate-General for Migration presented the “Foreigners’ Integration” module to a range of relevant authorities including the National Employment Agency, National Medical Insurance Company, National Social Insurance House, National Social Assistance Agency, and the Ministry of Education and Research. The IT module was designed to enable the automated inter-agency exchange and coordination between the respective agencies for the purpose of foreigners’ integration.
Digitalisation is one of Moldova's top priorities for 2023 on its path towards modernisation and European integration, while also called to help manage the on-going humanitarian crisis. ICMPD is amply involved with this endeavour by supporting the recently established Inspectorate-General for Migration on various related aspects such as business process optimisation, data protection, risk analysis, external communication, and inter-agency cooperation, among others.
The CareFor project, funded by the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration, aims to contribute to a functioning and human-rights compliant migration management system in Moldova while also addressing some of the more immediate needs caused by the unprecedented inflow of displaced people from Ukraine.