On 30 April 2014, UNHCR Moldova in cooperation with the Bureau for Migration and Asylum organized a seminar on the “The Role and Importance of Interpreters/Translators in the Asylum Procedure”, that targeted for the first time interprets and translators involved in the national refugee status determination procedure in Moldova.
The seminar organized under the framework of the EU/UNHCR “Quality Initiative in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus” (QIEE) project was attended also by eligibility counselors from the Bureau for Migration and Asylum (BMA), Directorate for Asylum and Integration and representatives of partner NGOs. The two year project focuses on improvement of asylum procedures and refugee protection in six EU neighboring countries. In addition to Republic of Moldova, the project is implemented in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine. Romania was selected to be a mentor country for Republic of Moldova in the framework of the project, and Mr. Mihai Vlădoiu from the Romanian General Inspectorate for Immigration, Asylum and Integration Directorate, was invited as a guest speaker during the training event.