Migrations

Staff: Zlatko Simonovski, Emil Shurkov, Aleksandar Cekov

  

Migration is an important issue for the socio-economic development of many countries including Macedonia. Regardless of the general perception, migration has both positive and negative consequences and if properly managed could have beneficial impact on the migrant, as well as on the society.On the one hand, migration is highly beneficial to the source country as, frequently foreign currency remittances by immigrants exceed the levels of foreign investments, (as it is the case of Macedonia), whereas on the other hand, it entails high costs due to the loss of human capital and “brain-drain”.Migration as a policy area has a complex dimension and Macedonia faces many challenges to tackle this issue. Analysis of the wider context and in-depth research of different migration patterns is essential in the process of policy making, for effective regulation and migration management. The policy makers need the input of research institutions, such as CRPM, and practitioners to develop comprehensive understanding of this multi-dimensional phenomenon.The CRPM team provides relevant expertise and analyses (see the papers listed below), in the following areas:

  • Labour migration
  •  Illegal migration and border management
  •  Migration and security
  •  Migrants’ rights and family reunification
  •  Integration policy
  •  Migration and economic development
  •  Asylum policy

 

MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT: CREATING REGIONAL LABOUR MARKET AND LABOUR MIGRANTS CIRCULATION AS RESPONSE TO REGIONAL MARKET DEMANDS

STRENGTHENING CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN THE WESTERN BALKAN REGARDING MIGRATION MANAGEMENT