On October 6, 2014 the Civilitas Foundation organised a public discussion on Armenia’s foreign policy options. The event also featured presentation of the findings of a national telephone poll conducted earlier on the same topic. The telephone poll aimed to identify the knowledge of Armenia’s population of foreign integrational policies, including the possible benefits and harm from each option, their attitude and preference over these options as single or combined policy directions. It also identified the population’s mid-term projection of the situation in areas pertaining to domestic policy, such as education, health care, security, and economy (labor market).
|Analysis / Armenia|
Civilitas Foundation’s research fellow Irena Grigoryan, who has been conducting research since December 2013 as part of the Open Society Foundation’s Young Professional Development Program, has successfully accomplished her study.
The results of her study “Return and Other Forms of In-Migration in Armenia: Overview of Policies and Practices” will be sent to all institutions engaged in migration policy-making and program implementation, as well as other researchers working in the field. Civilitas will continue discussing both the issue of in-migration policy-making and the recommendations endorsed by Irena in her study.
The study rightfully observes that the topic of emigration receives a large share of public attention and concern and the grand narratives of media and political debates are woven around the escalating scale of emigration from the country and the threats of depopulation.
Since its establishment in 2008, the Civilitas Foundation has combined the functions of a think tank – by conducting polling , research and analytical activities, as well as a civil society actor – by sharing the results of research and policy products through its media program (CivilNet), public forums and publications.