On 9th of November 2017, Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR), partner of UNHCR Moldova and the Bureau of Migration and Asylum (BMA) organized a meeting of the II and III year students from the Faculty of International Relations, ULIM (Free International University of Moldova) with the Head of the Directorate of Asylum and Integration within BMA, Mr. Iulian Popov and the director of Temporary Accommodation Centre for Asylum Seekers (TAC), Mr. Valeriu Stratila. The event took place at the initiative of CCR’s director, Mr. Djavid Paknehad and in collaboration with Ph.D, Mr. Viorica Ticu from ULIM after the visit of the students at CCR premises.

During the event students were informed about the asylum system in Republic of Moldova and the role played by the Bureau of Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Moldova (BMA) in the framework of refugee integration. Mr. Iulian Popov informed the participants regarding the different types of protection that can be applied in the country with all related procedures in order to receive refugee status. On the other side, the students were interested to find out more about the refugees and asylum seekers that are living in Moldova at the moment. Thus, the TAC’s director organized a short study visit inside the Centre in order to acquaint students with the conditions that BMA created for the asylum seekers and refugees in Moldova.

In the framework of refugee’s integration, Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR) aims to inform and involve local population, in particularly local youth in the process of refugee integration and promotion of tolerance and peaceful living through informative sessions, study visits and open discussion with students from local universities that are open to collaboration. CCR during its work established more long-lasting partnerships with local universities, including with ULIM.

Doina Crăciun ─ Volunteering Program Coordintor