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Healthcare
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13.79%
Education
5
 
17.24%
Jurisdiction
8
 
27.59%
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0%
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6.9%
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NEWS & EVENTS
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NEWS ARCHIVE 2005


RA Television and Radio Broadcasting Legislation and Regulation Experience, December 8, 2005
A discussion on the topic  "RA Television and Radio Broadcasting Legislation and Regulation Experience" was held by POS on December 8.

Agenda

  • Opening Remarks - Mr. Boris Navasardyan, "Yerevan Press Club"
  • Analysis of Legal Framework Regulating Television and Radio Broadcasting Sphere - Mrs. Olga Safaryan, Lawyer, "Internews-Armenia" NGO
  • Study of Correspondence of Terms of CoE Recommendations 2000/23 and RA Legislation and Absence of Principles Suggested by CoE Recommendations in RA Legislation - Mr. Movses Hakobyan, Lawyer, "Internews-Armenia" NGO
  • Review of Report on Television and Radio Broadcast Sphere and Current Legislation - Mr. Artak Garoyan, Advocacy Specialist, "Internews-Armenia" NGO

Introduction and Piloting of Credit System in Armenian Higher Education Institutions, November 25
A discussion over the issue "Introduction and Piloting of Credit System in Armenian Higher Education Institutions" was held by POS on November 25.  Presentations were made by Ruben Aghgashyan, SEUA Vice-Rector, Armen Budaghyan, SEUA Deputy Vice-Rector, Samvel Shoukourian, YSU Head of Algorithmic Languages Department, Alexandr Grigoryan, YSU Head of Education Department, Samvel Mkhitaryan, Russian-Armenian State University, Armen Jughuryan, Head of YSIE Reform Center, Yuri Sargsyan, SEUA Rector.
Download: Agenda


Discussion over RA draft law "On Lobbyist Activities" Novemer 11
A discussion over RA draft law  "On Lobbyist Activities" was held by POS on November 11.  Presentations were made by Ms. Sona Ayvazyan, Program Officer, Center for Regional Development TI, Mr. Davit Sandukhchyan, Head of Legal Department of Internews-Armenia and Mr. Arman Vardanyan, Head of Social Policy and Development Center.


The Role of NGOs in MCA Implementation in Armenia, November 8
A discussion over the topic "The Role NGOs in MCA Implementation in Armenia" was held by POS on November 8. Presentation were made by Mr. Tigran Khachatryan, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms. Jemma Hasratyan, Association of Women with University Education NGO, Ms. Nazeli Vardanyan, Armenian Forests NGO and Mr. Levon Barseghyan, "Asparez" Journalists' Club.


Discussion over "Perception of European Values and European Integration by Armenian Youth" survey
A discussion over "The Perception of European Values and European Integration by Armenian Youth" sociological survey was help by POS on October 25.
Download: Full version of the survey report (russian) 
Download:Short version of the survey (english) 
Download:Short version of the survey (armenian)
Download:Data set  (russian)

Agenda

  • Opening remarks - Mr. Karen Bekaryan, "European Integration" NGO
  • Presentation of the survey - Mr. Nelson Shahnazaryan, Armenian Socio-Demographic Initiative
  • Questions, discussion
  • Conclusion

Discussion over RA draft law "On Lobbyist Activities" October 4
A roundtable discussion over RA draft law "On Lobbyist Activities" was held by POS on October 4. Presentations were made by Mr. Ashot Abovyan, Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr. Aramayis Kocharyan, "Partnership for Open Society" Initiative Coordinator and Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan, "Democracy" NGO Representative.


Discussion of Proposals Concerning Constitutional Amendments, August 19
A discussion of proposals concerning Constitutional Amendments was held by POS on August 19th.
Agenda
Opening remarks - Mr. Vigen Kocharyan, Executive Director of Bar Association of RA
1.Mr. Tigran Torosyan, RA National Assembly Deputy Chairman - "The Current Stage of Constitutional Amendments and Future Prospectives"
2.Presentation of Proposals, Questions, Discussion
3.Conclusion


Discussion over the topic "Freedom of Expression and Constitutional Reform" July 27
A roundtable discussion over the topic "Freedom of Expression and Constitutional Reform in Armenia" was held by Partnership on July 27 at 11:00 at the Picasso hall of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Ms. Hranush Hakobyan, Chairman of NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture and Youth, Mr. Davit Sandukhchyan, Head of Legal Department of "Internews-Armenia" NGO, Mr. Movses Hakobyan, Lawyer of "Internews-Armenia" NGO and Mr. Boris Navasardyan, President of Yerevan Press Club.
Agenda
Opening Remarks - Mr. Vardan Poghosyan, President of "Democracy" NGO
1.Ms. Hranush Hakobyan, Head of NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture and Youth - "Media Related Provisions of the Draft Amendments to the RA Constitution and their Impact on Strengthening of Freedom of Expression"
2.Mr. Davit Sandukhchyan, Head of Legal Department, "Internews-Armenia" NGO / Movses Hakobyan, Lawyer of "Internews-Armenia" NGO - "Compliance of the Armenian Broadcasting Legislation with the Council of Europe Standards and Best Practices of the European States"
3.Mr. Boris Navasardyan, President of  "Yerevan Press Club"  NGO  - "Attitude of Armenian Journalist Community to the Constitutional Reforms"


Discussion over the topic of Gender balance in executive and legislative powers, July 15
A roundtable discussion was held by POS and Association of Women with University Education on the topic "Gender Balance in Executive and Legislative Powers as a Precondition for a Democratic Open Society" July 15th.  Presentations were made by Ms. Jemma Hasratyan, President of Association of Women with University Education, Ms. Nadejda Shvedova, Scientific worker of Academy of Sciences of Russian Federation, USA and Canada Institute, Doctor of Political Sciences and Ms. Lilit Zakaryan,  Senior Scientific worker of RA National Academy of Sciences.


Discussion of issues related to MCA-Armenia Compact, July 14
The aim of the meeting organized by the "Partnership for Open Society" Initiative was to discuss with the members of the Armenian MCA working team the program approaches set forth by the Armenian side as well as the mechanisms for the possible involvement of the civil society in the monitoring of program implementation.
The members of American and Armenian MCA Working Groups, as well as representatives from international organizations, NGOs and independent experts  were present in the meeting.

Download: Minutes of the meeting 


Discussion over RA Constitutional Reforms, July 12
A roundtable discussion on Constitutional Reforms was held by POS on July 12.  Presentations were made by RA National Assembly Deputy Chairman Mr. Tigran Torosyan and "Democracy" NGO President Mr. Vardan Poghosyan.
 
Agenda
Opening remarks - Mr. Vigen Kocharyan, Executive director of Bar Association of RA
1."Implementation of Memorandum Signed by the Venice Commission and Armenian Government" - Mr. Tigran Torosyan, RA National Assembly Deputy Speaker
2."Constitutional Amendments: Progress and Future Activities" - Mr. Vardan Poghosyan, President of "Democracy" NGO


Discussion over RA draft law "On Mandatory Copies of Documents" - July 8
A roundtable discussion over RA draft law "On Mandatory Copies of Documents" was held by POS on July 8 at 11:00 at the Ball Room of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Ms. Karine Khodikyan, Deputy Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs, Mr. Vahan Khachatryan, Head of National Publishers Association, Mr. Tigran Zargaryan, President of "Computerized Data Set Integrated Information System" NGO, Mr. Anri Nersisyan, Head of Fundamental Library of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Mr. Hovhannes Bekmezyan, Head of National Book Chamber of Armenia.


Discussion over the Report of RA Human Rights Defender, June 24
A discussion over the Annual Report of the RA Human Rights Defender was held  by POS on June 24.  Presentations were made RA Human Rights Defender Ms. Larisa Alaverdyan and "Armenian Helsinki Committee" President Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan.

Agenda
Opening Remarks - Mr. Aghasy Yenokyan, Head of "Armenian Center for Political and International Research" NGO
1.Ms. Larisa Alaverdyan, RA Human Rights Defender - "Annual Report: About the Activities of the RA Human Rights Defender and Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Armenia"
2.Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan, President, "Armenian Helsinki Committee" - Comments on the Annual Report of the RA Human Rights Defender


Discussion on Electronic Communication draft Law, June 17
A discussion over RA Draft Law "On Electronic Communication" was held by POS on June 17. Presentations were made by RA Minister of Justice Mr. Davit Harutyunyan, Head of Communications Department of RA Ministry of Transport and Communication Mr. Gevorg Gevorgyan and "Internews-Armenia" NGO Head of Legal Department Mr. Davit Sandukhchyan.


Contemporary Issues in Tobacco Control in Armenia, May 31
A discussion over the topic "Contemporary Issues in Tobacco Control in Armenia" was held by POS on May 31.  Presentations were made by Ms. Hranush Hakobyan, Chairwoman of Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture and Youth, RA National Assembly, Mr. Alexander Bazarchyan,, MOH Tobacco Control Program Coordinator, WHO Tobacco Control National Counterpart, Ms. Narine Movsisyan, Director of Armenian Public Health Alliance Tobacco Control Policy Project, AUA, Mr. Azat Gasparyan, Honored Artist of RA, Mr. John Hughes, Editor, "ArmeniaNow".


Discussion over adoption of RA Law "On Amendments to the Electoral Code of Armenia" , May 26
A discussion over the adoption of RA Law "On Amendments to the Electoral Code of RA" was held by "Partnership by Open Society" Initiative on May 26.  Presentations were made by Mr. Vardan Poghosyan and Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan.


Alternative Military Service, May 20
A discussion over the topic "Alternative Military Service: Current Condition, Questions and Concerns" was held POS on May 20 at 11:00 at the Ball Room of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Mr. Mushegh Yekmalyan, Senior Human Rights Assistant, OSCE Office in Yerevan, Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan, President of "Armenian Helsinki Committee" and Mr. Sedrak Sedrakyan,  Head of Legal Department, Ministry of Defense of RA.


"Council of Europe Commitments Implementation" alternative monitoring report, May 18
A discussion over "Council of Europe Commitments Implementations" monitoring report was held by POS on May 18 at 11:00 at the Ball Room of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Mr. Vardan Poghosyan, Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan, Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan, Mr. Stepan Danielyan, Mr. Mesrop Harutyunyan and Mr. Davit Sandukhchyan.


RA Electoral Code Discussion, May 6
A discussion over RA Electoral Code was held by Partnership for Open Society initiative on May 6.  Presentations were be made by "Democracy" NGO representative Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan, Deputy head of the OSCE Mission in Armenia Ms. Elaine Conkievich and Deputy Chairman of NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Mr. Hovhannes Margaryan.


Meeting with Millenium Challenge Corporation Delegation, May 5
A meeting with Millennium Challenge Corporation Delegation was held by Partnership for Open Society Initiative on May 5, 2005. Mr. Alex Russin, Country Director, Mr. Myron V. Hirniak, Program Officer, Mr. Felipe Mantiega, Managing Director, Agricultural Programs, Ms. Emily Andrews, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation were present on behalf of the Corporation. Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy of RA Mr. Tigran Khachatryan was present as well.


Presentation of "Democracy" NGO's draft version of Constitutional Reforms, April 19
A presentation of "Democracy" NGO's draft version of Constitutional reforms was organized by Partnership for Open Society Initiative on April 19 . Presentations will be made by Mr. Vardan Poghosyan and Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan.


Roundtable discussion over Millennium Challenge Account Implementation in Armenia, April 18
A roundtable discussion over Millennium Challenge Account Implementation in Armenia was held by Partnership for Open Society Initiative on April 18.  Presentations were made by USAID Deputy Mission Director Mr. Karl Fickenscher, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Mr. Tigran Khachatryan, World Bank Country Manager Mr. Roger Robinson, Yerevan Press Club president Mr. Boris Navasardyan and World Vision National Director Mr. David Thomson.


RA Law on "The Procedure of Conducting Gatherings, Meetings, Rallies and Demonstrations", April 15
A roundtable discussion was held by "Partnership for Open Society" Initiative over RA law on "The Procedure of Conducting Gatherings, Meetings, Rallies and Demonstrations" on April 15 at Picasso hall of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Mr. Vardan Poghosyan and Ms. Elaine Conkievich.


Round table discussion over Beijing +10 meeting, April 14, 2005
A roundtable discussion was held by POS on April 14 at the Congress hotel to discuss the results of Beijing +10 meeting.  Presentations were made by Ms. Alice Adamyan, Adviser to the Prime Minister of RA, Ms. Jemma Hasratyan, Director of Association of Women with University Education and Mr. Vladimir Osipov Expert of Association of Women with University Education.  More information on Beijing +10 meeting can be found at Beijing at Ten official website http://www.undpi.am/pekin/index.html


Discussion of ENP and possibilities for youth, April 5
A discussion over European Neighborhood Policy and the possibilities for youth within the framework of ENP was organized by POS on April 5.  Presentations were made by Mr. Karen Bekaryan, Head of European Integration NGO, Mr. Boris Navasardyan, President of Yerevan Press Club, Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan, Head of Armenian Helsinki Committee, Mr. Aghasy Enokyan Head of Armenian Center for Political and International Research and Ms. Larisa Minasyan, Executive Director of OSIAF-Armenia.


Discussion of the Issue of Civil Control over Armed Forces March 30, 2005
A roundtable discussion on the topic of Civil Control over Armed Forces was organized by POS on March 30.  Presentations were made by Mr. Aghasy Yenokyan, Head of  "Armenian Center for Political and International Research" NGO and Ms. Alvard Barkhudaryan, Expert of  "Center for Strategic and National Studies".


Discussion of the Report of OSCE Fact-Finding Mission March 28, 2005
A roundtable discussion on the Report of OSCE Fact-Finding Mission to the Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan Surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh was held by POS on March 28.  Presentations were made by Mr. Varuzhan Nersessian, representative of Conventional Arms Control Division, Arms Control and International Security Department of MFA,  Mr. Stepan Safaryan, representative of Center for Strategic and National Studies and Ms. Aghavni Karakhanyan, representative of Institute for Civil Society and Regional Development.


A roundtable discussion over Consitutional Reforms in Armenia March 18, 2005
A roundtable discussion over Constitutional Reforms in Armenia was held by Partnership for Open Society on March 10 at the Picasso hall of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Mr. Tigran Torosyan, Deputy Chairman of National Assembly, Mr. Vardan Poghosyan, President of "Democracy" NGO and Mr. Vigen Kocharyan, Executive Director of Bar Association of RA


A roundtable discussion over "Armenia and ENP" program March 10, 2005
A roundtable discussion over "Armenia and European Neighbourhood Policy" program was held by Partnership for Open Society Initiative on March 10, at the Ball Room of Congress hotel.  Presentations were made by Mr. Alexis Loeber, EC official covering Armenia, Mr. Ashot Voskanyan, Adviser to the  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Karen Bekaryan, Head of "European Integration" NGO.


Round table discussion over RA law "On Advocacy" February 15, 2005
A round table discussion over RA Law "On Advocacy" was held by "Partnership for Open Society" initiative on February 15, at "Picasso" hall of Congress hotel. Presentations were made by Mr. Tigran Janoyan, President of collegium of advocates, International Bar Association, Mr. Vigen Kocharyan, Executive Director of Bar Association of RA and Mr. Nikolay Arustamyan, Head of Structural Reforms Administration of the Ministry of Justice of RA.

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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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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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