Combating Irregular Migration and Transnational Crimes through Enhancing Institutional Capacity of the Bureau of Migration and Asylum in Moldova

The Project, which is funded by the US Department of State, sets out as its main objective to contribute to the strengthening of the capacity of the Government of Moldova in the field of prevention and combating of irregular migration and transnational crimes for a comprehensive state-driven response to migration management challenges.

Furthermore, the project aims at enhancing institutional, normative, procedural, operational and technical capacity of the Bureau of Migration and Asylum (BMA) to fulfil its specific competences in countering irregular migration and combatting transnational crime, while contributing to regular movement through Moldova’s borders and territory. One of the important aims of the project is to create better services for migrants and other BMA beneficiaries and enhance protection of their rights.

The project’s main counterpart is the BMA, which operations and institutional development will be supported by building upon, and in full synergy with a similar project funded by the EU and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and implemented earlier by IOM at the Border Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

The major activities within the project are listed below.

1.     Assessment of the status of the BMA institutional development, including human resources, communication concepts (patterns) and operational capacities. A thorough assessment of the BMA status will be conducted to map the legislative, administrative and operational challenges and needs of the respective institution for better performance (including human resources management and communication,) and to propose relevant recommendations for remedying each cluster of issues.

2.     Drafting of Human Resources Development Concept (HRDC) and elaboration of sound occupational and training standards, which would support the HR development, including development of the BMA training system.

3.     Elaboration of the BMA Communication Development Concept (CDC) on internal and external dimensions.

4.     Capacity building and support to BMA training capacities.

5.     Support of the BMA infrastructure development, including IT development and a Call Centre for migrants and the general population. 

Migration management