IOM has published a new edition of the IOM Glossary on Migration. Similarly to previous ones, this edition is an accessible collection of definitions of migration related terminology. It is designed for a broad range of persons engaging with migration at the international level. It also provides some insights on regional and national practices. This Glossary aims to provide a wide range of terms related to legal, theoretical or practical matters of migration.
The 6th and last transnational meeting of SUMIGRE - Supporting Professional Development of Migrant-related Educators, took place in Budapest between 20th and 21st of June 2019, where the partners were welcomed by IOM Budapest.
The E-Learning platform was developed within the framework of the SUMIGRE - Supporting Professional Development of Migrant-related Educators project, funded by ERASMUS+. In Hungary, the project is implemented by IOM Budapest. Other project partners are from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Turkey and the UK. The learning material is available in languages of the participating countries, thus also in Hungarian.
In February 2019, Ms. C. D. voluntarily returned to her country of origin with the assistance of IOM Budapest. To facilitate her transition into her country of origin, Ms. C. D. utilized the opportunity IOM Budapest offers through reintegration assistance. The project “Hungarian Voluntary Return, Reintegration and Information Program” implemented by IOM Budapest is funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Interior of Hungary. The project provides complex reintegration assistance to migrants who have returned to their country of origin.
On 13th May 2019, IOM Budapest held a workshop within the framework of project titled SUMIGRE - Supporting Professional Development of Migrant-related Educators, funded by ERASMUS+.
The workshop offered a step-by-step introduction of the “Migrant-Related Educators’ Training” portal and a review of the training modules to a small focus group pf potential end-users with the aim of collecting their feedback and recommendations.
IOM Budapest was pleased to contribute to a Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) course on child trafficking in Hungary. This course was attended by aspiring social workers from ELTE’s Faculty of Social Science and was funded by UNICEF Hungary. To conclude the course, all students successfully passed the oral exam through a presentation of their outlines on awareness raising for children between 14-18 years of age who live in foster homes. We are confident that the students will be using their newly-gained knowledge during their compulsory field work in relevant facilities.
A successful family reunification was conducted last June with the assistance of IOM.
Dawit from Ethiopia, was excitedly waiting for the arrival of his family: his wife, sister and brother at Budapest Airport whom he hasn’t seen for three years.
A group of students from Clermont-Ferrand’s Law and Political Science School in France visited IOM Budapest on 28 February 2019. Topics such as IOM’s structure, operational mechanisms, global migration patterns, Global Compact for Migration and its objectives as well as current regional and country level projects were discussed during an interactive presentation session. The visiting students were given opportunity to engage in conversation with IOM colleagues with experience from the field.
IOM organized the kick-off coordination meeting of its new regional project titled, PROTECT - Preventing sexual and gender-based violence against migrants and strengthening support to victims in Budapest between 14-16 January 2019.