More than 30 Georgian Professionals Selected for a Pilot Circular Migration Project
During the past week, the Centre for international Migration and Development has conducted interviews with nurses, and hospitality professionals applying for a temporary placement in Germany in the frame of the pilot circular migration scheme which is part of a larger EU-project. The selection took place at the new offices of GIZ country bureau Georgia.
The aim of the pilot project is to generate evidence on means to leverage migration for sustainable development in the frame of Georgia’s mobility partnership with the EU. The project focusses particularly on the testing of a targeted pilot circular migration scheme and diaspora mobilisation activities, including start-up and reintegration support for returnees.
In the frame of the pilot circular migration scheme, the selected candidates from Georgia will train in German and enhance their qualification profile and employability for the Georgian labour market by means of job placement and temporary employment and training in Germany. For this, they will receive language and professional trainings in a preparatory phase before departing to Germany. Candidates will be supported with individual career planning measures while in Germany. Moreover, the candidates will be supported to return and to engage in the Georgian labour market – be this as qualified employees, returning experts or as entrepreneurs.
From September onwards, the selected participants will start their preparation phase by entering German language courses offered by the Goethe institute in Tbilisi.
The Center of International Migration and Development (CIM) is a joint operation of the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) and the German Federal Employment Agency.