On 16-17 March, 2011, in Kyiv, the official closure of the GUMIRA project and launch of the SIREADA project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Ukraine, took place.
The European Union has committed EUR 2,500,00 (UAH 27,574,234) for GUMIRA and EUR 2,377,205 (UAH 26,219,842) for SIREADA.
On 16 March, the IOM-organized event featured the final GUMIRA steering committee meeting, “Acknowledgement of the achievements, identification of the road ahead”.
On 17 March, the official launch of the SIREADA project assessed the results of GUMIRA, and presented the priorities in implementation of the new project.
The two-day event aimed to highlight the efforts undertaken within the GUMIRA project, and to introduce the main goals of SIREADA.
Distinguished invitees included representatives from the following: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, government agencies of Moldova and the Russian Federation responsible for migration management, and international and national civil society actors.