The second of the planned seven national-level training courses on labour migration policy and practice, organised by IOM in cooperation with ILO, is starting in Skopje on Monday, 22nd June 2009.
The course targets policy makers, social partners and practitioners. It is based on the OSCE-IOM-ILO Handbook on Establishing Effective Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination and constitutes an integral part of the project Capacity Building, Information and Awareness Raising towards Promoting Orderly Migration in the Western Balkans, funded by the European Commission AENEAS 2006 programme and the governments of Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Liechtenstein.
This national training event is a follow-up to the Regional Workshop on Establishing Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination and International Collaboration in the Western Balkans held in Tirana, Albania on 9-10 February 2009. The first training is the series was organised in Croatia in May 2009 and further training events are planned to follow in Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania.
The event will be inaugurated by Ms Anna Eva Radicetti, IOM Chief of Mission in Skopje, Ms Gloria Moreno-Fontes, ILO Senior Labour Migration Specialist, Ms Emmanuelle Guiheneuf from the Delegation of the European Commission and Mr Stojan Trajanov, State Advisor, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.
The training sessions are delivered by IOM and ILO senior migration specialists. Additional modules are provided by experts from Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.