Latest News on Migration

  • Albanian Diaspora contributing to economic growth of rural communities.

    We at IOM Albania, under the Diaspora Programme, funded by AICS Tirana decided to celebrate the #sdgweek2021Albania with hardworking and inspiring farmers like Lulzim Bullari and Ermir Hylviu who have chosen to provide for their families and contribute to their communities through investm

  • IOM Albania participated in the International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania

    IOM Albania participated in the screening of the movie “The saint of the impossible”, discussing on several topics related to migration such as stigma, discrimination, exploitation, smuggling, reintegration of returnees etc. The Screening was done in the framework of the annual International Human Rights Festival hosted by “Marubi” Academy and the Security Academy.

  • Progressing in the implementation of the “ARISE-ALL”

    As part of the  “ARISE-ALL”, which contributes to influencing the change of behavior of the groups with high potential to migrate irregularly as well as key “enablers” in Albania, IOM Albania, on 1-3 September 2021 organized a training with 14 peer-to-peer “influencers” ” (12 local-ones for each municipality, and two “influencers” from diaspora (one in Belgium and one in the Netherlands) for effectively communicating in their communities, opportunities for life improvement and job placement available in Albania as well as risks associated with irregular migration to the European Union.

  • Migration governance Training of Trainers for Albanian public officials

    Tirana; 14-16 June 2021: IOM Mission in Albania conducted a Training of Trainers on migration governance in Albania for the staff of institutions that are engaged in the implementation of the National Migration Strategy.

    This training is being held in the framework of the project "Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Migration Governance in Albania", funded by the IOM Development Fund, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA).

  • Albanian Diaspora contributing to the agriculture of the home country

    The second phase of the project "Diaspora’s Engagement in Agricultural Know-How Transfer to Albania”, funded in the framework of IOM Albania programme, “Engage the Albanian Diaspora to the Social and Economic Development of Albania”, and implemented by the Albanian Diaspora Business Chamber in partnership with Italian Association of Producers (IAP) is focused on practical field trainings of the agricultural production companies.  

  • Diaspora Remittances and Savings for Albania’s Economic Development

    On the International Day of Family Remittances it was organised an  online meeting "Remittances - a guide to development", by the World Bank supporting the Greenback 2 Project, in partnership with Germin NGO working on Diaspora. Mr. Fatos Çoçoli, IOM Diaspora Programme  Consultant, Communication Expert seconded in  State Minister for Diaspora was one of the panelists and contributed to this meeting.  

  • International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR)

    Migrant remittances have been and continue to be a significant source of income for Albanian families. According to the Bank of Albania, approximately 34% of Albanian families have cover their basic needs, access education and contribute to their community development thanks to the remittances.

  • Meeting of Legal Professionals in Diaspora

    Meeting of Legal Professionals in Diaspora, held on 7 June 2021, is an annual meeting, which aims to engage legal professionals in Diaspora and support their engagement for the development of Albania. The meeting was organized by the National Diaspora Agency, with the support of the State Minister for Diaspora and the Ministry of Justice.

  • Strengthening the Albanian Diaspora Entrepreneurships

    Ms. Luljeta Cobanaj, Diaspora Officer at the Consulate General of the Republic of Albania in Milan and Mr. Besmir Rrjolli, the Focal Point of IOM Albania for Lombardy region, held a meeting with the President of Conflombardia Mr. Giovanni Domenico Monti and the General Secretary Mr. Enrico Bombelli, on 17 May 2021. The meeting was focused on the opportunities of Albanian entrepreneurs in Italy to successfully carry out their business and commercial activities.