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MOBILAZE2 Project: Roundtable discussion on the integration of migrants and refugees in Azerbaijan

02 May 2023

The MOBILAZE 2 project organised a roundtable discussion on 28 April 2023, for the Azerbaijani government institutions, international organisations, local and international experts on the integration of migrants and refugees living in Azerbaijan in Baku Azerbaijan.

The roundtable discussion aimed to increase awareness and synergies among key government institutions and civil society organisations working with migrants and refugees. The event was facilitated by Ms Beatrice Bernotienė, international integration expert and Mr Alfred Woeger, MIEUX+ Senior Project Manager. The participants learned about the successful experience of EU Member States including Lithuania in the integration. Representatives of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, UNHCR in Azerbaijan and national integration consultants of the ICMPD-SMS joint Integration programme delivered presentations on available resources and services for migrants and refugees in the country.  
The activity was organised by the ICMPD Azerbaijan in the framework of the EU-funded “Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan (MOBILAZE 2)” project.

The project 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) to 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.