Past Projects

The list of past projects is not exhaustive. Additional projects will be added in the future.

  • Protecting children in the context of the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe

    Protecting children in the context of the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe project, worth EUR 830,000, was developed in cooperation with UNICEF, UNHCR and Save the Children to prevent violence against children and promote respect for the rights of refugee and migrant children along the migration route in EU Member States. The project identifies activities that build on the Commission’s work over the past years on violence against children, in particular the 10 Principles for integrated child protection systems, and focus on priority protection risks for children that are currently...
  • Training of Police Officers of the Republic of Croatia in the Field of Trafficking of Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

    The project is funded by the British Embassy in Zagreb throgh the Global Opportunities Fund with the total budget of GBP 100,000. The project was implemented from 01 April 2006 – 31 March 2007. Trafficking and smuggling of persons exists on a considerable scale in South East Europe and is spurring the growth of a vast illegal market involving fraudulent travel documents, clandestine border crossings, fake jobs brokering and other criminal activities. Available data show that such phenomena create serious problems for governments. Croatia itself has gone through a prolonged transition...
  • Capacity Building on HIV/AIDS and Croatian Migrant Workers

    This project worth 30,971.00 USD was funded by Croatian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and implemented by the International Organization in close cooperation with the School for Public Health Andrija Stamper and Croatian Institute for Occupational Health. The purpose of the project was to continue to increase the capacity of Croatian institutions to prevent the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) amongst Croatian migrant workers through training and awareness raising. This programme built on the experience started under the three years of The Global Fund...
  • Capacity Building and Awareness Raising for Judges and State Prosecutors on Anti-Discrimination Legislation

    The 2007 European Commission Progress Report for Croatia was particularly critical on the subject of discrimination: “There has been some progress in the area of minority rights and cultural rights… a number of important challenges still remain, especially in terms of implementation. The Serb and Roma minorities face significant difficulties… The level of protection against discrimination in practice and its judicial prosecution is still not in line with EU standards.” Problems were also noted in the areas of gender, disability, and the socially vulnerable. The new Anti-...
  • Reintegration Assistance to Separated Defence Personnel in the Republic of Croatia- Phase II

    In 2002, Croatian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that it would reduce its personnel – both civilian and military - by 12,000 between 2003 and 2006, which was followed by Government’s adoption of the “Separated Personnel Care and Transition Programme” (SPECTRA). Concerned with ensuring that its former-soldiers reintegrate smoothly into the civilian life through gainful employment or self-employment, and fully aware of IOM’s experience in similar reintegration exercises in the region, MoD’s SPECTRA Team approached IOM with a request for assistance in late 2002. This led to high level...
  • Capacity Building of Border Police of Croatia and Bosnia on Implementation of Joint Patrols

    This project worth USD 182,667 is a result of a request from the Governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia to assist in strengthening capacities of Border police of both countries to implement the bilateral Agreement on Surveillance of the State Border and the associated Protocol on joint patrols. The project was implemented by IOM Zagreb and IOM Sarajevo in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of Croatia and Ministry of Security of BiH and lasted from 1 January - 30 September 2009. The project concept is part of a wider assistance package to the border police of...
  • "Closing the Chapter: Social Inclusion and Conflict Transformation in War Affected Areas of Croatia"

    The joint programme implemented by IOM; UNDP, UNHCR and UNICEF and funded under the MDG-F Conflict Prevention window was designed to tackle the endemic social, economic and political marginalization of returnees, minorities, veterans and economically-disempowered women whose exclusion most jeopardizes peaceful coexistence and sustainable return, and risks cementing the emergence of ‘Two Croatias’; one relatively well off, vibrant and Euro-centric; the other home to the poor, disempowered and excluded.  The project lasted from 15 May 2009 - 13 May 2011 and was worth...
  • 2015-2016 EUROPEAN MIGRATION NETWORK (EMN) NATIONAL CONTACT POINT FOR CROATIA

    The European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point for Croatia (HR EMN NCP) project worth EUR 137,500 is founded through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Union (80%) and by the Croatian Ministry of Interior (20%) . The project started on 12th March 2015 under IOM’s office for Croatia. It was established to provide up-to-date and reliable information on migration and asylum for institutions of the European Union (EU) and its Member States, with the aim to inform policymaking and facilitate practical cooperation (see attached EMN...
  • Re-HEALTH project "Support to Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges"

    On 13 January 2016 the European Commission Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety (DG SANTE) has officially announced the signature of the project ‘Re-HEALTH - Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges’. This €1 million project of a total €5.6 million, granted through the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) is part of the actions to support EU Member States (MS) under particular migratory pressure under the EU 3rd Health Programme. The action intents to provide support to MS under migratory pressure...
  • EQUI-HEALTH: Fostering health provision for migrants, Roma and other vulnerable groups

    The objective of EQUI-HEALTH project is to improve the access and appropriateness of health care services and prevention to meet the needs of migrants, Roma and other vulnerable minority groups. The initiative was launched in February 2013 by the Migration Health Division of the Regional Office for Europe of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project is co-financed by direct grant awarded to IOM from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea...