Round table on health promotion and prevention and medical ethics in Armenian prisons

4 July 2016 Yerevan

A round table to present the modules of two training courses on health promotion and prevention and medical ethics for penitentiary medical and non-medical staff, to beneficiaries and national stakeholders took place on 4 July 2016 in Erebuni Plaza Business Centre in Yerevan. The round table...

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Developing Codes of Ethics in higher education in Armenia

18 July 2016 Yerevan

In the framework of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia”, the team of the international and national consultants developed model Codes of Ethics for actors in Higher Education Institutions and Guidance on producing Codes...

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Toolkits for improving transparency and accountability in higher education institutions

19 July 2016 Yerevan

Within the framework of the Council of Europe “Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia” project, several focus group discussions were organised with the students and staff representing more than fifteen universities as well as civil society organisations...

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Training on criminal investigations and human rights in Armenia

3-5 and 24-26 June 2016 Yerevan

On 3-5 and 24-26 June 2016, the Council of Europe trained twenty-two Justice Academy future trainers on conducting criminal investigations in line with the European Convention on Human Rights. During six days international and local experts provided four distinct courses, namely: General criminal...

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Workshop on drug dependence in Armenian prisons

10 June 2016 Yerevan

“Improving further health-care services for drug dependent prisoners is a high priority for the Armenian prison system”, said Ara Hovhannisyan, Head of the Medical Unit of the Criminal Executive Department of the Armenian Ministry of Justice during a workshop organised by the Pompidou Group of...

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Preparing Armenian women to run for candidacy

30-31 May 2016 Artashat

A two-day seminar for female candidates for the 2016 local elections in Armenia will be held the 30-31 May in Artashat, Ararat region. The aim of the event is to improve leadership skills of women running for political office and to prepare them to take up political responsibility. The seminar...

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Armenian domestic electoral observers strengthening their network

2-7 June 2016 Armenia

In order to follow-up on the implementation of the International Election Observation Mission's recommendations following the elections in Armenia (2003-2013), a series of training sessions will be organised by Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly – Vanadzor in different regions of Armenia between the 2...

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Democracy in action – local governance discussed between Armenian mayors

9 December 2015 Yerevan

What are the key principles of leadership and local democracy, how to enhance trust in local authorities and how to engage citizens in ethical decision-making processes, are only few of the many questions discussed during the workshop “Mayors, leaders for change”, organised in Yerevan (Armenia)...

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Strengthening integrity in Armenian Higher Education

16-17 November 2015 Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

A new short film has been made to present the work of the Council of Europe and European Union project: Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia A conference on this subject was held on 16-17 November, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and...

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PCF projects for Armenia presented to press

1 October 2015 Yerevan

The Council of Europe and European Union presented a series of new projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia, to the media in Yerevan. The media were introduced to the four projects which are being carried out in Armenia under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework in...

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Launch of a new project on criminal justice and fight against ill-treatment and impunity in Armenia

30 September 2015 Yerevan

What are the challenges faced by the Armenian criminal justice system? How can the application of European human rights standards in this field be improved at the national level? These are core issues of the new European Union /Council of Europe Project “Supporting the criminal justice reform and...

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Launch of project to strengthen health care in prisons in Armenia

DG I: Criminal Law Cooperation Unit 2 June 2015 Yerevan

On 2 June 2015, the Council of Europe and European Union joint project on “Strengthening Health Care and Human Rights Protection in Prisons in Armenia”was officially launched in Yerevan, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia. The project will last 24-months and...

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Combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia

ODGP 27 May 2015 Yerevan

The Council of Europe and European Union joint project “Strengthening Integrity and Combating Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia” was launched in Yerevan on 27 May 2015. The duration of the project is 24 months; it isexpected to be completed by 31 December 2016. This project is launched...

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PCF activities presented during steering committee meeting

ODGP 5 March 2015 Yerevan, Armenia

At the Steering Committee meeting on 5 March 2015 in Yerevan, the participants discussed the results of the CoE Action Plan for Armenia 2011-2014 as well as implementation of the programmes in 2015 and beyond, including the projects under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) for Eastern...

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Long-term electoral assistance to the election related stakeholders of Armenia

17 February 2016 Yerevan

A new project to improve cooperation between electoral stakeholders, promote political participation of women and encourage active participation of young voters in the electoral process was officially launched Friday 5 February in Yerevan by Council of Europe and European Union. “It is a crucial...

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