Between July 2011 and June 2012, the IOM Office implemented the PAREM project and the July 2013-June 2014 project PAREM-2.

The main objective of the PAREM-2 project was to raise public awareness of the field of asylum by providing an overview of the topic and explaining the special needs of asylum seekers / beneficiaries of international protection. As part of the PAREM-2 project, asylum-related information was regularly updated, supplemented and disseminated. In addition, relevant information materials were developed (the collection “Facts and Myths”, a special refugee-themed newspaper “Journey”, an advertising clip and several articles, etc.) and distributed to the target groups of the project. The IOM Estonia office also organized at least ten information sessions and two refugee-related exhibitions in different regions of Estonia within the framework of this project.

PAREM-2 is a follow-up project to the PAREM project implemented by the IOM Estonia in July 2011 - June 2012, the activities of which were aimed at raising the awareness of students, journalists and the general public about refugees and refugees. Within the framework of the project, information sessions were organized in the counties, lectures were given at universities and student debates were held. In co-operation with migration and media experts, trainings were organized for journalists and guidance material was prepared to understand the topic. The instructional material also includes a short film. Within the framework of the project, an e-book introducing the stories of people who have fled Estonia and integrated here and a short film introducing the topic of migration and asylum were completed. The culmination of the project was the events in Tartu, Jõhvi and Tallinn that took place within the framework of the Refugee Week.

The projects were financed by the EU European Refugee Fund and the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia.