Migration Bridges in Eurasia 2013

On 23-24 October 2013 in the premises of main building of the Russian Academy of Sciences V International Conference “Labour Migration in the Russian Federation: Prevention of Forced Labour, Promotion of Socio-Economic Development, Improvement Regulation” took place. The conference was organized within the international symposium “Migration Bridges in Eurasia”.

Scientific - Practical Conference on Issues of Labour Migration

On 23 October 2013 representatives of IOM Moscow took part in the scientific - practical conference on issues of labour migration, which took place at the Moscow State Law University (MSLA) by the name of O.E. Kutafin.

This event was held in the framework of the cooperation of the Government of Moscow and the Senate of Berlin.

High-level Seminar on Population Censuses and Migration Statistics in CIS Countries

On 16-18 October 2013 representatives of the International organization for migration participated in the "High-level Seminar on Population Censuses and Migration Statistics in CIS Countries", organized jointly by the Statistical Division of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Federal Service of State statistics of Russia (Rosstat), which was held in Gelendzhik.

UNHCR training for IOM staff

On October 16, 2013, UNHCR Refugee Reception Centre in Moscow hosted the training seminar for IOM Moscow staff working in Migrants Assistance Division.

Migration Health Department participation in 2nd Meeting of European Laboratory Initiative

The 2nd Meeting of European Laboratory Initiative (ELI) with a workshop on anti-TB drug resistance for representatives of high MDR-TB burden countries was held at the UN Building, Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7 to 10 October 2013. The meeting was aimed to strengthening TB laboratory network capacity and contribute to the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the WHO European Region, 2011–2015.

Preparatory Meeting ahead of the 2013 UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

In the framework of preparation to the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD), on the eve of the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Migration Agencies, IOM, CIS Ex Com and FMS of Russia organized a CIS preparatory meeting between the heads of migration services of the 10 countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) entitled “Labour Migration as a Factor of Development in the CIS”.
The meeting took place on 5th of June 2013 in FMS Centre in Vatutinki with representatives of federal executive bodies, international organizations, scientists and experts were also invited to participate in the meeting. IOM Director General, Head of IPC and DMM as well as Regional Director from Vienna participated in both events.

Regional practical seminar on economic migration regulation

On January 28 and 29, 2013 Higher School of Economics in its premises on Pokrovsky boulevard hosted the two-day regional practical seminar “Regulating Economic Migration: existing mechanisms and practices of attracting, selection and admission of foreign labour force and possibilities of coordinated management of labour migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.

Third Meeting of Russia-EU Migration Dialogue

On 26 October 2012 the delegation of IOM Moscow, headed by Director Zlatko Zigic, took part in the Third Meeting of Russia-EU Migration Dialogue on "Migration and Development", held in St. Petersburg.

New publication - "Practices of using patents as work permit documents by migrant workers in Russia: research results"

Currently, migration legislation and the practice of regulating labour migration are continuing to develop. Introducing patents as a special form of work permit document for foreign nationals to allow employment in individual private households in Russia from July 1, 2010 has become one of such recent changes in this area. To some extent, this legislative innovation has become revolutionary in a sense that by the start of 2012, it allowed for the legalization of about 1 million migrant workers who were previously illegally employed as domestic workers in private individual households in Russia. The publication represents the results of the empirical study of the practice of using patents as a specific form of work permit document by migrant workers in Russia, to detect immediate results and spot the remaining problematic areas of the patent system in the Russian Federation.

“We are in Russia” - a new CARMP publication: a magazine for migrants coming to Russia for work

In June 2012 a new brochure “We are in Russia” for migrants, who came to Russia for work, was published by IOM Moscow. This publication of a handy magazine format was developed by IOM Moscow and UN Women colleagues within the framework of Central Asia Regional Migration Programme (CARMP). A thematic content of this brochure is a sequel of “Kamilla” – a magazine for women labour migrants, working in Russia.
“We are in Russia” is more tailored to men audience, but still it will be interesting to women. We repeat ourselves saying that, this magazine appeal to special male audience: labour migrants, who arrived to Russia with a purpose of work all alone or came together with their families.