Event Title

Migration CharacterIstics In Albania And Its Impact On Social Economic Life

Session

Management, Business and Economics

Description

After the collapse of communism, Albanians gained the right to move freely within and outside the country after Parliament passed the basic human rights law in 1991. Thus, the first mass immigration in Albania began (the so-called "embassy migration") as a process where thousands of Albanians began to seek refuge in Western embassies in Tirana in the hope of leaving behind the poverty, and the beginning of a better life in the more developed neighboring countries. Below we briefly describe trends in years of emigration since 1990, chronologically: this period was characterized by an economic growth. Figures show that around 400,000 migrants have had Greece as their main destination during the mid-1990s.

Keywords:

international migration, internal population movements, Immigrants split-off, remittances, employment, employment informal, informality

Session Chair

Edmond Hajrizi

Session Co-Chair

Armend Muja

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

28-10-2017 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.263

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Migration CharacterIstics In Albania And Its Impact On Social Economic Life

Durres, Albania

After the collapse of communism, Albanians gained the right to move freely within and outside the country after Parliament passed the basic human rights law in 1991. Thus, the first mass immigration in Albania began (the so-called "embassy migration") as a process where thousands of Albanians began to seek refuge in Western embassies in Tirana in the hope of leaving behind the poverty, and the beginning of a better life in the more developed neighboring countries. Below we briefly describe trends in years of emigration since 1990, chronologically: this period was characterized by an economic growth. Figures show that around 400,000 migrants have had Greece as their main destination during the mid-1990s.