APML Romania – member of the Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees
The CDMiR was set up between January and March 2017 at the initiative of the Center for Documentation and Research in the Field of Immigration Integration (CDCDI) within the Association for the Promotion of Health.
At present CDMiR consists of 15 organizations, namely: CDCDI Center of the Romanian Association for Health Promotion, Conect Association, ICAR Foundation, Center for Public Innovation, ARCA – Romanian Forum for Refugees and Migrants, the National Council for Refugees, the Advocacy Academy of Timisoara, the Center for Research and Intercultural Communication Iasi (CCCI), the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Quality and Success Practices (ARPCPS), the Philanthropy Association Oradea, the Human Solidarity Association Nova Pitesti, AIDRom, the Society Academic Romanian (SAR), Intercultural Institute of Timisoara (IIT), Legal Migration Association (LMA), non-governmental organizations active in migration, human rights and advocacy for policy change.
The main objectives are:
• Improving the image of migrants and refugees in the public space through a strategic communication unit;
• Optimizing the access of migrants and refugees to rights by correcting some contradictory / unfounded provisions on the principles of social justice / social justice in the legislation in force and by improving practices / legislative provisions that impact on their fundamental rights.
The Coalition’s mission is to promote and coordinate advocacy activities, monitor their effects, interact with decision-makers’ policies, and influence decision-makers in a transparent and equitable manner in the field of migration.
The Coalition will support its members at national level in implementing campaigns and advocacy actions in the area of migration in specific areas of expertise. Coalition partners recognize the fundamental importance of strengthening cooperation in the field of migration policy by better communicating our actions and coordinating efforts at national and / or European level.
Coalition activities include, but are not limited to:
• Elaboration of position papers on all aspects of interest in migration practices, legislation and policies aimed at eliminating the malfunctions in their application;
• Organization of information / training sessions, seminars, conferences, events aimed at informing the public and the actors about (sensitive) migration issues;
• Initiating debates, including public, by areas of interest;
• Participation in meetings and meetings organized by public institutions and other types of organizations in the field of migration;
• Monitoring the press in the field of migration;
• Participation in the elaboration and adjustment of the integration indicators developed through the NIEM mechanism as well as at the national level; monitoring their collection by public institutions.
Protocol of Cooperation with the Office for Migration and Asylum (BMA)
of the Republic of Moldova
On 08.08.2018, the Legal Migration Association concluded a Protocol of Cooperation with the Office for Migration and Asylum (BMA) of the Republic of Moldova, having the following main objectives:
- organizing communication sessions on practical ways of applying and absorbing European or other public / private funding sources in the interest and scope of the BMA;
- supporting the institutional consolidation of BMA through the contribution made by LMA Romania to the elaboration / modification / completion of operational policies, procedures and standards;
- organizing exchanges of experience to improve specialized knowledge and good practice with other EU member states/ international organizations / EU institutions or agencies;
- organizing information sessions, roundtables, conferences or thematic seminars on asylum and migration;
- organization of scientific sessions for the purpose of presenting research / theses in the field of asylum and migration.
In order to carry out the activities of the mentioned Protocol, eligible non-reimbursable funds will be identified and accessed for the construction of a public-private transnational consortium, attracting together with us other relevant public partners as well as from the civil society.