BAKU, 29 June 2018 – A three-day workshop on best policies and practices concerning citizenship and kin issues has ended today in Baku. The workshop, organized by UN Migration Agency – International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Azerbaijan, aims to contribute to the policy making through exchange of knowledge and experiences in understanding different policy approaches on the subject topics.
Officials from the State Migration Service, President Administration, Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, State Border Service, State Security Service, Ministry of Justice, State Committee on Diaspora, State Committee on IDPs and Refugees, Ombudsman Office, State Statistics Committee and country representatives from Croatia, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Romania and Turkey, as well as seven experts and academics from different universities participated at the workshop.
They discussed issues related to dual citizenship, procedural questions of granting citizenship and substantial issues of kin, belonging and identity.
The presentations and recommendations provided in the workshop will further be reported and enriched with country policies including policies and practices of EU Member States and will be shared with the participating institutions from Azerbaijan.
The workshop is organized in the framework of the project on consolidation of migration and border management capacities in Azerbaijan (CMBA) funded by the European Union and co-funded by USAID, US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) and State Migration Service (SMS) of Azerbaijan.