IOM Hosts Conference on Managing Readmission Agreements in EaP Countries

Officials from EU Member States shared their expertise of managing Readmission Agreements with officials from five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) during a conference in Tbilisi on 29-30 January, hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The conference focuses on issues such as the independent monitoring of the implementation of readmission agreements, safeguarding human rights during return processes, and experiences in managing migrant detention centres.

It also marked the conclusion of the EU-funded project “Supporting the Establishment of Effective Readmission Management in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia“, aimed on comprehensive capacity building activities for state bodies responsible for the management of readmission in these countries.

The EU has a strategic partnership with the IOM, based on a shared interest in bringing the benefits of well-managed international migration to migrants and society. It also serves as a basis for exchange, development and structuring of the relationship between the EU and the IOM. In the Neighbourhood East, common projects include developing effective readmission mechanisms in the South Caucasus and supporting the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum.


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