Integrating Syrian refugees – Basic economic and business training and improved access to financial services

[Translate to English:] Rund 70.000 Syrer armenischer Abstammung sollen in Armenien integriert werden. Die armenische Regierung erhofft sich davon wichtige Impulse für die Wirtschaft des Landes


Local Project Partners
Various training institutions

German Project Partners

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

4 January 2016 to 28 February 2018
(Overall project term)

The civil war in Syria has forced many Syrians of Armenian origin to seek refuge in their ancestral homeland. Ongoing instability in Syria and deteriorating prospects in the main refugee destination countries have made people more willing to contribute to the Armenian economy. For its part, the Armenian government is hoping this will inject new impetus into the country’s economy.

The project aims to foster refugees’ integration in Armenian society by providing induction seminars on key areas of everyday Armenian life, and the ins and outs of the Armenian finance sector in particular. For their part, Armenian financial institutions are being empowered to serve this customer group. With the help of Sparkassenstiftung’s Micro Business Game, refugees wanting to start up a business are being taught the skills they need to manage a small enterprise. A small credit fund will provide the funding needed to realise these business ideas.


Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation e.V.
Simrockstraße 4, 53113 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 9703-0
Fax: +49 228 9703-6613 or -6630

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