Most countries have capacity gaps and, due to the complex and dynamic nature of migration, all countries can benefit from continuous capacity review and development. IOM Romania works with partners, including the Government of Romania itself, to identify and assist in developing the capacity of the public sector to help migrants and refugees. This page is a showcase of some examples of the capacity building work IOM Romania has undertaken. 

Teacher trainings

IOM Romania has been a leading organisation in supporting and building capacity in the education sector.

As part of the efforts to facilitate the integration of migrants, IOM Romania has been at the forefront of developing materials, teaching aides, and training for teaching Romanian as a foreign language. IOM Romania organises training sessions for Romanian teachers and educators in coordination with the Ministry of Education and the County School Inspectorates throughout Romania. So far in 2023, around 150 educators and teachers attended the training sessions. Alongside the trainings, the teachers benefit from the educational resources developed by IOM Romania for teaching Romanian as a second language. The resources can be accessed here:

IOM Romania, in partnership with British Council and UNICEF, has organised the Teaching and Learning in Difficult Times training for teachers. The course was aimed at Romania teachers who teach Ukrainian refugees, and Ukrainian teachers who work in Romania. See more in the videos below.

Public health

As part of building capacity in the health sector, IOM Romania supports public hospitals and clinics with medical equipment and supplies. This support is provided in close coordination with the Ministry of Health and is designed to increase the capacity of the national health system to cope with the increased demand on public services. 

For example, under the Ukraine Response, in February 2023 IOM Romania supported over 50 public hospitals with 720 medical devices and over 31,000 pieces of medical supplies, with the generous contributions of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Korea.

Public safety

IOM Romania works closely with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), to support the safe and dignified transport of refugees and migrants.

For example, as part of the Ukraine Response, as well as to develop the resilience and capacities of the Romanian Government to respond to any future incidents or crises, IOM Romania procured 15 minibuses with the kind support from the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.