Towards Sustainable Partnerships for the Effective Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, the Caucasus and Central Asia

The overall objective of the project is to promote a sustainable, participative and equitable approach to the governance of labour migration in the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project has five specific objectives, each focusing on one or two countries:
(1) To develop practical methods for assessing and forecasting labour market requirements with a view to improving migration governance;
(2) to promote decent work and enhance the protection of migrant workers’ rights;
(3) to develop a system of earned regularisation and introduce sound regularisation policies and procedures;
(4) to contribute to the productive utilization of the region’s human resources by developing systems for the portability of qualifications and reducing bureaucratic obstacles to recruitment; and
(5) to develop policies that enhance the positive impact of migration on development in origin countries. Project partners are National governments, trade unions, employers’ organizations. Activities in the project include research and surveys, policy workshops, training and capacity building. The project is financed by the European Union.