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.

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).

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.

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.

On 20 December 2016, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised the Award Ceremony of «Suitcase 2016», an annual journalistic contest. The contest was held within the framework of the EU-funded project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA) and took place at the «Gyulbenkian» conference hall of Elite Plaza Business Center in Yerevan.

The second Steering Group Meeting of MIBMA project took place on 12 December 2016. The meeting was attended by representatives of RA Police, RA National Security Service and RA Ministry of Economy, EU Delegation to Armenia, ICMPD, EU Member States, UNDP, IOM, UNHCR and Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII).

YEREVAN, 15 November 2016 – The Republic of Armenia and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development today signed a Seat Agreement, formalising long-standing bilateral relations.



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