On 27-28 October 2021, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised an interactive two-day workshop on the Migration Policy Cycle in Baku in a hybrid format within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan” (MOBILAZE 2) project. The workshop was facilitated by international academia experts of UNU-Merit/ Maastricht University - Ms Elaine Lebon-McGregor and Ms Eleni Diker and supported by national migration expert - Ms Sevinj Mastiyeva and the ICMPD Baku project team. The workshop covered interactive discussions and know-how exchange on different stages of the migration policy cycle.
Representatives of state institutions involved in migration policy implementation in Azerbaijan, such as the State Migration Service, the State Border Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, the State Agency for Sustainable and Operative Social Provision (DOST Service), the State Committee for Work with Diaspora, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, the State Customs Committee, the Centre for Improvement of E-Government (ASAN Visa) participated in the workshop.
Along with interesting presentations by the experts, participants were also proactively involved in group works and learned practical knowledge on the migration policy cycle.
The MOBILAZE 2 project’s is supporting relevant stakeholders in the Republic of Azerbaijan 1) to develop institutional capacities on migration policy development and implementation, 2) to institutionalise migration data collection, analysis and application, 3) enhance and standardise institutional procedures for capacity building on migration and border management and integration or refugees, 4) develop institutional and public awareness on migration policy agenda and irregular migration threats. The project is implemented by ICMPD and funded by the European Union.