ERGEM Case Study
The ERGEM case study Georgian Diaspora and Migrant Communities in Germany, Greece and Turkey – Transnational realities and ties with Georgia was launched by ICMPD on 2 May 2014 in Tbilisi, in cooperation with the Office of the State Minister of Georgia on Diaspora Issues. The study presents an in-depth profile of the Georgian diaspora and migrant communities in Germany, Greece and Turkey and an analysis of the Georgian diaspora policy. It also offers recommendations on how Georgian state institutions can more effectively engage Georgian diaspora, as well as an outlook on likely trends concerning the Georgia diaspora. The study was carried out in the project ‘Enhancing the Role of Georgian Migrants at Home (ERGEM)’, which is project funded by the European Union and Turkey. It is being implemented under the leadership of the Danish Refugee Council in cooperation with ICMPD and a consortium that includes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, the Ministry of the Interior of Poland, the Public Service Development Agency (Ministry of Justice of Georgia), the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues and the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia.
A PDF of the full press release can be downloaded here.
ERGEM Guide on Organising Mobile Counselling for Migrants and Diaspora Members
The publication, titled Guide on Organising Mobile Counselling for Migrants and Diaspora Members, is the final outcome of the project ‘Enhancing the Role of Georgian Migrants at Home’ (ERGEM). The step-by-step instructions on each phase of a counselling event (planning, holding and evaluating) makes this guide an excellent tool for state institutions in charge of reaching out to migrants and diaspora members from their country. In holding such events, state representatives are able to better provide services and information to their migrant and diaspora communities abroad. The guide is based on information from the ERGEM case study and two study visits of Georgian state institution representatives to Poland and Portugal, as well as on the lessons learned from the successful implementation of the ERGEM counselling events in Germany, Greece and Turkey.
More information about the ERGEM project can be found here.