Open Call for Civil Society Organizations in Migration Sector

Published: Jan 18, 2024 Reading time: 3 minutes
Open Call for Civil Society Organizations in Migration Sector
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We are pleased to announce an open call for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to participate in a comprehensive capacity-building activity to be held in the framework of the “Reinforcement of the Migration Management System in the Republic of Armenia” project led by People in Need (PIN).

This initiative aims to empower CSOs operating at both national and local levels in Armenia, fostering their abilities to address challenges related to migration, integration, and social change in line with contextual gaps and challenges.

Up to 20 CSOs from all 10 regions and Yerevan will have an opportunity to gain and enhance critical skills that will translate into better-managed organizations that engage with their beneficiaries, can effectively assess local social service needs and resources, engage in policy dialogue and conduct evidence-based advocacy actions.

Besides, it is anticipated that a strong network of migration CSOs will be established that will provide quality services to various migrant groups. 

Capacity Building Topics

Within the project's framework, selected CSOs will participate in tailor-made workshops focused on specific areas relevant to their needs. These practical workshops, lasting 4-5 days, will be complemented by mentoring sessions aligned with the topics identified in the organizational capacity building plan. This approach ensures that participating CSOs can apply new knowledge and systems directly into their organizational processes and practices, facilitating tangible and sustainable impacts.

The themes of the capacity building workshops include, but are not limited to the following:

  • technical expertise on service provision to migrants;
  • phycological and social preparedness of staff to work with migrants;
  • migration terminology;
  • migration laws and regulations;
  • fundraising;
  • project management;
  • stakeholder engagement.
Who Should Apply

Registered civil society organizations involved in addressing challenges linked with provision of services to different migrant groups and advocacy for migration policy changes.

Selection criteria

The selection of project target organizations will be competitive, and the applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

The selection process will be followed by:
  • On-site interviews with preselected candidates as part of the due diligence process
  •  Kick-off workshop for selected participants
  • Identification of needs and gaps for continuous improvement in the CSOs
  • Capacity development workshops
  • Individual mentoring sessions
  • “Unconference” event, a top-down conference aimed to discuss topics suggested by CSOs, sharing experiences and facilitating networking among them
  • Funding opportunities for implementation of projects focusing on migration

Important Dates:

Online Information Session: January 30, 2024, 16:00-17:00․ 

The Zoom meeting link is here.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

All questions about the call should be addressed in writing to the following address:

How to Apply:

In case of interest, please fill in the Application Form!

The complete application forms should be emailed to by the deadline, indicating in the Subject Line “MPF_CSO capacity building”.

About us
“Reinforcement of the Migration Management System in the Republic of Armenia” project implemented within the scope of Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) programme aims to counter irregular migration to EU member states by ensuring the successful integration of returnees and foreign nationals in the Republic of Armenia. The project is funded by the European Union, contracted by ICMPD through the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF), and supports the development and improvement of migration and integration policies. Additionally, the project strengthens the capacities of the relevant government agencies responsible for managing the inward migration to Armenia and local CSOs providing services to different migrant groups.Our collaboration within the project extends to key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Migration and Citizenship Service of Armenia, the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, as well as regional and local authorities. We actively engage with civil society and media actors to foster a holistic and inclusive approach.

Autor: PIN Armenia

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