On 15 – 16 May, ICMPD in Armenia organized a training activity on Research Methodology and Alternative Sources of Migration Data for representatives of state entities and NGOs dealing with monitoring and analysing migration-related developments in and around Armenia. The participating entities were the State Migration Service, the National Statistical Service, the Caucasian Research Resource Centre, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan State University and independent experts.

On 20 April 2017, the Armenian interagency working group on the development of the TOR for the Re-admission Case Management Electronic System, composed of representatives of the State Migration Service, the National Security Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Police, ICMPD in Armenia and an independent IT expert visited Tbilisi, Georgia to meet with Georgian developers and operators of the system, with the aim of learning from the country’s experience in using the system and exploring ways of replicating the model in Armenia. This visit was a follow-up of an initial familiarisation trip in 2016, with the aim to discuss more in-depth the technical issues related to the development of TOR for the system.

Migration is an ever present phenomenon in and of Armenia. Despite its size and relative isolation, Armenia is confronted with most, if not all, types of migration: labour emigration, labour immigration, people seeking international protection within its borders, a sizeable foreign student population, returning Armenian migration and all the (re)-integration issues that accompany these migration flows.

Photo Competition on the positive aspects of migration

ICMPD in Armenia, within the framework of the EU-funded ‘Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia’ (MIBMA) project, announces the photo contest “Migration through the eyes of Armenians.”

MIBMA activities concentrate on the topics of migration management, integration of refugees and long-term migrants, treatment of asylum seekers and vulnerable groups.

On 2 March 2017, the opening of refurbished document security training room at the Headquarters of the Border Troops of Armenia took place. The facilities were furnished and equipped with the financial assistance of the "Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia" (MIBMA) project funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

From 16 to 20 January 2017, the team of ICMPD experts conducted an initial assessment at the Bagratashen border crossing point (BCP) The main objective of the mission was to assess the status of the implementation of Integrated Border Management (IBM) with an emphasis on border security and trade facilitation and to evaluate Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) in terms of their compliance with IBM concept and principles. The experts also examined existing policies, technical equipment, training and organizational needs as well as legal basis related to cross-border cooperation. The interested interlocutors from the Armenian authorities are National Security Council, Border Troops of the National Security Service, State Revenue Committee, RA Police, State Service for Food Safety and Ministry of Health.

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