Original Language
English
Number of Pages
60
Reference Number
PUB2021/089/R

Setting up System of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Armenia

The present report forms part of the EMERGE project ‘Enhancing Migrants’ Rights and Good Governance in Armenia and Georgia’, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This initiative aims to strengthen national capacities in the fields of migrants' rights and migration governance in Armenia and Georgia and strengthen cross-border dialogue and cooperation in the area.

The objective if this report is the assessment of needs and gaps, as well as development of actionable recommendations for set-up of sustainable Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) system in Armenia.
 

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations 
  • Introduction
  • 1. Situational analysis - Setting the scene 
    • 1.1 International context – The Global Compact for Migration
    • 1.2 Regional context – The European Neighbourhood Policy-East countries 
    • 1.3 National context Armenia 
    • 1.4 Armenia: Migration profile and governance 
      • 1.4.1 National policies and legal framework
      • 1.4.2 Voluntary return in the national legislation 
      • 1.4.3 Key migration and demographic data
  • 2. The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Framework 
    • 2.1 IOM’s AVRR global framework 
    • 2.2 IOM’s Integrated Approach to Reintegration 
    • 2.3 Analysis of AVRR programmes: Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, and Serbia
  • 3. AVRR from Armenia: Needs Assessment and Gaps Analysis 
    • 3.1 Background and Methodology 
    • 3.2 Needs Assessment
      • 3.2.1 Needs criteria 
    • 3.3 Gaps Analysis 
      • 3.3.1 Gaps criteria 
    • 3.4 Key findings
      • 3.4.1 The migration policy in Armenia
      • 3.4.2 The legal framework for voluntary return
      • 3.4.3 Institutional capacity for voluntary return 
      • 3.4.4 Cooperation with countries of origin 
      • 3.4.5 Accommodation for AVR beneficiaries 
      • 3.4.6 Capacity-building of professionals and AVRR partners
      • 3.4.7 Overall funding of the new AVRR scheme from Armenia 
      • 3.4.8 Summary of key findings
    • 3.5 Actionable recommendations 
      • 3.5.1 Recommendations concerning the overall AVRR scheme from Armenia 
      • 3.5.2 Recommendations concerning the Pre-departure and Return Phase 
      • 3.5.3 Recommendations concerning the Post-arrival and Reintegration Phase 
      • 3.5.4 Summary of actionable recommendations 
    • 3.6 Roles of national stakeholders and their relevance to assisted voluntary return and reintegration 
  • 4. Lessons learned 
    • 4.1 Migration-related data to and from Armenia
    • 4.2 Contextual factors 
    • 4.3 Exchanges with national stakeholders and IOM offices 
      • 4.3.1 National stakeholders 
      • 4.3.2 IOM offices in the region and Europe (Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, the Republic of Moldova and Serbia)
      • 4.3.3 IOM offices in the four countries of origin
  • Conclusion
  • Annexes