Roundtable “Economic Impact of Labour Migration in CIS States. Analysis and Perspectives” (St.Petersburg, CIS Interparliamentary Assembly)

On 10 April 2012 the roundtable “Economic Impact of Labour Migration in CIS States. Analysis and Perspectives” was conducted. The roundtable was organized by the Permanent Commission on Social Policy and Human Rights of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly in cooperation with IOM Moscow and the Center for Integration Studies at the Eurasian Bank for Development.
The goal of the roundtable was the discussion of main trends of migration policy of CIS states, in particular - harmonization of interests of CIS states in the area of employment and effective use of labour resources, development of conditions for labour migration; development of the CIS model legislation in the area of migration.

Monthly seminar for labour migrants

On 31 March 2012 traditional monthly seminar for labour migrants was conducted. The seminar was organized by the Trade Union of Labour Migrants. Within this event IOM Moscow Information Resource Center staff member provided participants with the information on combating TB spread among labour migrants and gave an overview of activities, implemented by the Info-Center in Moscow region.

“Raising Awareness on Situation with Migrants in St. Petersburg” Round Table for Journalists

On 27 March 2012 St. Petersburg Center for International Cooperation of the Red Cross organized a meeting at a round table for mass media representatives on migration situation in St. Petersburg. Results of several surveys in the sphere of labour migration were presented during the round table. The event was organized within the EU project aimed at protection of migrants’ rights and prevention of human trafficking, implemented by St. Petersburg Center for International Cooperation of the Red Cross - IOM Moscow partner in the Central Asia regional migration programme (CARMP).

Second meeting of the SIREADA Regional Steering Committee

On 20 March 2012 within the framework of the EU project «Support to Implementation of the EU Readmission Agreements with the Republic of Moldova, the Russian federation and Ukraine: Facilitation of Assisted Voluntary return and Reintegration (SIREADA)» the second meeting of the Regional Steering Committee was held in Chisinau.

Round-table “Medical and legal aspects of migration in Russia”

On February 22, 2012 representatives of IOM Moscow participated in the work of the round-table “Medical and legal aspects of migration in Russia”. The round-table was organized by the Commission on tolerance and liberty of conscience of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation jointly with the All-Russia public organization “Russian Red Cross”. Read more

Study-trip to London

On 14 -17 February 2012, IOM Moscow within the project “Preventing and Counter-Acting Trafficking in Human Beings in the Russian Federation” organized a study trip of Russia interagency delegation to London.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Investigation Committee of the RF, Coordination Council of Prosecutors General of CIS member-states, Russian Advocates Guild and Moscow Patriarchy took part in the study visit.

Moscow Vacancy Fair for Foreign Citizens

On the 10th of February 2012 the Department of Labour and Employment of Moscow city Government in cooperation with IOM Moscow organized a second vacancy fair for foreign citizens, searching for jobs in Moscow. The vacancy fair was organized in the premises of Moscow Center for Labour Exchange. Holding of such fairs contribute to raising much interest of labour migrants to the vacancies offered by some Moscow enterprises. Among them there were: “ZIL” Plant, “Mospromstroy”, “Progress Service” group of companies, “Grabli” restaurant chain. The fair was attended by more then 70 migrants, in majority Tajik, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals.

Training on Cultural Orientation for personnel of the FMS Russia Centre for accommodation of persons subject to readmission in Pskov

On December 19-20, 2011 within the EU project «Support to Implementation of the EU Readmission Agreements with the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Facilitation of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration» (SIREADA) implemented jointly by IOM Moscow and the FMS of Russia, a training workshop for personnel of the FMS of Russia special institutions for accommodation of persons subject to readmission was conducted.

IOM Moscow Chief of Mission met with the FMS Russia Director

On 01 December, 2011 Konstantin Romodanovskiy, FMS Russia Director, had a meeting with Enrico Ponziani, IOM Moscow Chief of Mission.
Mr. Ponziani conveyed his thanks to the Head of the Federal Migration Service for fruitful cooperation in the area of migration, including cooperation in the area of labour and irregular migration, readmission, etc. “IOM Moscow produced an analytical report on the current situation and the development of migration legislation in Russia, with a particular focus on admission and usage of foreign labour.” Mr. Romodanovskiy conveyed his own thanks for concrete recommendations on the development of migration legislation in Russia. “Regardless of whether or not we implement your suggestions, it is essential for us to know them!”

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