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 UNICEF in Armenia, Repat Armenia Foundation, «Public Diplomacy» NGO, Armenian Caritas and «Save the Children International» Armenia Representative Office, is happy to announce «Suitcase 2016» annual journalism contest on migration and border management issues.

The participation requirements are presented in the announcement.

The deadline for submitting applications is 01 November 2016 (until 18:00).

On 14 July 2016, within the framework of the media project under the ‘Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia’, the first media tour to Gegharkunik region in Armenia took place with participation of 13 journalists from various national and local media outlets. The main aim of the media project is to increase knowledge on migration and border management issues among journalists for improved reporting, to reveal and draw attention to migration and border management related urgent issues in the regions, and to motivate local journalists to raise and highlight these important challenges for Armenia.

On 5 June 2016 the European Delegation in Armenia organised the yearly Europe Day 2016 project exhibition at Northern Avenue in Yerevan. ICMPD in Armenia participated in Europe Day celebrations representing the "Support to migration and border management in Armenia" (MIBMA) project.

On 17 May 2016, a regular meeting of the Interagency Monitoring Committee for the Action Plan 2012-2016 implementing the concept for the policy of state regulation of migration in the Republic of Armenia took place in Erebuni Plaza Business Centre. The Meeting was attended by the representatives of state agencies, international organizations, NGOs and academia. Mr Gagik Yeganyan, Head of State Migration Service, presented the process of development of the new Migration Strategy and its Action Plan for 2017-2021 as well as the draft outline of the Strategy. Ms Ovsanna Babayan, National Democratization Programme Officer at the OSCE Yerevan Office, and national experts Mr Aram Vartikyan and Ms Anna Minasyan spoke about the results of 2012-2016 Migration Strategy and mentioned the importance of impact assessment in the process of development of new strategy and Action Plan. Mr Hambartsum Abrahamyan, SMS Head of Staff, noted the significance of interaction of new priority direction – migration and development. Next meeting will take place in July 2016.

The first Steering Group Meeting of MIBMA project took place on 20 April 2016 in Yerevan. The Project Steering Group is an external project governance structure, consisting of permanent representatives from EU Delegation, the Government of Armenia and ICMPD as well as invited observers from EU Member States, EU agencies and international organizations.

On 19 April 2016, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development presented the new EU-funded project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA) in Yerevan at the official launch of the project. The project is fully funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).



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