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.


The Summer School is dedicated to the topic “Migration and Development” and evolves around such topics as existing frameworks and practices for cooperation in the field of migration and development, economic causes and consequences of migration in developing countries, migration, development and remittances, return and reintegration of migrants in their country of origin, how media shapes public attitude towards migration processes, who and what shapes migration policies, how can the development impacts of migration be assessed and many others.
The lectures and workshops will be delivered by

  • Mr Armen Ghazaryan, Head of Migration Service, Armenia
  • Mr Gagik Yeganyan, YSU and Slavonic University
  • Mr. Attila Melegh, Associate Professor Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Ms. Margit Feischmidt, Senior Researcher at Research Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Associate Professor at Institute for Communication and Media Studies, University of Pécs.
  • Ms. Magda Abu-Fadil, Director of Media Unlimited, Libanon with huge experience in communications and media issues
  • Mr. Victor Lutenco, migration expert with over 14 years of experience in migration and diaspora relations in Chisinau Municipal Council, Institute for European Policies and Reforms in Moldova, State Chancellery, PM office
  • Mr Paruyr Abrahamyan, economist and expert in sustainable development with migration related experience in Landless Workers Movement and Migraflux in Brasil


The School will take place from 18-20 July in Arthurs Aghveran Resort.


Applications are welcome from Bachelor and Masters students from Yerevan State University and other Universities postgraduate students and interested lecturers can also apply. The School will accept a maximum of 25 participants.. Participants should study or have research and/or professional background in the field of migration or in the areas closely connected with migration issues. The participants should attend the entire teaching part of the programme. No exceptions can be granted on this point.


There are no tuition fees. Transportation, accomodation and meals wil be provided to participants for the period from 18 -20 July. No changes to the accomodation provided can be made.


Applications should be made by submitting application form by 01 July 2019. Only complete applications including the names and contact details as well as short statement of motivation will be accepted.
The application form can be found on website.


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