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CSME sensitization and capacity building for Suriname


Posted in: Press Releases | 06 January 2017 | 1500

    Csme workshop
    Csme workshop

    A sensitization session on the CSME (CARICOM Single Market and Economy) Regime for Free Movement of People is one of two workshops to be held in Suriname next week.

    More than 30 participants will attend the one-day sensitization training workshop on Tuesday 12 January in the Dutch-speaking CARICOM Member State.  The intervention will help to address the critical importance of stakeholder engagement, including with employers, the private sector and labour, to the successful operation of the CSME and regional integration in general.

    The second workshop, on Wednesday 13 January, provides training for Immigration and Border Control Officers on current arrangements under the CSME. The focus will be on matters relating to the CSME arrangements for facilitation of travel and the free movement of skilled CARICOM Nationals.  This targeted training, to be provided by Officers of the CARICOM Secretariat, is expected to provide a clear understanding of the principles of Free Movement and the impact of how Immigration Officers interpret their function as frontline officials.

    The two workshops are being funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) and will be held at the Krasnapolsky Hotel.

    The Suriname workshops are among several national level interventions by the CARICOM Secretariat CSME Unit, aimed at strengthening capacity among personnel in key Ministries and agencies who are tasked with advancing the implementation of the CSME.


    CSME stands for CARICOM Single MARKET & Economy.

    The CSME Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat is the implementation office which assists the Member States in fulfilling the requirements of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

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