EUR 484,263.00 (94.99% from AMIF)
Implemented by the Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII), this 19-month Action aimed at strengthening the capacities of competent authorities and civil society in Armenia for return and reintegration. This action has achieved positive results, particularly in assistance to returning migrants. OFII succeeded in implementing a very comprehensive set of activities including the development of business plans and in-kind assistance for business start-ups, medical care, temporary accommodation, and language and professional training sessions.
The Action supported the Referral Centre for Reintegration ensuring equal access to information and support. A database on returning migrants was enhanced and handed over to Armenian authorities.
The social and economic reintegration of returning Armenian nationals was the particular focus of this Action. Returnees also benefited from medical and housing services.
With this Activity, the Action aimed to enhance inter-institutional cooperation between state institutions and NGOs. These fora are now included in the 2017-2021 Migration Policy Strategy of Armenia.
This Activity was part of a comprehensive awareness campaign consisting of trainings for key actors, promo- tion of the EU immigration portal and dissemination of information through various channels.