Repat Armenia, in consortium with Civilnet.am is starting a media campaign aimed to support ‘’Recognise. Protect. Realise.” project implemented by Caritas Armenia, Caritas Austria and Caritas Lebanon in Armenia and Lebanon and funded by the European Union under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
The media campaign will increase the knowledge and encourage public discussions between different institutions and civil society on the rights of migrants and refugees in the context of Armenia's international obligations under the Refugee Convention and the National legislation, inform persons of concern about their rights and responsibilities. The campaign will target: the general public, refugees, migrants, international donors, local organizations, UN agencies and policy makers, among others, and will be based on the recommendations of the recently concluded research study.
The media campaign will;
-Create awareness about Armenia's international obligations under the Refugee Convention and the services available in Armenia for displaced people both of Armenian and non-Armenian origin.
-Highlight integration stories of migrants and refugees in Armenia via Repat Armenia, Civilnet.am, TV and radio platform in order to show opportunities and challenges on the way of integration.
-Share the new culture and added value brought by the displaced people to the population of Armenia to promote the value of diversity and non-discrimination for the society.
The “Recognise. Protect. Realise.” project is funded by the European Union and jointly implemented by the Armenian Caritas, Caritas Austria and Caritas Lebanon. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the defence of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Lebanon and Armenia.
Repat Armenia, though primarily an organization that encourages voluntary repatriation, has been active in helping Syrian-Armenians in Armenia adapt to the country, build a local network, find education/training, and/or find work. Civilnet.am is the media wing of the Civilitas Foundation, an organization that has been active in strengthening civil society, promoting democracy in Armenia, and strengthening ties with the Armenian diaspora at large. Repat Armenia and Civilnet.am both have deep ties with Syrian-Armenians and diasporans in general.