Presentation of the extended Migration profile of Ukraine

On 31 October 2013 Country Migration Profile of Ukraine will be presented in hotel "Rus" Kyiv. The document has been prepared within the framework of the project Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skills Dimensions funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Government of Ukraine and social partners.

The Country Migration Profile aims to equip officials and the public at large with as full and diverse information on migration processes and migration policy in Ukraine. The up-to-date migration situation is presented in the Profile as a result of its evolution during the independence period, i.e. after the year 1991, fateful to Ukraine. The document is based on the state statistics, administrative data and data from international organizations, labour migration survey results, national and foreign analytical materials, and scienti! sts’ works.


Media is invited to attend the event:

What: Presentation of the extended migration profile of Ukraine

Where: Conference hall F, hotel “Rus” (Address: Kyiv, Hospital’na Str., 4)

When: 31 October, 9.00 a.m.



Mr. Victor Sheybut, the First Deputy Head of the State Migration Service of Ukraine

Mr. Stephan Dahlgren, EU Delegation Sector Manager on Security and Migration

Mr. Sergiy Savchuk, ILO National Coordinator

Ms. Helene Fors, Deputy Chief of Mission, IOM Ukraine

For further information and accreditation please contact ILO MIGRANT Project coordinator Ms. Tetyana Minenko (+38 044 226 29 38)

The extended M! igration Profile of Ukraine has been prepared by Ukrainian and international experts, specialists of the State Migration Service of Ukraine, and other ministries and agencies concerned, within the framework of the EU funded project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skills Dimensions”.


Migration became in the last years the focus of the intervention of national stakeholders. A number of legislative initiatives have been adopted in order to better understand and manage migration processes. An important decision was the creation of the State Migration Service (SMS). In its capacity, the SMS is tasked to provide the government with appropriate and updated information on migration issues in order to allow the adoption of evidence based policies by the Ukrainian decision makers.


One of the possible tools for complying with the above duty is the periodical publication of a migration country profile. In 2012 the SMS has published the first migration country profile. Furthermore, the SMS as! ked the ILO to provide support to the agency in order: a) to update the country profile including details on labour migration and the recent data from the migration survey 2012, and b) to improve the capacity of the Service in data collection and analyses of information concerning migration, so that in the future could be entirely produced by them.


The ILO, within the current EU funded project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skill Dimensions”, accepted the above assignments and started the elaboration of the Migration Country Profile. The report is a result of teamwork. The structure of this Migration Profile is following the model indicated by the European Commission and already used for the Country Report 2012. The first chapter gives an overview of the socio-economic situation in Ukraine, and the factors influencing international migration of population. The second chapter is devoted to the analyses of migrat! ion, its dynamics, scale, structure and main features of migration flows. It gives information about Ukrainian diaspora abroad, remittances of migrants to Ukraine. It also gives some forecasting for migration processes. The third chapter is focused on peculiarities of migration processes in Ukraine and specific problems faced; the relevant political interests and priorities are highlighted. The overview of migration policy and legislation of Ukraine, description of competent institutions can be found in the fourth chapter. In the fifth chapter the impact of migration and migration policy on development of the State is assessed. Conclusions include recommendations for improvement of migration management in Ukraine.


The presentation of the extended Migration Profile of Ukraine will be followed by the discussion of the steps to be followed for preparation of the next Country Migration Profile.



The EU-funded “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and Its Skills Dimensions” Technical Cooperation Project, implemented by ILO and IOM, runs from March 2011 until August 2013 in Ukraine and Moldova. Its overall objective is to strengthen Ukraine’s and Moldova’s capacity to regulate labour migration and promote sustainable return, with a particular focus on enhancing human resources capital and preventing skills waste. Project goals are achieved through such activities as analysis and policy recommendations on improving the skill mismatch in sending and selected receiving countries, training courses focusing on planning, negotiation, and implementation of bilateral and multilateral social security agreements.