Establishment of the Job Counseling and Referral Center in Tbilisi (2007)

Donor: Ministry of Interior, Department of Asylum and Migration Policies within Programme of Czech Development Cooperation

Implementation period: January 2007 - December 2007

Implementing Agency: IOM Prague in cooperation with IOM Tbilisi

The aim of the proposed project is to develop and apply the efficient job counseling and referral mechanism to serve the reintegration needs of the Georgian migrants returning voluntarily back to their country from different destinations in Europe including the Czech Republic, potential migrants and population of the country in search of jobs in general.

The project plans a number of capacity building activities in terms of personnel training and methodology provision to the state administration of Georgia, i.e. State Employment Agency of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) and Ministry of Education and other stakeholders. Besides the capacity building activities, there will be established a Job Counseling and Referral Center in Tbilisi. In future, the Job Counseling and Referral Center should become reliable partner in IOM endeavor of sustainable return and reintegration. The establishment of the Centre is conceived as a pilot action which may be further enlarged into regions with high unemployment pressures.

In frames of this project, IOM cooperates closely with Czech Ministry of Labor, department of counseling and referral, and in Georgia with Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Education, further with German Association for Adult Education (DVV International), and Employers Association, United Trade Unions, Chamber of Commerce and others.

This project is a follow-up to IOM activities in this field in Georgia which started in 2003. For more information click here.

News from Georgia and IOM projects: IOM news, December 2006.