Negotiations with the 3 countries of the European Union are underway on Georgian citizens’ legal employment
The Memorandum was signed between the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and International Organization for Migration (IOM) for successful regulation and management of labor migration processes.
The document was signed by Deputy Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs Tamila Barkalaia and Head of the International Organization for Migration, Ilyana Derilova.
As InterPressNews was told by the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, negotiations with the EU are still underway with the aim of implementing temporary and circular migration, but with no other countries at this stage.
“Employment migration with irregular trafficking from Georgia will result in lawfulness as a consequence of cooperation; Accordingly, risks associated with illegal employment abroad will be reduced. To promote labor and social rights of labor migrants, to develop economic ties between Georgia and the receiving countries; Demographic and social-psychological problems related to illegal, long-term emigration. When you return to your homeland, you will be better able to use professional knowledge and organizational skills abroad to get better revenues that will contribute to the development of local business and the country’s economic progress. The bilateral cooperation in the field of temporary labor migration with EU countries will guarantee the maintenance of a visa-free regime and reduce the probability of the “suspension mechanism”, – the information released by the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs reads.
At present, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia cooperate within the framework of EU-funded project “Sustainability of Border and Migration Management in Georgia” (SBMMG). The goal of the cooperation is to develop the capacity of the Ministry to co-operate with the EU in a number of countries in the field of temporary labor migration and to promote legally employed migrant workers from these countries.