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Filling the gaps between Armenian and EU legislation

3 June 2013

A legal workshop on gaps between Armenian and EU legislation was held on 21-22 May 2013 within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to the State Migration Service (SMS) for the Strengthening of Migration in Armenia” twinning project in Aghveran.
Experts from the Polish Ministry of Interior had prepared a draft report and it was discussed during the workshop, the results of which were to be agreed with beneficiary institutions.
The Polish experts also spoke about their experience in amending regulations for adaptation to EU legislation, providing advice and recommendations for necessary modifications.
Piotr Sadowski, Project Junior Leader from the Polish Ministry of Interior, expressed his joy at the level of work achieved during the workshop and expressed eagerness to continue this kind of cooperation.
The overall objective of the twinning project is to bring Armenia closer in line with EU legislation and best practices in migration and asylum management. It is targeted at three main areas towards institutionally strengthening the SMS: legislation, cooperation, and communication with stakeholders.

David Avakian, Project Manager from the EU Delegation to Armenia, noted that it was already clear that some of migration issues required further attention, for example management effectiveness and the responsibilities of different Armenian agencies to be clearly set out in legislation: ‘I should mention that this is not the only EU project from which Armenia benefits. 6 migration projects are under way – this number is justified by the fact that the relationship between Armenia and the EU is now very much focused on migration processes’.

Representatives from ministries, local bodies, and international organisations participated in the event.

Twinning is a cooperation tool which enables actors in the public sectors of EU member states to engage in the development of other countries’ public administrations. It is aimed at upgrading and modernising institutions in a beneficiary country through training, reorganisation and the alignment of legislation with EU standards.

The overall budget of the project is €1 million.

Filling the gaps between Armenian and EU legislation

A legal workshop on gaps between Armenian and EU legislation was held on 21-22 May 2013 within the framework of the EU-funded "Support to the State Migration Service (SMS) for the Strengthening of Migration in Armenia" twinning project in Aghveran. Experts from the Polish Ministry of Interior had prepared a draft report and it was discussed during the workshop, the results of which were to be agreed with beneficiary institutions. The Polish experts also spoke about their experience in amending regulations for adaptation to EU legislation, providing advice and recommendations for necessary modifications. Piotr Sadowski, Project Junior Leader from the Polish Ministry of Interior, expressed his joy at the level of work achieved during the workshop and expressed eagerness to continue this kind of cooperation. The overall objective of the twinning project is to bring Armenia closer in line with EU legislation and best practices in migration and asylum management. It is targeted at three main areas towards institutionally strengthening the SMS: legislation, cooperation, and communication with stakeholders. David Avakian, Project Manager from the EU Delegation to Armenia, noted that it was already clear that some of migration issues required further attention, for example management effectiveness and the responsibilities of different Armenian agencies to be clearly set out in legislation: 'I should mention that this is not the only EU project from which Armenia benefits. 6 migration projects are under way – this number is justified by the fact that the relationship between Armenia and the EU is now very much focused on migration processes'. Representatives from ministries, local bodies, and international organisations participated in the event. Twinning is a cooperation tool which enables actors in the public sectors of EU member states to engage in the development of other countries' public administrations. It is aimed at upgrading and modernising institutions in a beneficiary country through training, reorganisation and the alignment of legislation with EU standards. The overall budget of the project is €1 million.