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Migration and mobility in the Euro-Asian region – Prospects for the future

Recommendation 1852 (2008)

Parliamentary Assembly
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 28 November 2008 (see Doc. 11747, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, rapporteur: Mr Iwiński).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1639 (2008) on migration and mobility in the Euro-Asian region – Prospects for the future.
2. In this context, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers invite the European Committee on Migration (CDMG) to strengthen regional and bilateral co-operation in eastern Europe and the Euro-Asian region by providing advice and assistance on:
2.1 developing mechanisms for the regular exchange of information, training on institutional reform and interministerial co-operation and the setting up on a trial basis of a network of migration correspondents (from non- European Union member states) to provide statistical and analytical information on migration trends in the region;
2.2 strengthening the role of public employment services in the management of short-term migration and the protection of migrants’ rights, including protection against traffickers and smugglers;
2.3 improving the integration of internally displaced persons whether they remain in the societies to which they have been displaced or return to their homes;
2.4 developing links between diaspora communities and countries of origin, including the enhancement of migrants’ contributions to the development of their home countries;
2.5 the impact of female emigration and of young migrant workers on social cohesion in their countries of origin;
2.6 implementing the European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers (ETS No. 93).