In partnership with both the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and the National Employment Service structures, IOM facilitates the provision of advice, information and referral services to prospective migrants, immigrants and returnees on regular migration for labour and study purposes, on reintegration opportunities in Albania, as well as immigration issues. A national network of Migration Counters (Sportele Migracioni) has been established and strengthened with IOM support, to increase access to regular migration information, modalities and opportuni-ties. The Organization supports the government’s efforts to manage labour mobility through technical assistance for the implementation of labour agreements, as well as assessing and advising on the role of labour market actors, with a view on enhancing recruitment standards and migrants’ rights protection.
IOM strongly supports and promotes the link between migration and development in Albania through the engagement of Diaspora/Albanian Communities Abroad, reintegration of returnees, employment generation and investment in rural areas, addressing socio-economic pressure in regions vulnerable to high rates of economically motivated migration.
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