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IOM Newsletter May 2017

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In this newsletter

  1. Movie&Debate Event 3 May: ‘Als ik daar ben’ in Humanity House
  2. Increasing Migrant Labour Participation in NL
  3. Website Links Diaspora Expertise to Countries of Origin
  4. Living as an Undocumented Migrant
  5. Bridging the Gap: Permit Holders meet Employers
  6. Foreign Government Officials visit IOM office
 movie and debate

1. Movie&Debate Event 3 May: ‘Als ik daar ben’ in Humanity House

On 3 May, IOM hosted the second ‘Movie&Debate’ Event - a film screening followed by discussion with experts and the public, at Humanity House in The Hague.
The documentary ‘Als ik daar ben’ (with English subtitles), made by Marjolein Veldman, portrayed Moroccan diaspora living in the Netherlands who do not forget their roots and use their know-how for local development projects. Read more

arbeidsparticipatie 2

2. Increasing Migrant Labour Participation in NL

IOM and the Dutch Demographic Society hosted a seminar and networking event on 9 March in The Hague.  The event brought together employers, experts, migrants, academics and other stakeholders to discuss the current state of migrant employment in the Netherlands. Read more

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3. Website Links Diaspora Expertise to Countries of Origin

IOM launched a new website linking diaspora expertise in the Netherlands to selected host institutions in the countries of origin. The website provides an overview of all vacancies with host institutions for which interested candidates can apply. Read more

onder de radar

4. Living as an Undocumented Migrant

Nobody knows exactly, but the number of migrants staying in the Netherlands without a residence permit is estimated to run in the tens of thousands. Tavish (a pseudonym) is one of them; he has been in the Netherlands for twenty five years.. Read more

Bridging the gap

5. Bridging the Gap: Permit Holders meet Employers

Residence permit holders residing in the asylum seekers centre in Overloon visited a metal suppliers in Venray, Limburg. Similar visits currently take place nationwide, to prepare migrants to enter the Dutch labour market. Read more

 foreign officials

6. Foreign Government Officials visit IOM office

International practitioners and civil servants working in the field of migration visited IOM on  25 April. They familiarized themselves with IOM’s themes: voluntary return, counter trafficking, migration & development, integration, resettlement, relocation and migrant training. Read more

 
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