Training Course under Piloting Temporary Labour Migration of Georgian Workers to Poland and Estonia

Tbilisi, 11 July 2016

Press Release

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supports capacity building of Georgian governmental structures, responsible for labour migration issues to ensure efficient management of temporary labour migration of Georgian workers in foreign countries.

Piloting Temporary Labour Migration of Georgian Workers to Poland and Estonia

Today, with financial support of IOM Development Fund, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Georgia, jointly with the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, starts a three-day training on labour migration-related issues. 

The training course, which will take place in “Hotel Betsy” on 11 – 13 July, aims to introduce labour migration-related legal frameworks, migration policy development in countries of origin and destination of migrants, protection of migrants’ rights in countries of destination, including labour market regulations, labour and social protection issues. The training course will be conducted for the representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Social Service Agency, Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and private employment agencies in Georgia.

The training course will greatly support development of temporary employment scheme for Georgian workers in Poland and Estonia in line with ethical recruitment and through ensuring full protection of the rights of migrant workers. 

The governments of Poland and Estonia express readiness to support this process. Successful implementation of this pilot programme will support development of long-term cooperation format between these two countries and Georgia. 

The following activities are planned under the framework of the project:

  • Working visits to Poland and Estonia and cooperation with relevant governmental structures of these countries towards development of labour migration regulation mechanisms to ensure cooperation in the field of development, implementation and monitoring of temporary labour migration cooperation schemes on the basis of available international experience and practice. 
  • Capacity building of Employment Service personnel of the Social Service Agency for selection of labour force from Georgia in response to labour market requirements of Poland and Estonia towards foreign labour force. 

For more information please contact IOM Mission to Georgia:

Ana Kakushadze, Media Focal Point and the project assistant: akakushadze@iom.int