ICMPD in Armenia has its input in celebrations of Europe Day by organising a run for the children of 9 and 10 years old from the schools of Kanaker-Zeytun district of  Yerevan.  The run involved 24 children from 4 schools -  12 girls and 12 boys. It was held on June 2 around Karen Demirchyan sport complex with 600 meters distance. During the run the children passed two «border crossing points» and took bracelets from the points. Those who came first, second and third to the finish with two red and blue bracelets won the prizes.

On 1 and 2 of June, ICMPD in Armenia organized its first in 2018 media trip to Tavush region. The group of selected journalists representing Public Radio, Haykakan Zhamanak, araratnews.am, iravunq.am, meganews.am, womennet.am, noratert.am, aravot.am visited Lusadzor, Gandzaqar, Sevqar and Achajur villages, talked to the village mayors and local population about their problems, migration trends, the expected challenges and moods after the recent political changes.

On 15 and 16 of May 2018, ICMPD in Armenia, in close collaboration with UNHCR and the Armenian Red Cross Society, organized its regular capacity building event, this time on Interviewing Techniques, for the Border Control Detachment staff. The training was delivered by ICMPD expert Dirk Calemyn and contributed to the improved practical skills amongst relevant Border Troops staff in communicating with vulnerable groups and persons requesting asylum, specifically enhancing their interviewing skills.

With a view to enhancing the knowledge and practical skills of BCP officers on document identification, fraud detection and profiling methods and techniques, on 27-30 March, ICMPD in Armenia organized a series of trainings in Bagratashen, Gogavan and Bavra Border Crossing Points and Border Control Detachment (BCD) Training Centre in Yerevan. During the trainings the involved BCD staff was trained how to detect forged and falsified ID documents (incl.travel documents, visa, visa applications, breeding documents) by using modern document control equipment. 

On 5 and 6 of March, ICMPD in Armenia organized a ToT for local trainers working on integration policies and practices for migrants in the communities of Armenia. Experts Patrick Taran from Global Migration Policy Associates and Shannon Pfohman from Caritas Europe introduced latest practices and policies on integration, both at the national level and from municipalities that have taken it on themselves to create a practical welcome to long term immigrants.

The Award Ceremony of «Suitcase 2017», an annual journalistic contest, was held on 15 December in Moscow Cinema in Yerevan. The contest was organized by ICMPD within the framework of the EU-funded project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA), together with  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia, RepatArmenia Foundation and «Public Diplomacy» NGO.

On 7 November 2017 ICMPD in Armenia organised a round-table discussion with relevant border management agencies responsible for implementation of the 2017-2021 Integrated Border Management (IBM) Action Plan. The objective of the meeting was to discuss in detail a selected list of activities (17), identify specific needs related to these activities and put together a tentative plan of actions aimed at their implementation where ICMPD-Armenia could provide assistance under the MIBMA project.

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