Study on Children and Elderly left behind in Moldova and Georgia

Social protection of migrants and their families

From: 2010    To: 2012

Geographic scope
Moldova and Georgia

1.To enhance the capacities of reference authorities to address the negative effects of labour migration from Moldova on children and other vulnerable family members left behind
Area of action
B. Social dimension of migration.

To identify the effects of migration specifically on the children and elderly left behind in Moldova and Georgia.
- To evaluate the possibilities To mitigate the negative effects of migration on children and elderly left behind and Find the best ways To enhance the positive effects of migration on dependents left behind.
- To analyse the spillover effects of children and elderly left behind on Moldovan and Georgian society and carry out policy-oriented research and provide the recommendations directly relevant To the needs of Moldovan and Georgian society
- To establish a one first-of- kind database on the effects of migration on children and elderly left behind.

Project partners (implementing institution)
European Commission (EC), Moldova (MD)

Contact person
Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU]MERIT)
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Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG)
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Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tel: (31) (43) 388 4400, Fax: (31) (43) 388 4499
MD- Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family; Department for Family and Child Protection, Head of the Department Viorica Dumbraveanu:; other contact: Corneliu Tarus The study is carried out in conjunction with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany) and the International Centre for Social Research and Policy Analysis (Georgia) with support from the International Organisation for Migration mission in Chisinau, Moldova.

Funding source, budget
EC (DCI-MIGR/2010/229-604)

723771 €


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Project funded by the European Union

Project implemented by the International Organization for Migration, Mission to Moldova

The project is implemented in partnership with the Government of Republic of Moldova

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