Launched in November 2003 the "Partnership for Open
Society"
initiative is an open coalition of a number of
interested civil society actors in Armenia. The
Partnership strives towards promotion of democratic
reform process in Armenia.

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Polling

Which is the most corrupt sphere in Armenia?
Healthcare
4
 
13.79%
Education
5
 
17.24%
Jurisdiction
8
 
27.59%
Agriculture
0
 
0%
Social
2
 
6.9%
Environmental
0
 
0%
Other
2
 
6.9%
Total: 29




 
NEWS & EVENTS
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NEWS ARCHIVE 2004

Roundtable Discussion on Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Yerevan
A round table discussion on Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Yerevan took place by the Partnership on December 17, at Yerevan hotel. Marieta Gasparyan, doctor of architecture, delivered a presentation and a slide show. She examined the current situation and paid a retrospective insight into protection of historical and cultural heritage of Yerevan since mid XIX century. The slide show was followed by presentations by Varazdat Harutyunyan, Member of National Academy of Sciences; Lola Dolukhanyan, Doctor of Architecture; Harutyun Marutyan, PhD of History and Sarhat Petrosyan, a young architect and a PhD student.
The discussion participants worked out a statement addressing their concern on massive destruction of historical and cultural monuments in Yerevan. The presentations were followed by an open discussion. Arrays of possible joint actions were discussed.


Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health Policy in Armenia
The Partnership for Open Society held a roundtable discussion over the issues related to the mental health policy in Armenia. The event was held on December 6, at Armenia-Mariot hotel. Aram Vardanyan, President of the Mental Health Foundation, and Samvel Torosyan, Chief Psychiatrist of the RA Ministry of Health delivered speeches.
 
The speeches addressed the public policy in the field, current status of the legal reforms regulating the field, international experience and community services by the non-governmental organizations in Armenia.
 
The presentations were followed by the questions and answers session and open discussion of the issue.


Roundtable Discussion on Electoral Code Reforms in Armenia
A roundtable discussion was held by the Partnership on Electoral Code reforms on December 10, at Yerevan hotel. One-year anniversary of the Partnership was commemorated and congratulation speeches on this ocasion were delivered by Ambassador Vladimir Pryakhin, the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Ms. Larisa Minasyan, Executive Director, OSIAF-Armenia, and Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan, Chairman of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia.
Afterwards, presentations on the Electoral code reforms were made by Mr. Hovhannes Margaryan, Deputy Head of Standing Committee of State and Legal Affairs, National Assembly of RA, Ms. Elaine Conkievich, Deputy Head of OSCE Office in Yerevan, and Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan, Vice-Chairman of Democracy NGO
The presentations were followed by open discussion over the issue and an informal reception to commemorate one-year anniversary of the Partnership for Open Society initiative.


Roundtable Discussion on Draft Constitutional Amendments and Opinion of the Venice Commission
To ensure a broad public debate over the Constitutional amendments, the Partnership for Open Society organized a roundtable discussion over the opinion of the Venice Commission on Three Sets of Proposals on the Constitutional Amendments of the Republic of Armenia. The event was held on December 13, 2004 at Marriott Armenia Hotel.
In his analysis of the Venice Commission opinion, Vardan Poghosyan, a political scientist and Chairman of Democracy NGO, particularly focused on separation of power, independence of judiciary and protection of human rights in the course of draft Constitutional amendments. Another key speaker, Dr. David Olson, Co-Director of the Parliamentary Documents Center, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provided a comparative overview of the balance between the executive and legislative branches of power in the countries of the Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union and focused on the draft Constitutional amendments and the opinion of the CoE and Venice Commission.

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Description of audit activities on potential fraud and abuse in “ENA” CJSC.
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11.03.2016 | Upcoming Events
Public discussion series “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

The Partnership for Open Society Initiative, representing more than 60 civil society organizations, is pleased to invite you to participate in public discussion series titled “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

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POS statements

15.02.2016 | Statements
Statement on the Drafting of the New Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia.

We would like to call your attention to the statement on the Drafting of the New Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. The statement is open for signature.

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