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Migration and development

Armenia - Workshop on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development

 

Organised by the OECD Development Centre and the European Commission

28 October 2014

Ani Plaza Hotel

Yerevan, Armenia

 

Agenda

 

08:45 – 09:00    Registration

 

09:00 – 09:30    Opening remarks

  • Jose Maria Medina Navarro, Deputy Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia
  • Artashes Bakhshyan, Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration  

 

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The opening remarks of the meeting were given by Jose Maria Medina Navarro, Deputy Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Armenia (second-to-left) and Artashes Bakhshyan, Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration (second-to-right). 

 

 

09:30 – 10:30    Session I – Interrelations between public policies and migration: conceptual framework

Chair: Isabelle Wahedova, European Commission

Presenters:

  • David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre

Focus of the session

This initial session set the stage for the workshop by presenting the OECD Development Centre’s project on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development of partner countries. The presentation also covered the project’s objectives as well as a conceptual framework on the different interactions between public policies, migration and development.  

10:30 – 10:50    Coffee break

 

10:50 – 12:30    Session II – Analysis of the migration-development nexus in Armenia

Chair: Armenuhi Hovakimyan, UNICEF Armenia 

Presenters:

  • Ruben Yeganyan, Armenian Social - Demographical Inactive
  • Alina Poghosyan, Advanced Social Technologies
  • Heghine Manasyan, CRRC Armenia 

Focus of the session

Migration can be an important enabler for development, but it can also prevent emigration countries from adopting adequate structural reforms. During this session, participants discussed both the benefits and costs of migration in terms of economic and social development. 

 

 

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During the meeting, participants discussed the relationship between migration and development in Armenia, as well as the concrete implementation of the project and its methodological framework. 

 

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch break

 

13:30 – 15:10    Session III – From migration to development: policy and institutional co-ordination

Chair: Ms. Myrna Clara Assuncion, Assitant Director, Social Development Staff, National Economic and Development Authority

Presenters:

  • Gagik Yeganyan, State Migration Service
  • Knarik Petrosyan, Ministry of Diaspora
  • Naira Bubushyan, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  • Ilona Ter-Minasyan, Head, IOM Armenia

Focus of the session

 

 

This session focused on the current migration policies in Armenia. In particular, it examined public policies and institutional programmes that target Armenian communities abroad. During the session, participants also discussed institutional co-ordination between policies and programmes, emigration policies, and how countries of emigration such as Armenia tackle the issue of immigration, particularly in its labour market. 

 

15:10 – 15:40    Coffee break

 

15:40 – 17:10    Session IV: Project implementation and research priorities

Chair: David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre

Presenter:

  • Hyeshin Park, Policy Analyst, OECD Development Centre

Focus of the session

The purpose of this session is to discuss the implementation of the project in Armenia, in particular the main policy sectors on which the project focuses its attention, the fieldwork and its policy dimensions. The presentation will cover the research methodology. The empirical analysis that the project will eventually deliver should serve to assist policy makers in better integrating migration in their development strategies. 

 

17:10 – 17:30    Closing remarks and next steps

  • David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre
  • Isabelle Wahedova, European Commission

 

17:30 – 18:30    Cocktail

 

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