Our donors and benefeciares

  • Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM)

    The Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) partnered with IOM Moldova in implementing the project “Fostering local state-civic partnerships for sustainable economic development in Moldova” in 2014-2015. The development goal of the project was to promote human rights, advance the role of civil society and promote sustainable economic development. This was done through strengthening local capacities to improve employability and entrepreneurship among the local population, in particular women, and counteracting brain and skill drain.

    Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM)

  • ARTEMIDA

    The NGO Artemida is active in the city of Drochia (North region of Moldova) and provides specialized long-term rehabilitation and reintegration assistance for victims of domestic violence and victims of trafficking within the Maternal Centre of the city. The NGO Artemida participates to the efforts undertaken within the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking.

  • Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

    IOM mission to Moldova has been authorized by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to conduct immigration health examinations. Starting 2006, IOM performs health assessments for all permanent, provisional and certain temporary visa applicants, as part of the visa application process, and determines health status and compliance with latest health requirements.

    Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

  • Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior

    Since 2011, the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior has supported the project “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Minor and Young Adult Victims of Trafficking from Moldova” through the provision of founds amounting to 205,000 USD. The funds were provided for a valuable contribution to the sustainable reintegration of returning unaccompanied migrant children identified abroad. 

    Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior

  • Border Police Department

    In 2001, IOM started to cooperate with the Border Police Department (BPD) in the field of repatriation of Moldovan Victims of Trafficking. In 2004, IOM supported the department in creating the first Training Center for Border Guards in Moldova, including refurbishment of the premises, training of the staff and provision of basic training equipment. European Union Technical Aid to the Commonwealth of Independent States (EU TACIS) financed the programme and created the prerequisites for the establishment of the new Border Police College in Ungheni, Moldova. Furthermore, IOM assisted BPD in drafting the new Integrated Border Management Strategy, restructuring human resources and communication and providing capacity building support to different areas of the BPD operation. 

  • Bureau for Diaspora Relations (BRD)

    In 2012, the government of Moldova created the Bureau for Diaspora Relations (BRD). It is placed under the direct subordination of the Prime Minister and deals with developing and coordinating public policies for and with diaspora participation. The strategic objectives of the BRD may be categorized into two directions: (1) BRD ensures the coordination of policies and programmes for the diaspora at the government and ministry levels; (2) it maintains a continuous dialogue with the Moldovan diaspora. Since BRD’s establishment, IOM and BRD have been committed to implement several different projects and programmes together in order to improve the government’s agencies with a diaspora-engaging mandate, including the specific coordination role of BRD. 

    Bureau for Diaspora Relations (BRD)

  • Bureau of Migration and Asylum

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    The Bureau of Migration and Asylum (BMA) is a subdivision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), which main attribution is control of immigration process in Moldova. The IOM collaboration with the BMA stared back in 2000s, when BMA was subordinated to the Government. The BMA underwent a series of reforms, which led to restructuring of its main attributions and subordination to the MIA.  The IOM supported BMA during this process, especially in the readmission domain and improving the irregular migrants’ conditions of stay in the Migrant Accommodation Center of the BMA. Nowadays, IOM’s assistance to BMA is focused on capacity building to support its operations, human resources and communication capacity. 

  • Causeni Law Centre

    The Causeni Law Centre was founded in 2005 with the mission to protect the rights of victims of trafficking and violence. Along the years, it has developed a network of legal services for such beneficiaries. The Causeni Law Centre participates in the efforts undertaken within the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking.

    Causeni Law Centre

  • Czech Development Agency(CZDA)

    Since 2014, the Czech Development Agency (CZDA) has financed the project “Increasing the quality of reintegration of Moldovan migrants – creation of the Crisis centre” and donated 195,000 USD for the creation of a crisis centre for Moldovan returning migrants in extremely vulnerable situation, such as migrants with disabilities, lacking personal documents or facing obstacles in their reintegration path.

    Czech Development Agency(CZDA)

  • European Commission

    Since 2011, the European Commission financed several regional initiatives on supporting the implementation of the Readmission Agreements with the EU with participation of Ukraine and Russian Federation. Under regional coordination of IOM Kiev, IOM Moldova implemented during 2011–2013 the project “Support to Implementation of EC Readmission Agreements with the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Facilitation of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (SIREADA), and during 2013–2015 the project “Migration Management and Cooperation on Readmission in Eastern Europe” (MIGRECO). In total, since 2011 only, the EC has funded IOM Moldova projects worth of 1,126,982 EUR. 

    European Commission (EC)

  • European Union (EU)

    The European Union (EU) is one of the major donors of IOM Moldova. Since 2011, the EU co-funded two projects within the field of counter trafficking. Furthermore, IOM’s effort to implement the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership has been supported. The first project on this theme worked to: improve the out-reach capacities of Moldovan consular staff, promote the return and reintegration of qualified Moldovan migrants as well as target vulnerable households left behind by migrants– their children and elderly relatives. The second project continues to improve the work done, extending also the benefits to the Transnistria Region. In total, since 2010 the EU has funded IOM projects worth of 4,386,390 EUR.

    European Union (EU)

  • Foreign Investors Association (FIA)

    The Foreign Investors Association (FIA) is a non-profit association from the Republic of Moldova, founded in 2003 by eight foreign investors, with the support of the OECD, through a project that aimed to stimulate the reforms and to improve the business environment in the countries of Southeastern Europe. In March 2016 a cooperation letter between the Foreign Investors Association (FIA) and IOM, Mission to Moldova was signed within the project “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership and harnessing its benefits for the residents of Transnistria”. Both organizations agreed to support the creation of temporary placements for overseas graduates and returned migrants.

  • German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Since 2011, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contributed with 70,000 USD to the implementation of counter trafficking activities in the Republic of Moldova, in the framework of the project "Proactive Prevention of Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Persons in the Transnistria Region of the Republic of Moldova and Support to Moldovan Citizens Identified in Neighbouring Ukraine". 

    German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

    IOM mission to Moldova has been authorized by the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to conduct immigration health examinations. Starting 2006, IOM performs health assessments for all permanent, provisional and certain temporary visa applicants, as part of the visa application process, and determines health status and compliance with latest health requirements.  

    Immigration New Zealand (INZ)

  • Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

    IOM mission to Moldova has been authorized by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to conduct immigration health examinations. Since 2004, IOM has been performing health assessments for permanent and temporary resident applicants (visitors, students, workers). Medical examination are conducted in accordance with the procedures and standards established by the Immigration Medical Service.

    Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

  • Information and Documentation Centre on Children’s Rights (CIDDC)

    Information and Documentation Centre on Children’s Rights (CIDDC) is a non-governmental organization created in 1999, which performs research and offers expertise in the field of child rights’ protection. CIDDC works to ensure that children and adults have the necessary knowledge about child rights and know how to protect them. CIDDC facilitates the participation of children to decision-making process including the monitoring process of the International Convention on Child Rights, protects children against violence and exploitation through awareness raising activities, as well as conducts trainings for the consolidation of the skills of specialists working in the field. IOM and CIDDC have been cooperating since 2006.

    Information and Documentation Centre on Children’s Rights (CIDDC)

  • Interaction

    Interaction is an NGO active in the Transnistria region which implements programmes aimed at preventing violations of human rights, with a particular emphasis on the rights of women and children. IOM Moldova has provided support to a Hotline operated by Interaction since 2006. The Hotline (0 800 88888) provides accessible, free, and confidential information about migration and trafficking. Also, a Trust line (0 800 99800) on domestic violence was launched in 2009 to provide counselling for victims of domestic violence, as well as being a preventive tool in counter-trafficking. Interaction also organizes information campaigns, training of trainers, provides direct assistance to victims etc. Interaction and IOM have been cooperating in the counter trafficking field since 2004.

    Interaction

  • International Centre for Women Rights Protection and Promotion “La Strada”

    The NGO International Centre for Women Rights Protection and Promotion “La Strada” is part of a European anti -trafficking network La Strada International, present in 8 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. La Strada in Moldova focuses on the promotion and protection of the rights and freedoms of women and children and on the promotion of equal opportunities for women and men. La Strada's activities aim at preventing human trafficking and informing the population about safe migration, assisting trafficking victims and enabling their (re) integration. La Strada runs a Hotline (0 800 77777) for prevention and information on trafficking in human beings and risks connected to it and a Trust Line for victims of domestic violence (0 8008 8008). 

    International Centre for Women Rights Protection and Promotion “La Strada”

  • Italia Lavoro

    Italia Lavoro (an in house agency of the Italian Ministry of Labour) funded a project in 2011-2013, which was implemented in cooperation with IOM Moldova. The purpose of the project was to support the implementation of the “International Labour Mobilit” program by Italia Lavoro, in contributing to create an integrated transnational system of labour matching between Italy and the countries with which it had signed bilateral cooperation agreements. Italia Lavoro implemented the project through the establishment of so called Local Coordination Offices (LCO) in selected countries, one of which was Moldova, and asked IOM to provide logistical support and technical assistance to LCOs. In total, the funding received by IOM Moldova for the project amounted to 110,000 USD.

    Italia Lavoro

  • Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

    Since 2011, the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection supported IOM Moldova with 287,800 USD for the implementation of assistance measures in favour of Moldovan children left behind by parents migrating abroad. These activities were carried out along with awareness raising campaigns within the framework of the EU- cofounded project “Addressing the Negative Effects of Migration on Minors and Families Left Behind”.

    Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

  • Läkarmissionen

    Läkarmissionen has supported IOM Moldova in the frame of multiple phases of the project “Reintegrating victims and potential victims of trafficking in human beings through specialised assistance with a focus on the Transnistria Region”. Since 2011 only, Läkarmissionen has contributed with 357,000 USD to help victims and potential victims of trafficking overcoming their vulnerabilities and the harmful effects of the trafficking experience

    Läkarmissionen

  • National Centre for Prevention of Child Abuse

    National Centre for Prevention of Child Abuse (CNPAC) is a non-governmental organization created in 1997 with the aim to promote child rights and implements numerous activities to raise awareness and spread information on the issue. Besides that, CNPAC provides psychosocial assistance through the Service AMICUL, which provides at-risk children with social and legal assistance, protection in crisis situations, as well as support during legal proceedings and interviewing. 

    National Centre for Prevention of Child Abuse 

  • National Centre for Training, Assistance, Counselling and Education in Moldova (NCFACEM)

    The NGO National Centre for Training, Assistance, Counselling and Education in Moldova (NCFACEM) was created in 2009 by part of the staff of the Centre for Assistance and Protection for victims and potential victims of trafficking (CAP). The reason for its creation was to offer specialized additional services to the CAP’s beneficiaries, apart for those usually offered. These include measures targeting among others, children in extremely vulnerable situation and victims of domestic violence. NFACEM participates in the efforts undertaken within the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking and has been cooperating with IOM Moldova since its creation.

  • National Employment Agency (ANOFM)

    The National Employment Agency of Moldova (ANOFM) and its local branches have been cooperating with IOM since 2006. One recent project which was implemented by IOM in cooperation with NEA during 2014-2015 was “Fostering local state-civic partnership for sustainable economic development in Moldova” It was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The staff of NEA benefited from two workshops on women’s rights in the context of their economic empowerment. Additionally, within the project SIMP I, NEA supported the promotion of migrants’ return to Moldova and co-organized a job information fair in Rome, May 2011. NEA continues to be a partner today, especially in promoting the creation of temporary professional placements for overseas graduates and returning migrants.

    National Employment Agency (ANOFM)

  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Since 2011, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has financed several counter-trafficking activities implemented by IOM Moldova and decisively contributed to the consolidation of the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims in Moldova, under two different projects for a total of 4,000,000 USD. Furthermore, the Norwegian MFA supported IOM and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) through a project implemented in 2014-2015, whit the goal to promote human rights, advance the role of civil society and promote sustainable economic development. This was done through strengthening local capacities and counteracting brain and skill drain. The total volume of funding received for this project amounted to approximately 253 800 USD. 

    Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Regional Centre for Socio-economic Development from Cahul (RCSED)

    The Regional Centre for Socio-economic Development from Cahul (RCSED) is a non-profit organization from the Republic of Moldova, founded in 2012, which offers juridical assistance and trainings to migrants and young entrepreneurs on how to start up a business. In March 2016, IOM and RCSED signed a cooperation agreement, which will be implemented within the project “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership and harnessing its benefits for the residents of Transnistria”. Both organizations agreed to support the creation of temporary placements for overseas graduates and returned migrants.

  • Resonance

    The Centre for support and development of civic initiatives “Resonance” is an independent non-governmental non-profit organization, founded as a joint initiative of active Transnistria NGOs. In 2008, IOM started its cooperation with the NGO Resonance for the development of a network of volunteers. Thanks to its expertise in working with volunteers, the NGO Resonance started promoting the Transnistria hotline for trafficking prevention and organizing peer-to-peer activities. In 2016, IOM supported Resonance in the operation of a 24-hours crisis centres for women who suffered from intimate partner violence, illegal migration and trafficking. These services support victims throughout the whole cycle of rehabilitation, from the identification to integration. 

    Resonance

     

  • Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided a vital support to the counter-trafficking activities implemented by IOM Moldova, especially for the creation and consolidation of the National Referral System as well as for the protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking. Since 2011 only, in the frame of the final phase of a multiyear project, the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has donated 360,000 USD within the “Programme against Human Trafficking in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe – Phase III”.

    Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Soroptimist International, Soroptimist Union of Norway

    Since 2011, Soroptimist International, and Soroptimist International - Union of Norway contributed with 232,766 USD for the last phases of the multi-year IOM project “Hope is a waking dream – a decent life for young women in Moldova”,  targeting schoolchildren and young graduates from Moldovan boarding schools, who were receiving assistance for the continuation of their professional studies. The phases of the project implemented in 2011 – 2013 provided a multiplication of the positive effects and experience gained throughout the years and involved a wide net of partners and authorities which benefitted children from boarding schools and post-institutionalized children.

    Soroptimist International, Soroptimist Union of Norway

  • Sotis

    Sotis is a family crisis centre located in the city of Balti (North region of Moldova) which provides rehabilitation assistance including psychological, social, medical and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence or human trafficking. Sotis participates in the efforts undertaken within the National Referral System for assistance and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking.