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Journalist “Handbag” contest

1 March 2012

On 20 December 2011 the annual journalist “Handbag” contest on coverage migration issues. It was supported by the EU within the scope of the project “Reinforcement of management of migratory flows in Armenia”, implemented by the Armenian Branch of “People in Need” NGO.
The main objective of the contest was to prepare journalistic teams to give precise information and professional coverage on migration and its consequent issues. While migration is a natural phenomenon, today there are difficulties surrounding the prevention and management of irregular migration.
‘The European Union sees migrants as a source of dynamism and cultural richness’, said Jean-Christophe Gayrand, Head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia in his speech. While speaking about the particular attention attached to migration by the EU, he also mentioned the Mobility Partnership signed between Armenia and the European Union with the objective of enhancing dialogue and cooperation in that field.
This year 46 applicants took part in the print media, radio and television categories, and 65 materials were submitted, a higher number than in previous years. Participation certificates were presented to all participants, and prizes of 180,000, 90,000 and 45,000 dram were awarded to the first, second and third places.

The EU actively supports Armenia in managing migratory flows and preventing irregular migration. The three-year project “Reinforcement of management of migratory flows in Armenia” directly serves this purpose through a range of measures to improve legislation on returnees, increasing public awareness and sharing best international practices.

Journalist “Handbag” contest

On 20 December 2011 the annual journalist “Handbag” contest on coverage migration issues. It was supported by the EU within the scope of the project “Reinforcement of management of migratory flows in Armenia”, implemented by the Armenian Branch of “People in Need” NGO. The main objective of the contest was to prepare journalistic teams to give precise information and professional coverage on migration and its consequent issues. While migration is a natural phenomenon, today there are difficulties surrounding the prevention and management of irregular migration. ‘The European Union sees migrants as a source of dynamism and cultural richness’, said Jean-Christophe Gayrand, Head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia in his speech. While speaking about the particular attention attached to migration by the EU, he also mentioned the Mobility Partnership signed between Armenia and the European Union with the objective of enhancing dialogue and cooperation in that field. This year 46 applicants took part in the print media, radio and television categories, and 65 materials were submitted, a higher number than in previous years. Participation certificates were presented to all participants, and prizes of 180,000, 90,000 and 45,000 dram were awarded to the first, second and third places. The EU actively supports Armenia in managing migratory flows and preventing irregular migration. The three-year project “Reinforcement of management of migratory flows in Armenia” directly serves this purpose through a range of measures to improve legislation on returnees, increasing public awareness and sharing best international practices.