Latest News on Migration

  • Regional Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey

    Two Albanian border police officers attended “Frontex led regional Refresher Training for Escort officers” national multipliers in Belgrade from 19-22 November 2019. 

  • Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)

    Under the project “Strengthening the delivery of information provision and counselling within the scope of AVRR in the Western Balkans”, on 22-m 23 October 2019 two awareness sessions on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration component were delivered to the border police staff in Kakavija (Gjirokastra) and Kapshtica (Korca) by the IOM Belgrade expert.

  • Inauguration of Diaspora Chamber of Commerce

    - Connect Albania mechanism supports the Diaspora Chamber of Commerce

  • Albania Diaspora community the best bridge builders for the economic growth of Albania

    In the framework of the research project “The Diaspora as a Resource for the Preservation and Enhancement of the Lesser Known Cultural sites in Albania”, six highly skilled researchers from the Albanian Diaspora in Italy, who have studied at the University of Florence, presented today the current results of the survey of three cultural monuments in local communities of Përmet municipality in Albania: the Church of St. Mary in Leusë; the Bridge of Katiu in Bënjë and the area surrounding the Church of St. Mary in Kosinë. The survey was made possible thanks to an innovative 3D laser scanning technique (“points cloud”) of the Laboratory of Digital Survey of Architecture of the Department of Architecture (DIDA), University of Florence.  

  • Migrants having access to essential services

    - New Registration and Temporary Accommodation Centre for Migrants in Albania

    Kapshtica, October 29, 2019: Having the rights of migrants at the heart of its work, IOM Albania and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) are supporting migrants’ access to shelter, medical support, hygiene and other essential services by establishing a centre for Registration and Temporary Accommodation of irregular migrants. The centre was opened on October 29, 2019 in Kapshtica, Albania, close to the Border Crossing Point with Greece.

  • Albania Diaspora community the best bridge builders for the economic growth of Albania

    Milan, October 21, 2019: IOM Diaspora Programme fellowships scheme is making possible the engagement of Albanian high skilled diaspora members in Italy to

  • Engaging the Scientific Albanian Diaspora

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    Engaging the Scientific Albanian Diaspora

    The representatives of the IOM Diaspora Programme 'Engage the Albanian Diaspora to the Social and Economic Development of Albania' participated in the 14th Annual Meeting of the Alb-Science Institute with the theme ‘Research in our homeland and the role of scientific diaspora’ held in Tirana, on September 27-28 2019, organized by Albanian State Minister for Diaspora and Albanian National Fund of Diaspora.

  • Communication and community awareness raising for assistance to vulnerable migrants

    Communication and community awareness raising activities are highly useful tools used while providing assistance to vulnerable migrants. Information sessions were organized on 28-30 August 2019 in Gjirokastra Region, communities near Kakavija Border Crossing Point, Dropull, Gerhoti Temporary Reception Center and BCPs and on 2-4 September 2019 in Korca Region, communities near Kapshtica and in the BCPs.

  • Dita Botërore kundër Trafikimit të Qenieve Njerëzore

    Mesazh nga António Vitorino, Drejtor i Përgjithshëm, Organizata Ndërkombëtare për Migracionin

    Gjenevë, 30 Korrik 2019: — Pamje që mbeten në kujtesë përgjithmonë. Familje të dëshpëruara brenda kontejnerëve asfiksues dhe varkave të vjetra që mezi qëndrojnë mbi ujë. Trupa që deti i sjell në brigje e plazhe pas lundrimesh të dështuara. Qenie njerëzore të shënjuara dhe shkatërruara nga vitet e abuzimit dhe shfrytëzimit.