«Suitcase 2019» annual journalism contest on migration issues marks its 10 year anniversary of encouraging and motivating journalists raising awareness and reporting on challenges and opportunities in the field of migration. On 12 December 2019, ICMPD office in Armenia, together with UNHCR office in Armenia and «Repat Armenia» foundation, recognized the winners and rewarded the journalistic excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of press pieces dealing with migration in in all its aspects.

On 12 December, ICMPD office in Armenia organised the 7th Steering Group Meeting of “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” project. The Meeting was organized with the aim to review the progress and activities implemented in 2019.

On 23-24 October 2019, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised the 2nd International Conference on Comprehensive Border Governance on 23-24 October 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia. The Conference was attended by the experts with practical and technical professional backgrounds, including academia, policy-makers and decision-takers from various public institutions and agencies, as well as private sector representatives working in the international sphere of border governance.

On 01-04 October, ICMPD in Armenia, with the purpose to strengthen capacities of border management staff in document security, invited ICMPD experts Monica Weber and Andre ten Caat to conduct the second Document Security training at Bagratashen, Gogavan and Bavra border control points, as well as at National Security Service Border Troops headquarters for the staff of Zvartnots BCP.

On 20-22 September ICMPD in Armenia organized media tour to Syunik region. 15 journalists from Public Radio, irates.am, Haykakan Zhamanak, A1plus, Shant TV, Sputnik Armenia, hetq.am, Haydzayn.am and past.info visited Antarashat, Tavrus, Lichk, Tashtun villages and Meghri town. The journalists met with the heads of villages, mayor of Meghri and local population to discuss the problems that trigger migration in Syunik.

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 integrate thousands of Syrian refugees of Armenian descent.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), within the framework of EU-funded «Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia» project, together with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Armenia and Repat Armenia Foundation, is happy to announce «Suitcase 2019» ANNUAL JOURNALISM CONTEST ON MIGRATION ISSUES.



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