On 19 May, the workshop on the Validation and Approval of the Draft Design for the Asylum Seekers Reception Centre was organized by ICMPD in Armenia. The workshop gathered representatives of State Migration Service, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, State Urban Development Committee, UNHCR, architects/consultants and CSOs.
The workshop was aimed at reviewing and validating the draft design for the Asylum Seekers Reception Centre by all relevant stakeholders. The expert invited by ICMPD in Armenia, Ms. Anita Dakic - Head of Reception Centres in the Republic of Croatia, shared her insights regarding the design presented by the contracted architect in terms of its compliance with international standards and made further recommendations for improvement. Participants discussed the proposed design and gave their input, mostly of technical nature, including regarding the location of storage rooms, separate entrance for men and women, parking area, security facilities etc.
ICMPD in Armenia will follow up with architect on the integration of the feedback into the final design of the Reception Centre.