From 1.2.2010 to 30.11.2012 the project MIDWEB made a contribution to the reconstruction and the development of the countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo*. This was facilitated by a temporary mission of highly-qualified persons, who originate from these countries and lived during the project in Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and in the United Kingdom. The project focused particularly on capacity-building in certain fields of local organisations in the target countries.

Target groups

  • Highly-qualified migrants (so called resource persons),

        o     who lived during the project in Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland or in the  United Kingdom and

        o     who originated from one of the target countries

  • Public and private organisations in the target countries

Conditions for participation

The participants had to

  • possess an EU or Swiss citizenship
  • or should have a permanent residence permit status
  • be higher educated
  • have at least three years of relevant working experience, preferably in the realm of teaching and in project based work
  • show good communicative skills

Project implementation

MIDWEB sent highly-qualified migrants to the particular target countries. They were selected on the basis of skills and experiences as well as on the particular needs of the target country. The mission took two months. Beside the actual return the resource persons could spread their knowledge about e-learning too.


  1. Interested candidates sent their completely filled application form and their curriculum vitae to IOM.
  2. IOM compared the expertise and the experience of the candidates with the needs of the organisations in the target countries.
  3. The organisation in the target country chose in cooperation with IOM the candidate.
  4. The candidate returned for two months to the target country and spread her/his expertise. Before, during and after his/her sojourn s/he received logistical and financial support.


Migrant Stories


*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).