CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Armenia for more than a decade has had migration policies in place, including an overall policy to manage migration, asylum policy and policies to facilitate integration. It has taken practical steps to try and integrate thousands of Syrian refugees of Armenian descent that have flocked to the country.
The issues of migration and development are connected: migration is regarded as a key tool in development, because of both the tangible (capital, investments, trade) and non-tangible movements (circulation of skills, cultural products, ideas) that it generates.
Recently a curriculum for the international relations faculty of Yerevan State University (YSU) was finalised and currently curricula for the journalism, legal and economic faculty of YSU are under development. In order to accompany the elaboration of the migration curricula and prepare YSU faculty staff and students of migration topics for the new didactical offerings and increase interest in migration as a topic and the new curricula, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, in the framework of EU-funded “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” project, is organizing Summer School on Migration and Development to acquaint lecturers and interested students with international expertise in selected actual topics that also relate to the curricula. These include migration and development and the role of (social) media in reporting on migration.