Five initiatives on inter-municipal co-operation to be implemented in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova

11 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe, through the Center of Expertise for Local Government Reform, The Directorate General of Democracy, awarded five grants on inter-municipal co-operation in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova. The projects seek to improve the provision of several public services - waste management,...

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Training of prison psychologists

6 July 2017 Yerevan

Training for fifteen prison psychologists, including eight women, from eleven penitentiary institutions in Armenia was held from 21 to 24 June 2017 in Yerevan, in cooperation with the RA Ministry of Justice and the Association of Psychoanalysts of Armenia. The aim of the training was to...

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Study visit on sharing inter-municipal co-operation experience

3 July 2017 Bilbao

A delegation of representatives of central and local public authorities from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus participated in a study visit in Bilbao (Spain) on 26-28 June 2017. The participants were acquainted with the Spanish experience in developing inter-municipal co-operation (IMC),...

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Enhancing accountability and transparency in curriculum development and student assessment

3 July 2017 Yerevan

How can you enhance accountability and transparency in curriculum development and student assessment? Management and academic staff from 12 Armenian Higher Education Institutions participated in two trainings of teachers on 19-20 June and 21-22 June in Armenia. These trainings focused on...

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Roundtable on prison healthcare legislation in Armenia

29 June 2017 Yerevan

A roundtable to present and discuss the legislative package on prison healthcare in Armenia took place on 23 June 2017, in Yerevan bringing together fifteen high-level representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department, Ministry of Health, Ombudsman Office and members of Public...

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Local Finance Benchmarking workshop and Inter-municipal Cooperation meetings

29 June 2017 Yerevan

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform within Good Governance Division, DG-II launched Local Finance Benchmarking activity in Armenia in 2015. As a result the Council of Europe toolkit was adjusted to local needs in 2016 and the II phase of piloting was done in the first half of...

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Training for judges and judicial servants of Armenia

27 June 2017 Yerevan

On 23-24 June 2017 32 judges and judicial servants of Armenia improved their knowledge and skills on Article 3 of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and case-law of the ECtHR. The seminar aimed at strengthening the capacity of the judiciary to apply Article 3 of the ECHR in national...

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Developing codes of ethics – workshops for representatives of local universities in Armenia

22 May 2017 Yerevan

Management and academic staff from 10 Higher Education Institutions of Armenia participated in two workshops on developing Codes of Ethics for Higher Education Institutions that took place on 5-6 May and 10-11 May. The two workshops organised in the framework of the project “Strengthening...

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Supporting domestic observation of Yerevan council elections

24 May 2017 Yerevan

60 polling stations and all 10 Territorial Electoral Commissions have been observed by the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance on the Municipal Council Election Day on 14 May in Yerevan. Additionally five mobile observation groups were monitoring the situation outside the polling stations to...

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Seminar on strengthening the capacity of the Human Rights Defender Office

23 May 2017 Yerevan

On 20-21 May 2017, staff of the Human Rights Defender Office of Armenia improved their knowledge and skills on specific techniques for monitoring places of deprivation of liberty, namely: interviewing methods, recording interviews, reporting on visits in line with the relevant European standards....

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Graduation of the ‘Admissibility of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings’ course in Armenia

28 April 2017 Yerevan

On 27 April 2017, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Ms Loreta VIOIU, awarded certificates to 15 Armenian legal professionals who successfully completed the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) distance-learning course on “Admissibility of Evidence in...

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Support to long-term and short-term domestic observers of the parliamentary elections in Armenia

25 April 2017 Yerevan

In the run-up to the Armenian parliamentary elections on 2 April, through new previsions in the Electoral Code and the introduction of new voter registration technologies, the professional training of local observers became a priority for numerous civil society organisations. As the new Electoral...

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Mobile crew of journalists contribute to an independent electoral media coverage of parliamentary elections in Armenia

25 April 2017 Yerevan

In order to improve the media coverage of the electoral campaign and the election day on 2 April of the parliamentary elections in Armenia, two training sessions on the rights and responsibilities of reporters during elections, the detection of electoral fraud and the main criteria’s of an...

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Extention of deadline for submission of proposals for projects on local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Armenia

5 April 2017 Armenia

The Council of Europe thematic programme “Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance” has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for projects concerning local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Armenia until 24 April 2017 All other deadlines remain...

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A call for the provision of short-term international consultancy services on integrity in higher education

27 March 2017 Yerevan

A call for the provision of short-term international consultancy services on integrity in Higher Education has just been published. The full call for expression of interest and the application form can be downloaded from the links below. The purpose of this call is to create a pool of interested...

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Call for interest for national experts from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to support local initiatives on ethical governance and transparency

16 march 2017 STRABOURG

The Council of Europe promotes local democracy and a culture of ethical and inclusive decision-making, as part of the thematic programme “Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance” in the Eastern Partnership countries. In this context, 12 municipalities from Armenia, Georgia,...

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Armenia - Long-term electoral assistance to the Central Electoral Commission

8 March 2017 Yerevan

On 27 and 28 February 2017, the long term legal assistance to the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia started. Several meetings were held with representatives of civil society, international community, the OSCE/ODIHR and of the Central Electoral Commission. An expert of the Venice Commission...

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Armenia - Training sessions on election dispute resolution

3 March 2017 Yerevan

The Venice Commission is organising, in co-operation with the Central Election Commission and the Justice Academy of Armenia, a series of training sessions on election dispute resolution. The 4 sessions are for members of election commissions, administrative judges and representatives of...

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Working together for free and fair elections in Armenia

23 February 2017 Yerevan

The impact of the recommendations of International Election Observation Missions (IEOM) on the new electoral code in Armenia is notable and considered a step forward, but important recommendations concerning the restriction of observers and the exclusion of organisational costs from campaign...

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Two Executive training sessions on Enhancing Public (Financial) Governance and Management in European Cities

20 February 2017 Vienna

The Council of Europe (Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform) is organising two high-level executive trainings on Enhancing Public (Financial) Governance and Management in European Cities on 6-7 March (for participants from Moldova) and 9-10 March (for participants from Armenia) 2017 in...

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