During the workshop, we should accomplish the following aims:
1) Find out new ways and methods of reaching out to Armenian Diaspora or improve the existing ones to increase the outreach numbers;
2) Come up with new ways and solutions on how to engage more Diasporans with Armenia;
3) Suggest new solutions for a more successful and comprehensive integration of Diasporans and repats into Armenia;
Brief descriptions of our three NGOs:
1. Repat Armenia:
Repat Armenia Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit institution, was established in August 2012 to take the concept of active repatriation promotion to the next level, with a full-time, dedicated staff based in Yerevan and a network of supporters worldwide. The main directions of our work are as follows:
- Online and offline consultations
- Information support
- Assistance with employment
- Networking events of various types
Every year, more than 800 people from Russia, Lebanon, the USA, Iran, Syria, Canada, France, and other countries apply to us for repatriation and integration consultation. Within ten years of our work, our community of repats and expats is now more than 10,000 members.
For more information, please visit www.repatarmenia.org
and if you have any questions, email at email@example.com
2. Birthright Armenia:
Birthright Armenia is a non-governmental organization which was founded in 2003 in Armenia. The main goal of the NGO is to organize professional volunteer internships in the public and private sectors of Armenia for young Diaspora Armenians (from 21 to 32 years old). The duration of internships for participants is from 9 weeks to a year.
Over the 19 years of the program, more than 2,000 participants from various countries have taken part in it, many of them later moved to Armenia. The program's mission is to immerse participants in life in Armenia, which will help strengthen the sense of commitment to the development of Armenia.
You can get acquainted with the program on the website www.birthrightarmenia.org
, and if you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Armenian Volunteer Corps:
Armenian Volunteer Corps is a non-governmental program founded in 2001 in Armenia. The main goal is to organize volunteer internships in the public and private sector in Armenia for people of any nationality from 21 years old or Armenians over 32 years old. The duration of internships for participants is from 2 weeks to one year.
Over the 21 years of the program, more than 1,000 participants from different countries have participated in the program.
For more information, please visit the website www.armenianvolunteer.org
, and if you have any questions, write to email@example.com We would like to engage Diasporans, repatriates and active local Armenians from private and public sectors who are familiar with the issues related to Diaspora engagement, repatriation and integration in Armenia, and all those who support and promote Diaspora engagement and repatriation to Armenia.