Training on EU migration laws is being carried out this week by IOM for Armenian officials working on migration issues as part of efforts to help the country better manage labour migration to the European Union.
It includes information on the EU Common Asylum Policy, free movement in the EU, regular and irregular migration in the EU, as well as human rights protection in the EU.
The training this week builds on previous sessions earlier in the month on Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Arrangements for Labour Migration.
It is part of a 1.9 million EU-funded programme carried out by IOM and the think-tank International Centre for Human Development to improve the management of labour migration flows from Armenia to Europe partly through the creation of a temporary or circular migration environment between the two parties.
The programme also aims to promote bi-lateral labour agreements between Armenia and governments of EU destination countries.
The training comes at a particularly important moment with on-going negotiations between the EU and Armenia on a Mobility Partnership aimed at fighting irregular migration from Armenia in exchange for enhanced legal migration opportunities for Armenians wanting to live and work in Europe.