This booklet presents a sample of the success stories collected within the framework of the Skills2Work project to highlight the mutually beneficial relationship between refugees and employers in European Member States. Each person featured here has a story to tell about achievements, but also about personal challenges, about adjusting expectations and about compassion. Yet all stories have something in common: they promote the talents that refugees offer to our labour markets.
We live in a world on the move. Today, one in every seven of us around the world is a migrant. While most migration is by choice and has a largely positive impact on migrants and societies, IOM’s experience and data have shown that many other migrants may also endure the most gruelling of pathways in search of opportunity and a better life. With population movement comes great capacity for social innovation and economic growth; however, large-scale migration also presents a unique set of challenges.
IOM presents its migration recommendations to the Bulgarian EU Presidency. IOM is calling the EU Presidency of the Council to:
- Take a leading role in the negotiations for the Global Compact for Migration;
- Support the adoption of a reformed Common European Asylum System based on fairness and solidarity;
- Institutionalize a visa for vulnerable migrants;
- Support a rights-based, non-discriminatory and comprehensive approach to return and reintegration.
The objectives of the research are to provide:
The Report focuses on the arrivals by sea of victims of trafficking, from Nigeria, in particular. Data has been collected by IOM staff in the field and through interviews with victims of trafficking.The Report is structured as follows: (1) The phenomenon of human trafficking; (2) IOM's counter-trafficking activities in Italy; (3) Main difficulties in safeguard and protection of trafficking victims; (4) Main vulnerabilities/risks identified by IOM. The topic are substantiated by stories of victims of trafficking identified by IOM and migrants collected during IOM activities in 2016.
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe, the journey is marked by high levels of abuse, trafficking and exploitation.
The Equi-Health project was designed and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office Brussels, Migration Health Division (MHD) and co-financed under the 2012 Work Plan, within the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008–2013), by a direct grant awarded to IOM by the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Health and Consumers (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).
IOM believes the most successful resettlement programs provide not only much needed international protection for the most vulnerable but also provide a path to successful integration into new societies. IOM works closely with governments, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), non-government organizations and other partners, such as e.g. airlines, to enable resettlement.