Project update

Interinstitutional Working Group for Encouraging Registered International Labour Force Meeting

The first meeting of the Interinstitutional Working Group for Encouraging Registered International Labour Force was held in Ankara.


Training on “Career Guidance for Migrants and Labour Market Integration”

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD) Unit, organized a training titled “Career Guidance for Migrants and Labour Market Integration”, on October 11-15, 2021.


IOM Turkey Holds Need Analysis Meeting for Migrant Community Centres

On September 9, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Turkey held a need analysis meeting within the scope of the “Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Facilitating Legal Pathways for the International Labour Force in Turkey” project.


“Preparatory Training for the Migration Information Centers (MICs) Personnel” Conducted

Within the scope of the “Harmonization and Social Cohesion Across Turkey Project”, is funded by the Eropean Union and jointly coordinated by IOM & DGMM, the “Preparatory Training for DGMM’s Migration Information Centers (MICs) Personnel” conducted between June 21 – 25 at the Point Hotel, Ankara. The training was based on providing designated personnel with general information on the rights and services available for the migrants in Turkey.



Two submissions from IOM Turkey has been selected as good practices by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) among 11 in total from Turkey.

The Division of Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) under UNDESA selected, “Pre-Employment Support Programme for Syrians Under Temporary Protection and Host Communities in Turkey” and “Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) Strengthening and Support Programme (Let’s Grow This Business)” among good practices. 


The Social Cohesion Centre Greets its First Visitors

Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Vahap Seçer officially visited the newly opened IOM & Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Social Cohesion Centre to honour World Refugee Day on 20th June. During the meeting, Mayor Seçer was provided with detailed information by the IOM Project Field Coordinator and Municipality partners about the Centre's role, goals, activities, and services. The Mayor emphasized the importance of the partnership with the IOM Turkey to strengthen the social cohesion among the host and migrant communities.


The interviews started for the third phase of the SME Empowerment and Support Programme

The programme “Let’s Grow this Business” which is funded by the European Union (EU) and jointly carried by IOM, Turkey’s Directorate General of International Labour Force (DGILF) and International Labour Organization (ILO) continues to support the Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) in Turkey.  

As a result of the programme’s third phase interviews, financial and consultancy support will be given to 50 SMEs. 76 out of 508 SMEs were called for the interviews and the interviews will continue until 25 June 2021.