The MOBILAZE 2 project started in Azerbaijan in June 2021 to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership with the EU. The project is funded by the EU and supports the implementation of an evidence-based migration and border management policy agenda in Azerbaijan, and will run for 36 months.
The project was developed in close cooperation with national institutions of Azerbaijan and focuses on migration and border governance and management skills; contribution to improved migration data, research and analysis; and awareness-raising of the Azerbaijani society on migration.
The MOBILAZE 2 project is a direct follow-up to the MOBILAZE 1 project which ran from 2016 to 2019 when ICMPD was tasked by the European Commission to implement the MOBILAZE 1 to support the fulfilment of the objectives set in the Mobility Partnership between the EU Member States and Azerbaijan signed in 2013.
Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan
Asylum and International Protection / Border Management and Security / Cross Cutting Topics / Integration and Social Cohesion / Irregular Migration / Migration and Development / Return and Reintegration / Trafficking in human beings / Migration and Environment / Migration and Health / Migration Dialogues / Capacity Development / Governance / Research / Migration Narratives and Public Opinion / Economy, Education and Private Sector
CADRE: Train-the-Trainers Sessions for Return Counsellors
20 October 2021
The CADRE project, implemented by ICMPD within the framework of the European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN programme), entered the autumn season hosting two “Train-the-Trainers” sessions for return counsellors in Berlin. The face-to-face training took place on 6-10 September and 27 September-1 October 2021.
Trafficking in Human Beings: Informative action to address the impunity of offenders
18 October 2021
Before the entry into force of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons specially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol), most countries did not comprehensively criminalize trafficking, which left victims unidentified and offenders unpunished – human trafficking was occurring with impunity. Even though countries have today introduced anti-trafficking legislation, impunity remains widespread.
TAPPING INTO GLOBAL TALENT - Investing in refugee talent
13 October 2021
In the ’global race for talent’, countries are seeking to attract the best and brightest to meet labour market needs and drive innovation and growth. National talent policies often look to attract international students, a group that is seen as a significant source of future talent. Students are sought after because their in-country academic qualifications, language proficiency, and internship or work experience are seen as gateways to easy integration and knowledge contribution in the destination country.