World’s Première Migration Film Festival Opens Call for Films

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a call for films for the Global Migration Film Festival. The multi-venue festival which takes place annually in over 100 countries in December is the world’s première cultural event on migration. The UN organization’s call for submissions includes Full-Length Feature and Short Films, in all genres: […]

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SMART YOUTH PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

In order to provide the youth with the opportunity to improve their communication skills, from 27 until 30 June 2019 in Skopje, IOM Skopje has organized series of workshops that have allowed the youth to develop the: Capability of presentation of vital questions and problems; Capability of collection and relevance evaluation of information; Capability of […]

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MEETING WITH THE MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ROMA INTEGRATION STRATEGY

On 26th of June 2019 IOM Skopje had a meeting with the Minister without portfolio responsible for the implementation of the National Strategy for the improvement of the situation of Roma in the country Mr. Muzafer Bajram. At the meeting, the IOM’s activities addressing Roma issues were presented and possible activities for cooperation were discussed.

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PEER TO PEER EXPERIENCES FOR PREVENTION OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM (PVE)

The experts and practitioners from the educational sector and representatives from the staff of National PVE Coordinators Offices from North Macedonia and Albania attended roundtable meetings sharing their peer to peer experiences for prevention of violent extremism among youth. The meetings allowed the participants to exchange information, analyze and understand the local perspectives and actions […]

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MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO MIGRANTS

Through the support provided by the European Union, and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, IOM  has provided health assistance to 3,651 migrants (75% male, 13% female and 12% children), with total of 4,620 different medical interventions during the period  January 2017 – June 2019. The teams provided basic medical care and examinations […]

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MIXED MIGRATION FLOWS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Between January and March 2019 a total of 16,526 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes. More than a half of migrants and refugees were registered in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria after crossing the Eastern Mediterranean route. Authorities in Western Balkans continued reporting increased pace of registered arrivals. As of […]

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TRAINING COURSES FOR BORDER POLICE OFFICERS ON HUMANITARIAN BORDER MANAGEMENT

Within the EU-funded project “Special Measure Special Measure on supporting the Republic of North Macedonia to improve its border and migration management capabilities”, 3 trainings on humanitarian border management for 75 border police officers were organized in Ohrid with particular focus on the Standard Operating Procedures for dealing with vulnerable categories of migrants and screening […]

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NINTH REGULAR COORDINATION MEETING ON MIGRATION TRENDS

On 17 May 2019, IOM organized the ninth regular coordination meeting of the directors of Border Police agencies from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo*. These regular gatherings serve to exchange information on migration trends and routes as well as main changes in smugglers’ modus operandi. Having in mind that in […]

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SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS IN MIGRATION

IOM Skopje has continued providing assistance to vulnerable categories of migrants. Among other, support has been provided to two single mothers with three children in a form of an accommodation in a joint home in a community in Skopje. IOM Skopje made sure that the beneficiaries were accommodated close to the kindergarten and playgrounds and […]

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