Labour migration training course in Bosnia & Herzegovina
The national-level training course on labour migration policy and practice, organised by IOM in cooperation with ILO, was held in Sarajevo from 26 to 30 October 2009, with participation from policy makers, social partners and practitioners.
The course 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. So far training courses were organised in Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia and further training events are planned to follow in Kosovo/UNSCR 1244 and Albania.
The training sessions were delivered by IOM and ILO senior migration specialists. Additional modules were provided by experts from the Law Faculty of the University of Sarajevo, Labour and Employment Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Swiss Federal Office for Migration.
The training course was inaugurated by Ms Slavica Vučić from the Ministry of the Civil Affairs; Ms. Maria Farrar-Hockley, from the Delegation of the European Commission to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ms. Regina Boucault, Chief of IOM Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ms. Lejla Tanovic, ILO National Coordinator in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Mr. Thomas Ruegg, the Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Sarajevo.