Specific area: LM - Integration issues
Duration: June 2022 - Ongoing
Experts involved: Esthonia, Lithuania, Poland
International migrants represent a small but important part of Azerbaijan’s population and workforce. After years characterised by high levels of emigration, the country now experiences annual net-positive migration and has become a country of destination, especially in terms of labour migration and family reunification.
In this regard, the development of a comprehensive and inclusive strategy is needed to help migrants to participate in the life of the local community. The main objective of Azerbaijan is to ensure the respect of multicultural values and diversity of migrants in the integration process and facilitate their access to social services.
It is in this context that the State Migration Service (SMS) requested MIEUX+ support to strengthen its capacities as well as relevant Azerbaijani stakeholders, to manage the integration of migrants and delivery of social services in a coordinated manner. The main objective of this Action is to support the SMS in developing a Migrant Integration Strategy and related Action Plan, in line with Azerbaijan’s international commitments and national priorities.
MIEUX+ team and experts will also work on the development of a tailor-made training course on integration for public officials that should provide information on the basics of integration dimensions according to international standards, but also provide a specific approach on putting integration into practice in Azerbaijan aligned with the new Strategy and Action Plan.