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MiRG Meets IOM

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. The IOM office in Hungary continues to be actively involved in building the Hungarian government’s capacity to manage migration issues through training, and organizing regional and international exchange programmes, conferences and research projects. During this session, the IOM representative will focus on discussing relevant data on recent migration trends and projects implemented by IOM Budapest such as;

* Hungarian Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program (HAVRRIP);

* Family Reunification;

* Building Bridges: City Services for Better Integrated Migrants;

* Supporting Professional Development of Migrant-related Educators (SUMIGRE);

* Awareness Raising Campaign on Trafficking in Human Beings;

* Protecting Children in the context of the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe;

* PROTECT - Preventing sexual and gender-based violence against migrants and strengthening support to victims;

* Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Hungary;


Mr. Balázs Lehel started working for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2006. Since then, he has been involved in the development and implementation of several regional and national projects, ranging from assisted voluntary return and reintegration to resettlement, public health safety, awareness raising, education, integration and counter-trafficking. Mr. Lehel is a Programme Coordinator since 2012 and also the Head of Office of IOM Budapest since 20 December 2016.