Technical Cooperation on Migration Management and Capacity Building

Completed Projects

Support to the Implementation of the EU Readmission Agreements with the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Facilitation of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (SIREADA)
Enhancement of management of the Russian Federation border checkpoints
Development of Administrative Mechanisms in Support of Readmission of Migrants in the Russian Federation

In September 2009 a project “Development of Administrative Mechanisms in Support of Readmission of Migrants in the Russian Federation”, funded by the European Union and jointly implemented by IOM Moscow and FMS of Russia, was launched. This project comes as a logical follow up action for the Programme “Assistance to the Government of the Russian Federation in Establishing Legal and Administrative Framework for the Implementation and Development of Readmission Agreements”.

One of the main purposes of the project is further development of administrative, legal and practical mechanisms in the Russian Federation to ensure compliance with its international obligations in the sphere of readmission, especially in its part of reception, accommodation and transfer of third country nationals and stateless persons; as well as enhancing the capacity of the FMS of Russia and other relevant authorities of the Russian Federation in implementing readmission agreements in the Russian Federation.

The project provides for a number of activities which include development of analytical materials, in particular needs assessment reports on readmission agreements implementation for third country nationals, and gap analysis for optimizing readmission applications workflow. In the framework of activities in establishing effective mechanisms of reception, accommodation and transfer of third country nationals and stateless persons development of a training programme for readmission centers personnel with the particular focus on safeguarding of migrants’ human rights, observing international standards and norms, ensuring the security and safety of the centers inhabitants, and holding of such trainings for readmission centers personnel are planed.

With the purpose of enhancing the practical dialog between the Russian and EU competent authorities and increasing the FMS of Russia’s staff knowledge on EU Ms’s modern approaches in overall migration management with a particular emphasis on return and readmission, the technical meetings will be held with involvement of both European and Russian experts, a sturdy tour will be organized, a specialized English language course for FMS of Russia’s officials working in the area of readmission will be developed and tested in the course of the trainings.

Within the frameworks of the informational activities, a movie and informational materials will be developed in direct cooperation with the FMS of Russia. The movie will be addressed to migrants, potential migrants and travelers and will raise their awareness on the legal channels of emigration to the EU and risks of irregular migration, including trafficking in human beings. A particular focus will be done on prospectus of readmission.

The project is funded by the European Union.

Project duration: September 2009 - April 2011.

Assistance to the Government of the Russian Federation in the Establishing Legal and Administrative Framework for the Implementation and Development of Readmission Agreements