A two-day regional conference in Georgia has provided a platform for an exchange of experience on the issue of circular labour migration management and reintegration support. The event was organised by an EU-funded project on ‘Strengthening the Development Potential of the EU Mobility Partnership in Georgia through Targeted Circular Migration and Diaspora Mobilization’.
The main aim of the project is to develop and implement a pilot circular migration scheme between Germany and Georgia.
The conference saw Georgian, Armenian and Moldovan public, private, international and non-governmental stakeholders discuss preliminary results with regard to the approach and support provided throughout the major phases of the migration cycle. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
Teams of experts from the EU-funded forestry programme FLEG have visited 20 forest-dependent Armenian communities between August and October 2015, aiming to talk directly with residents and local authorities and collect their ideas and concerns regarding the management of forests and forest resources.
This initiative is aimed at the problems of many forest dependent households who cannot afford the costs of electricity, gas, and fossil fuels, and in some cases do not have sufficiently developed infrastructure to provide basic energy services.
Thanks to the FLEG, the government has passed a decree which entitles residents of forest-dependent communities to receive eight cubic meters of deadwood free of charge per year.
The €9 million ENPI FLEG II programme deepens reforms in forestry policy, and legal and administrative matters in the sector while carrying out pilot projects, and addressing forest fire and climate issues. It builds upon the achievements of its predecessor, ENPI FLEG I programme. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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